Clinical Evidence

Commitment to Evidence-Based Medicine

Publications referenced on this page include use of the da Vinci® Xi system, da Vinci® Si, da Vinci® S, and da Vinci® Standard systems.

Intuitive Surgical tracks the peer-reviewed publications related to the da Vinci® Surgical Systems. The current collection includes PubMed and Scopus-indexed publications that represent many surgical specialties; the vast majorities were researched and written independent of Intuitive. The da Vinci clinical library is increasing at a rate of over 150 publications per month.

Number of Peer-Reviewed Publications

Since 1998, over 10,500 peer-reviewed publications have appeared in various clinical journals on da Vinci Surgery. The chart below summarizes the number of scientific peer reviewed publications related to da Vinci Surgery. The publications include the following types: randomized studies, systematic reviews, prospective and retrospective comparison studies, single arm studies, literature reviews, case studies, cadaver studies, animal studies and editorials.



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