SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG), the global leader in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, today announced that it received FDA clearance to market its EndoWrist® One™ Vessel Sealer instrument for use with the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.
The EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer is a wristed, single-use instrument intended for bipolar coagulation and mechanical transection of vessels up to 7 mm in diameter and tissue bundles that fit in the jaws of the instrument. The EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer enables da Vinci Si surgeons to fully control vessel sealing, while providing the benefits of da Vinci Surgery — enhanced surgical precision, control and stability and 3D HD visualization.
Gary Guthart, CEO, Intuitive Surgical Inc., stated, "We are pleased to start 2012 with this clearance for our EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer. We plan to initiate a controlled rollout of this product in the US in the first quarter of 2012, while also submitting for CE Mark."
With the purchase of a dedicated radio frequency energy generator, the EndoWrist One Vessel Sealer is compatible with all da Vinci Si Surgical Systems.