The procedures — bariatric and abdominal surgery procedures — took place at the Arnault Tzanck Institute in Nice, France. Laparoscopic surgeons Dr. Benjamin Cadière and Dr. Georges Debs performed them. According to a news release, the procedures mark the expansion of the hospital’s bariatric practice.
Maestro’s first commercial procedures in France follow last month’s first U.S. clinical cases with an initial version of Maestro in Jacksonville, Florida. Moon Surgical says the latest development marks the first use of a new, commercially ready surgical robot platform.
“Integrating the Maestro robot was very instinctive and straightforward,” said Cadière. “It provides us with stability and precision that are difficult to match with human assistance. This allows us to focus all our attention on the surgical gesture, a definite benefit for the surgical team that will also benefit the patient.”