Intuitive Surgical Inc is a Delaware corporation founded in 1995. The Company designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems and related instruments and accessories. A da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon's console, a patient-side cart, and a high performance vision system. da Vinci Surgery utilizes computational, robotic and imaging technologies to enable improved patient outcomes compared to other surgical and non-surgical therapies. The Company has commercialized four generations of da Vinci Surgical System- the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the da Vinci Si Surgical System, the da Vinci S Surgical System and the standard da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci Surgical Systems are comprised of the following components: Surgeon's Console. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to operate while comfortably seated at an ergonomic console viewing a 3-D image of the surgical field. Patient-Side Cart. The patient-side cart holds electromechanical arms that manipulate the instruments inside the patient. 3-D Vision System. Its vision system includes its InSite 3-D endoscope with two separate vision channels linked to two separate color monitors through high performance video cameras and specialized image processing hardware. da Vinci Skills Simulator. The Skills Simulator is a practice tool that gives a user the opportunity to practice his or her facility with the surgeon console controls. EndoWrist instruments are offered in a variety of sizes, of which 5mm and 8mm diameter sizes are commonly sold. The Company provides its products through a direct sales organization in the U.S, mainly of Western Europe excluding Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece; Japan and Korea. The Company's products and operations are subject to rigorous regulation by the FDA, the State of California and countries or regions in which the company markets its products.
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