The future of surgery

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Ergonomics of RAS: A Review of the Evidence

While surgeons work to heal their patients, technology advancements in the OR work to keep surgeons well, too. Jed Farlow, Lead Human-Centered Design, Medtronic Surgical Robotics R&D, gives his insight.

Can RAS Drive Ergonomic Improvements for Surgeons?

Dr. Erik Wilson shares insight from his experience in performing over 4,000 cases of robotic general surgery since 2002 and the longest series of robotic gastric bypasses in the world.

Women Are Leading the Way in Surgical Robotics

Listen to the voices on a typical leadership call with our Surgical Robotics operating unit (OU) and it becomes abundantly clear — women are leading the way in this future-focused mission to bring robotic-assisted surgery to more places and more people.

Obesity and Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS)

Dr Anna Fagotti, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Unit at Polyclinico Gemelli, shares some of her insights about the challenges of surgically treating obese patients and how she uses robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) to overcome some of those challenges. 

Bringing RAS to more people and places.

Learn how our early customers are overcoming key barriers to make more possible for their patients.

Ruben Olivares, M.D., performs the first procedure with Hugo™ at Clínica Santa Maria in Santiago, Chile.

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How PBP is Transforming RAS Training

Learn how Proficiency-Based Progression (PBP) can maximize training outcomes in this article featuring the expert who invented it.

3 Barriers to Building a RAS Program (and Solutions to Overcome Them)

Dr. John Lenihan, explores 3 key barriers you’ll likely face when starting a robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) program — and 3 solutions to help you successfully overcome them.

5 Questions to Answer Before Starting a RAS Program

Robotics industry expert Josh Feldstein shares the top five questions a hospital must consider before starting a robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) program – and why having clearly-defined answers is so important.

Changing the Training Game: One Path to Standardized Training for Robotic-assisted Surgery

Prof. Dr. Alexandre Mottrie shares his perspective on setting training standards for robotic-assisted surgery (RAS).

How to Start a Sustainable RAS Revolution in Your Hospital

Medtronic Robotics System Utilization Manager, Berta Ortiga, shares her perspective on the best way for hospitals to approach investing in robot-assisted surgery technology and building a successful robotics program.

Obesity and Robotic-Assisted Surgery (RAS)

Dr Anna Fagotti, Director of the Ovarian Cancer Unit at Polyclinico Gemelli, shares some of her insights about the challenges of surgically treating obese patients and how she uses robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) to overcome some of those challenges. 

Women Are Leading the Way in Surgical Robotics

Listen to the voices on a typical leadership call with our Surgical Robotics operating unit (OU) and it becomes abundantly clear — women are leading the way in this future-focused mission to bring robotic-assisted surgery to more places and more people.

Can RAS Drive Ergonomic Improvements for Surgeons?

Dr. Erik Wilson shares insight from his experience in performing over 4,000 cases of robotic general surgery since 2002 and the longest series of robotic gastric bypasses in the world.

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Ergonomics of RAS: A Review of the Evidence

While surgeons work to heal their patients, technology advancements in the OR work to keep surgeons well, too. Jed Farlow, Lead Human-Centered Design, Medtronic Surgical Robotics R&D, gives his insight.

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The future of digital surgery

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We’ve spoken to thought leaders from around the world to capture diverse perspectives on everything related to robotic-assisted surgery (RAS): from various training methodologies and the fundamentals of program success to overcoming challenges, setting new standards and preparing for the future.