11/07/2000 Da Vinci robotic surgical system is approved in the U.S.

It was designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The system is controlled by a surgeon from a console. It is commonly used for prostatectomies, and increasingly for cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures. Da Vinci systems conduct around 200 000 surgeries a year.

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