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Versius completes 20,000 surgical cases in five years since launch





Global surgical robotics business CMR Surgical has announced that more than 20,000 Versius surgical cases have now been completed as the company works with hospitals and surgeons around the world to bring minimal access surgery to everyone who needs it.

Versius was first introduced to the market in 2019 to make surgical robotics more widely accessible and affordable worldwide.

Versius in the operating theatre at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Picture: CMR Surgical
Versius in the operating theatre at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Picture: CMR Surgical

Its small, modular and versatile design is ideal for soft tissue surgery, especially on the lungs, thymus, and oesophagus. Versius is used across a range of surgical specialties to perform common and complex elective surgical procedures, including prostatectomies, abdominal wall repair, hysterectomies, proctocolectomies, esophagectomies and lobectomies.

Sangeeta Sawant and Radhika Padmagirison, consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, performed the 20,000th procedure using Versius and said: “It is exciting for us to embark on the robotic journey with CMR. Having done a few cases, we can already feel the difference from the straight stick procedure especially with 3D vision, dexterity of the arms which provide enhanced manipulation which is definitely not possible on straight stick; and we can tell that patients have minimal discomfort at discharge.

“We are very grateful to have done the 20,000th case and hopefully will be able to do many more.”

Mark Slack, chief medical officer, and co-founder, CMR Surgical, said: “Surpassing the 20,000 case milestone is a significant achievement that I am tremendously proud of us reaching.

Dr Mark Slack, co-founder and CMO, CMR Surgical. Picture: Keith Heppell.
Dr Mark Slack, co-founder and CMO, CMR Surgical. Picture: Keith Heppell.

“I look forward to our next clinical milestone as CMR continues to grow, and more patients benefit from robotic-assisted minimal access surgery with Versius.”

There are now over 160 Versius installations around the world.

Supratim Bose, CEO, CMR Surgical, said: “It is wonderful to be celebrating this historic milestone of Versius being used to complete more than 20,000 surgical procedures around the world.

CMR Surgical's Versius system is designed to be versatile. Picture: CMR Surgical
CMR Surgical's Versius system is designed to be versatile. Picture: CMR Surgical

“This is a momentous achievement in our journey, and mission to get minimal access surgery to everyone who needs it. Reaching this volume of cases performed by small, medium and large hospitals from around the world is clear evidence that Versius is versatile and suitable for most hospitals and has become well established around the world.”

“Thank you to our customers who have worked alongside us to reach this milestone.”Further product enhancements are expected to be launched this year.



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