ISRG mentioned that their micro-stapler is looking very promising
In their CC yesterday, ISRG said their stapler is approved and being rolled out in the U.S. It sounds like a game-changer for them. My hope is that CRDC did not give them everything in one license lump sum payment (this being said without knowing exactly what CRDC tech goes into the DaV stapler - not much given the huge difference in timing of FDA approvals for both?)
Despite current headlines about DaV tort litigation, robotics is the future. Laparoscopic surgery is very non-intuitive and only the most "artistic" surgeons really get proficient at it.