The Hugo system includes wristed instruments and 3D visualization technology to help surgeons perform minimally invasive surgeries. | Credit: Medtronic
Medtronic completed the first patient procedure with its Hugo robotic-assisted surgical system. Fridley, Minn.–based Medtronic said urological surgeon Dr. Ruben Olivares performed the robotic prostatectomy on June 19 at Clínica Santa Maria in Santiago, Chile. The procedure marks the beginning of the Hugo RAS system patient registry, which will collect clinical data as the company seeks various global regulatory submissions.
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