RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the Ochsner Health System has entered into an agreement to lease and utilize a Senhance® System that has been installed at the Ochsner Baptist* facility. This placement is one of the two placements referenced in the Company’s January 6, 2020 press release.
The Senhance System is the first new abdominal robotic surgery platform to receive FDA clearance since 2000. It is the first and only digital laparoscopic surgical platform designed to maintain laparoscopic MIS standards while providing digital benefits such as haptic feedback, robotic precision, comfortable ergonomics, advanced instrumentation including, 3 mm microlaparoscopic instruments, eye sensing camera control and reusable standard instruments to help maintain per-procedure costs similar to traditional laparoscopy.
“We are pleased that Ochsner Baptist Medical Center is beginning its digital laparoscopy program using the Senhance Surgical System,” said Anthony Fernando, president and chief executive officer at TransEnterix. “Our system is designed to minimize invasiveness, maximize control, and support responsible economics for the hospital. We look forward to partnering with the surgeons at Ochsner Baptist to advance patient care in ways that matter in today’s value-based healthcare landscape.”
“I’m excited to bring new minimally invasive technology to the patients at Ochsner Baptist,” said Dr. George B. Morris, IV, chairman of OB/GYN at Ochsner Baptist. “We believe new technology, such as the Senhance Surgical System, will allow our skilled surgeons to maximize control, offer precise surgery, and minimize invasiveness for patients.”
“As a health system, we are continuing to drive innovation as part of our mission to serve our patients,“ said Beth Walker, chief executive officer Ochsner Baptist. “We evaluated the Senhance Surgical System and believe it will be a welcome addition to our leading offering for patients seeking advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery.”
*Ochsner Baptist – a campus of Ochsner Medical Center