Japanese hospital uses Asensus Surgical’s Senhance surgical robot

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Asensus Surgical (NYSE:ASXC) today announced that a hospital in Japan has agreed to lease and use its Senhance surgical robot system.

Saiseikai Shiga Hospital in Ritto, Japan has entered into an agreement with Asensus, based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

The hospital will use the Asensus Senhance Surgical System. The first-of-its-kind digital laparoscopic surgical robot uses augmented intelligence to perform procedures through machine learning. It provides surgical assurance through haptic feedback, eye-tracking camera control, and 3D visualization.

Asensus said in a press release that Senhance is the first platform to offer 3mm instruments. It is the smallest instrument available in the world on a robotic surgical platform.

“We are delighted to partner with Saiseikai Shiga Hospital, one of Japan’s leading hospitals. While the system will initially be used in the department of general surgery, we look forward to helping the hospital expand its Senhance program to other departments and specializations,” said Anthony Fernando, President and CEO of Asensus Surgical. “We continue to drive increased use of Senhance globally, as surgeons continue to see the value associated with Senhance’s clinical intelligence and digital tools, which have broad applicability across all surgical specialties and types of procedures. »

Asensus Senhance: powered by augmented reality

Senhance is powered by Asensus Intelligent Surgical Unit (ISU). The ISU allows the analysis of surgical images in real time coupled with control of the camera by industrial vision. It responds to commands and recognizes certain objects in the surgical field.

The ISU allows a surgeon to measure anatomy, place digital labels, and enhance the surgical image. It offers augmented intelligence camera control so the surgeon can focus on other critical tasks.

“We are excited to incorporate the unique features of the Senhance system into our surgical offerings. Familiarity with laparoscopy, lower cost per procedure similar to laparoscopy, and clinical intelligence capabilities combined with robotic precision and new features make the platform a terrific addition to our hospital,” said Dr. M Masuyama, Vice President and Head of Saiseikai Shiga’s Surgery Department. Hospital. “As we focus on providing the highest level of care to our patients, the Senhance system will allow us to expand our robotic surgery service to help deliver better patient outcomes.”

Christine E. Phillips