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Accuracy Of Information

Intuitive makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of information presented on this Web site. Information on this web site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. Intuitive shall not be held responsible for any action taken that is based on the information presented on the Web site, and all users of this Web site agree that all access and use of the Web site, and any and all content presented on the Web site, is at the user's own risk. Neither Intuitive nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, or other damages arising out of user's access, use, or inability to use the Web site, or any errors or omissions in the content of the Web site.

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Intellectual Property 

All product names, regardless of whether or not they appear in large or italicized print or with the trademark or registered trademark symbols, are trademarks of Intuitive, its affiliates, related companies, or its licensors or joint venture partners, unless otherwise noted. The entire content of the Intuitive Web site, including any images or text, is copyrighted and may not be distributed, downloaded, modified, reused, reposted, or otherwise used except as provided herein without the express written permission of Intuitive. The use or misuse of these trademarks, copyrights, or other materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, communications regulations and statutes, and other laws, statutes and/or regulations.


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Trademarks owned by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

This is a partial current listing of trademarks in which Intuitive Surgical claims exclusive trademark rights. Any questions concerning the use of these trademarks or whether a name that does not appear on this list is in fact a trademark of Intuitive should be referred to Intuitive.

Aesop® Endoscope Positioner
Beyond the Limits of the Human Hand
EndoWrist® Instruments
Enhancing the Art of Surgery
Heart Surgery Without Scars
Hermes® Control Center
InSite® Vision System
Intuitive Surgical®
Navigator™ Camera Control
Precise™ Bipolar Instrument
ProGrasp™ Forceps
Snap-Fit™ Instrument
Socrates™ Robotic Telecollaboration System
Solo Surgery™ Operation
Surgical Immersion
Taking Surgery Beyond the Limits of the Human Hand
Taking Surgical Precision and Technique Beyond the Limits of the Human Hand®
The Future of Surgery is Now at Your Fingertips
Zeus® Robotic Surgical System

All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci® Surgery and other minimally invasive procedures.  Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications which may require hospitalization include injury to tissues or organs, bleeding, infection or internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Risks of surgery also include potential for equipment failure and human error. Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: A long operation and time under anesthesia, conversion to another technique or the need for additional or larger incisions.  If your surgeon needs to convert the procedure, it could mean a long operative time with additional time under anesthesia and increased complications. Temporary pain or discomfort may result from pneumoperitoneum, the presence of air or gas in the abdominal cavity used by surgeons in minimally invasive surgery. Research suggests that there could be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary.  Patients who bleed easily, who have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery. For more complete information on surgical risks, safety, and indications for use, please refer to Patients should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Other options may be available. Intuitive Surgical reviews clinical literature from the highest level of evidence available to provide benefit and risk information about use of the da Vinci Surgical System in specific representative procedures. We encourage patients and physicians to review all available information on surgical options and treatment in order to make an informed decision. Clinical studies are available through the National Library of Medicine at

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