Clinical Evidence

Commitment to Evidence-Based Medicine

Publications referenced on this page include information on the use of robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Xi®Surgical System, da Vinci Si® Surgical System, da VinciS®Surgical System, and da Vinci® Standard Surgical System.

Intuitive Surgical tracks the peer-reviewed publications related to robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System(s). The current collection includes PubMed and Scopus-indexed publications that represent many surgical specialties; the vast majorities of which were researched and written independent of Intuitive. This collection is increasing at a rate of over 175 publications per month.

Number of Peer-Reviewed Publications

Since 1998, over 13,500 peer-reviewed publications involving robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System have appeared in various clinical journals. The chart below summarizes the number of scientific peer reviewed publications related to robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. 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.



PN 875634 Rev H 05/2017

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