Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical Team Up to Address Hospitals’ Need for
Operating Room Integration
SAALFELD, Germany & SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2015 – Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical are now offering Integrated Table Motion for the da Vinci® Xi® Surgical System in Europe. This first-of-its-kind product includes the latest Intuitive Surgical robotic-assisted surgical system and Trumpf Medical’s advanced operating table, the TruSystem® 7000dV. The surgical system and table have been seamlessly integrated to allow surgeons and anesthesiologists – for the first time – to make a comprehensive range of table adjustments easily and efficiently during da Vinci Surgery.
The ability to reposition the operating table – in real time – with the surgical robotic arms docked addresses the need for operating room efficiency and maximizes access, exposure and reach during a robotic-assisted surgical procedure. This integrated functionality gives operating room (OR) staff the ability to:
“Hospitals and surgeons are seeking integration of systems, tools and processes in the operating theater,” says Myriam Curet, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Intuitive Surgical. “Our work with Trumpf Medical in creating Integrated Table Motion is an important advancement on this front.”
Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical spent five years working together to make the seamless integration of the two systems possible. The system and table are synchronized in movement – the table’s positioning is relayed to the System and is met with an intuitive adjustment of the system’s instrument arms, boom and endoscope to maintain consistent orientation to the patient’s anatomy.
“Our collaboration demonstrates the true power of partnership,” says Kamran Tahbazian, executive director, global R&D and marketing, Trumpf Medical. “When innovative, focused companies come together in a true spirit of cooperation, good things can happen. We are proud of this new, enabling capability in minimally invasive surgery.”
Integrated Table Motion for the da Vinci Xi Surgical System was CE marked in June 2015 and is now available for sale in Europe. Intuitive Surgical and Trumpf Medical are seeking further clearances to market Integrated Table Motion around the world.