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Taking Down Goliath: Why TransEnterix Stands As A Formidable Contender In The Surgical Robot Market

For more than a decade, Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has dominated the robotic surgery market thanks to its groundbreaking and innovative da Vinci Surgical System, a surgical robot that debuted in 2000 and made minimally invasive surgery a reality for patients around the world. The da Vinci System has so many advantages when compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery that it has become the go to for several surgical procedures, such as prostatectomies and hysterectomies. The company's state of the art device has completed more than 1.5 million surgical procedures to date, and nearly 3,000 systems have been sold to date. Intuitive Surgical's stock has acted accordingly, surging to an all time high of nearly $600 back in 2012, reaching...

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