13 October 2022 | News
Xi Experience centre is aimed at familiarizing and bringing awareness about robotic-assisted surgery among the surgical fraternity in the country
Intuitive Surgical, a global technology leader in minimally invasive care and the pioneer of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS), has unveiled a first of its kind initiative to familiarize healthcare professionals to robotic-assisted Surgery. The programme called ‘Xi experience centre’ was unveiled at the FICCI Heal conference in New Delhi.
Intuitive India has set up this experience centre as a part of their commitment to enhance the surgical ecosystem in India. This programme aims to familiarise the medical fraternity with robotic-assisted surgery, its features, and clinical applications as robotic-assisted surgery has been more effective for soft-tissue surgeries, which require more precision.
Commenting on the unveiling of Xi Experience centre, Mandeep Singh Kumar, VP & GM of Intuitive India, said, "Though there has been a continuous increase in the adoption of Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) in the recent past, there is a need for more surgeons to take up such tech advancements to cater to the ever-growing need."
As a part of this initiative, Intuitive has formulated a comprehensive programme to ensure extensive hands-on learning for the surgeons. This centre is equipped with Intuitive’s latest Da Vinci Xi technology, and other state of the art facilities such as wet lab. This centre also demonstrates advanced technologies for real-time visual assistant, dual grip technology, and suturing & simulation exercises. Intuitive's robotic-assisted surgery simulator, SimNow is also used at the Xi Experience centre. Surgeons and residents can use SimNow to get familiar with the robotic-assisted procedures.