Robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) is opening new frontiers for doctors — from improving precision and accuracy in spine surgery, to more access and maneuverability in general surgery.1-3
RAS is poised for strong adoption in the OR suite. However, as with any new medical technology, factors such as initial and per-procedure costs, along with surgeon training may impact the speed at which RAS can be implemented and its benefits realized.
At Medtronic, we are working to advance RAS solutions, recognizing that the most comprehensive solutions must:
“Our goal is to use innovation to help standardize procedures and improve patient outcomes,” says Megan Rosengarten, President, Surgical Robotics for the Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies Group. “It’s not about adding technology because we can, it’s about using technology to create better clinical and economic options for hospitals, surgeons, and patients.”
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