Surgical Robots: The Essentials

July 8, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


This page is just one of many Essentials pages linking you to a vast array of ECRI product Evaluations, safety guidance, and purchasing advice. View a complete listing of Essentials pages.

Note: Intuitive Surgical has dominated the surgical robot market for nearly two decades as the manufacturer with the only general-purpose surgical robots available in the United States; their current flagship device is the da Vinci Xi. Our coverage of general-purpose robots necessarily focuses on da Vinci models.

Evaluation Background: Surgical Robotic Systems and Related Devices for General Surgery

Here's information on technologies related to surgical robotics, including ratings for OR tables and electrosurgical units validated for use with earlier robot models. We also review how surgical robotic technology is used, which product specs are important, and more.


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