Intuitive Surgical reports preliminary Q4 shipments, procedures
The Company shipped 290 da Vinci Surgical Systems in Q4 compared with 216 in Q4 of 2017. The company shipped 926 da Vinci Surgical Systems in 2018, compared with 684 systems in 2017. Da Vinci procedures increased approximately 19% for Q4 compared with Q4 of 2017. Approximately 1,037,000 surgical procedures were performed with the da Vinci Surgical System in 2018, an increase of approximately 18% compared with approximately 877,000 procedures performed in 2017. Commenting on the announcement, Gary Guthart, president and CEO of Intuitive, said, "We are pleased with our fourth quarter procedure growth, system placements, and the financial results that follow. We are committed to advancing intelligent minimally invasive care through the combination of human understanding, smart systems and instruments, and digital insights."