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Medtronic Hugo™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Cornerstone of New Robotics Program in Latin America
Advanced Technology at UC CHRISTUS Expands Access to Minimally Invasive Surgery for More Patients
"Our surgical robotics vision — to expand access to quality care to more people in more places — is coming to life at UC CHRISTUS," said
Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that offers surgeons improved visualization, greater dexterity, and ergonomic advantages, yet robots are used in less than 3% of surgeries globally.1 The Hugo RAS system — Medtronic's solution to historic cost and utilization barriers that have kept surgical robotics out of reach for many hospitals — is a modular, multi-quadrant platform designed for a broad range of soft-tissue procedures.
The Hugo RAS system combines the precision of wristed instruments with the flexibility of independent robotic arm carts and best-in-class 3D visualization technology on an open console. Touch Surgery™ Enterprise, a cloud-based surgical video capture option powered by artificial intelligence, allows surgeons to seamlessly record, analyze, and share Hugo system case footage.
"I am honored to have performed the inaugural robotic-assisted surgery procedure for UC CHRISTUS and to be leading this program, the first of its kind for our institution," said Ignacio San Francisco, M.D., urological surgeon and specialist in minimally invasive uro-oncology surgery. "With Hugo RAS system, we are entering a new era of robotic-assisted surgery, improving how we deliver high quality healthcare to our patients."
In support of its commitment to expand access to quality care, Medtronic has opened a new Surgical Robotics Experience Center in
"We are confident that our new robotic surgery program is ready for success and will provide our patients with leading-edge quality healthcare, thanks to the novel capabilities of the Hugo RAS system, the support we have received from our partners at Medtronic, and our outstanding surgeons," said
The Hugo RAS system is not cleared or approved in the
Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the
†Compared to open surgery.
‡MIS may not be suitable for every patient; consult your doctor to determine if MIS is an option for you.
1. Based on Medtronic report, FY20 market model: procedural volume data.
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