A UK-based surgical robotics company has announced a record number of installations for its Versius solution in 2023, as well as the highest number of surgeries completed with the system in its history.
Installations have grown more than 60% in the past 12 months and in excess of 17,000 operations have been carried out with the robotic system, CMR Surgical reported.
It also said it closed the year with a base rate of installations that was more than 50% higher when compared with 2022.
The surgical robot has been used to perform benign and complex surgical procedures, such as low anterior resections, prostatectomies, lobectomies and hysterectomies.
The system is designed as a small, modular and digitally native system that is simple to integrate and use. The modular element likewise means it is easy to move between operating rooms and departments.
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Norra Älvsborgs Hospital (NÄL) in Sweden recently acquired the solution, which will be used for colorectal, upper GI and gynaecological surgeries.
More than 100 surgeries have now taken place at the hospital using the robot.
Commenting on the deployment, Thierry Rousseau, president of the Medical Committee, Clinique Urologique Nantes-Atlantis, said: “Our team are experienced in doing complex urological robotic assisted surgeries for many years and from the first 100 cases using Versius I can say that switching from the surgical robot we were previously using to a Versius robot proved very easy and more efficient in several respects.
“The versatility of Versius has enabled us to perform complex procedures such as prostatectomies with ease, enabling us to adapt the surgical robot into our existing surgical practice with simplicity.”
Some of the new markets for the company in 2023 include Greece and Indonesia.
This year, the company has said it will launch several new technologies to support help increase the range of complex procedures for which Versius can be used, as well as to drive higher adoption.
According to the surgical robotics firm, there are now more than 140 installations around the world. Across Europe, these include the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK); Cambridge University Hospitals (UK); Policlinico di Milano, Italy; Klinikum Chemnitz, Germany; and The University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk, Poland.