Intuitive Surgical Inc.

"This company is currently the global leader in the field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Their mission is to provide surgeons and hospitals with the tools needed to improve clinical outcomes and to help patients return to active and productive lives. Intutive Surgical serves customers throughout the United States and internationally."

(Citation 31)




Mako Surgical Corp.

"MAKO is dedicated to advancing orthopedics through the discovery and development of quality innovative robotic surgical solutions that consistently, reproducibly, and precisely restore patient quality of life."

(Citation 32)


Titan Medical Inc.

"This Canadian company is focused on the development and commericalization of robotic surgical technologies. It is researching and developing technologies to empower surgeons to use robots in the operating room of the future. "

(Citation 33)






Accuray Inc.

"Accuray is a leader in the field of radiosurgery and is dedicated to providing an improved quality of life and a treatment to those diagnosed with cancer. Accuray develops and markets the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which is designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body. "

(Citation 34)



"Prosurgics is dedicated to pioneering a new generation of innovative but affordable surgical robots. The company's technology portfolio encompasses image-guided and tele-manipulator systems, surgical planning and intra-operative navigation. "

(Citation 35)





CUREXO Technology Corporation

"CUREXO is a pioneer in medical robotics and a world leader in image-directed, robotic products for orthopaedic applications.  CUREXO created the ROBODOC. "

(Citation 36)



Hansen Medical

"Hansen Medical is the global leader in flexible robotics. Its vision is to create a new generation of advanced medical robots that would empower and protect physicians while providing care for patients. "

(Citation 37)





Rosewell Park Cancer Institute

RPCI is one of the institutes that focuses on robotic surgery. With the help from many Philanthropic foundations, including John R. Oishei Foundation, Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, and James H. Cummings Foundation, RPCI has developed a center for robotic surgery. Their goal is to create a well-trained workforce and continue advances in the field. Their center will provide training that offers education to medical students, residents and fellows at the physician level.

(Citation 38)


Other Innovators that Contribute to Robotic Surgery:





Da Vinci Surgical System

This robotic system was designed by Intutive Surgical Inc. It allows surgeons to perform surgery sitting at a console that is several feet away from the operation. The Da Vinci System provides 3D HD visualization, EndoWrist instrumentation, and motion technology.

(Citation 39)


EndoWrist Instruments

Intutitive Surgical Inc. also created the EndoWrist Instruments. These instruments provide surgeons with dexterity as well as a full range of motion.

(Citation 41)



RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System
"RIO assists the surgeon in achieving natural knee kinematics and optimal results at a level of precision previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation."
(Citation 42)


CyberKnife System
"The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is recognized as the leading radiosurgery system that delivers high doses of radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy anywhere in the body."

(Citation 43)



Amadeus Robotic Surgical System
"The Amadeus is a 4-armed robotic surgical system that enables surgeons to remotely manipulate surgical instruments. It is still being developed by Titan Medical Inc."

(Citation 44)


ROBODOC Surgical System
"The ROBODOC Surgical System allows surgeons to plan their surgery in a 3-D virtual space and then execute the surgery exactly as planned in the operating theatre."
(Citation 45)



RoSS Robotic Surgical Simulator
"RoSS is a Robotic Surgical Simulator which uses virtual reality to realistically introduce the user to the operation and feel of a robotic surgical console. RoSS has been validated by leading surgeons in order to be realistic in its design, and provide close to life experience of working on the on the master console of da Vinci Surgical System."

(Citation 46)


Other Innovations in Robotic Surgery

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