60mm stapler for da Vinci system

September 14, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

Intuitive Surgical’s fully wristed 60mm stapler for use with its da Vinci robotic system received US FDA approval.

The device, called SureForm 60, is a single-patient-use 60mm stapler that offers 120 degrees of fully wristed articulation.

Surgeons control SureForm 60 through the da Vinci surgeon console, creating an immediate connection between clinical decision-making and instrument action.

The da Vinci surgical systems are designed to help surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery. Da Vinci systems offer surgeons high-definition 3D vision, a magnified view, and robotic and computer assistance.

Combining da Vinci’s tremor filtration with SureForm 60’s tip stability and 120 degrees of articulation in all directions may help provide surgeons with precise stapler manipulation and placement.

SureForm 60 uses SmartFire technology—integrated software that optimizes stapler and staple line performance. SmartFire measures tissue compression before and during staple firing, making automatic adjustments to the firing process as staples are formed and the transection is made. SmartFire makes more than 1,000 measurements per second, helping to ensure a more consistent staple line, while helping prevent tissue damage, across a range of tissue thicknesses.

SureForm 60 has general, thoracic, gynecologic, urologic, and pediatric indications. It is compatible with the da Vinci Xi and X surgical systems.