10 Robotic Surgery Companies

July 31. 2016. 5 mins read

Being a doctor is a well-paid profession, but the highest-earning medical professionals are surgeons. Everybody who has had surgery knows just how much trepidation you feel when entering that room and realizing that someone is going to cut you open, root around a bit, and then sew you back up. Now if a robotic surgeon were to conduct the same operation, would you feel any better about it? What if robotic surgery gave you a 10X better success rate? Which would you choose it then?

It’s only a matter of time before the majority of skilled tasks are threatened by artificial intelligence and sophisticated automation techniques like robotics. Let’s take a look at 10 robotic surgery companies that may be operating on you sometime in your lifetime.

Intuitive Surgical

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If you’ve heard mention of robots in surgery, it was probably referencing Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) and their da Vinci surgical robot. The company raised $46 million in an initial public offering in 2000 and in the same year, became the first robotic surgical system cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery.  Since then, da Vinci has been used for more than 3 million minimally invasive procedures in various surgical specialties. The robotic surgery device comes in two parts as seen below:

Da Vinci Product

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