Florida Hospital 1st in US to install minimally invasive surgical robot: 5 notes

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | November 16, 2017 | Print  |

Orlando-based Florida Hospital became the first hospital in the U.S. to install TransEnterix's Senhance Surgical System, according to the Florida Trend.

Here are five notes:


1. The Senhance Surgical System received FDA clearance in October. Physicians at the Florida Hospital are are currently completing training with the system for clinical procedures.


2. The minimally invasive surgical robot allows physicians to see patient's anatomy with 3-D visualization. Optical sensors also allow physicians to move the camera and select commands by moving their eyes. They system is the first to offer haptic feedback


3. The robot's instruments are 5 millimeters in diameter, and the system minimizes forces at the patient's skin incisions.


4. TransEnterix designed the system to allow surgeons to reuse surgical instruments, lowering costs. Physicians who use the surgical robot experience shorter operating times and quicker recoveries for patients.


5. Florida Hospital is part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, which includes 45 hospitals across nine states.


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