Intuitive Surgical Message Board

Intuitive Surgical Sales Rep Compensation

1 week ago

Could someone breakdown the current compensation plan(s) for the full-line sales rep and associate rep at Intuitive? I have an opportunity as a full rep but I would have to move and I am not sure it makes sense financially. Depending on what an associate rep actually makes, I can possibly make it work until I get the chance to be promoted to a full rep.

Any experience and thoughts on my situation and compensation clarifications would be appreciated.

Auris Health Monarch

2 weeks ago

Nice summary here - Unless J&J screws it up, they could end up beating Intuitive at their own game for these niche cases.

Now, what are you planning to do to compete with Auris? I haven’t seen any patents to incorporate any type of machine learning or AI into the DaVinci robot. The plans for the compilation of J&J and superior technologies of recently acquired companies include data analytics components.

Is intuitive Surgical just planning to wait until another patent application is filed, stea…

Intuitive Surgical Off-Label Use

3 weeks ago

Intuitive Surgical has been warned by the fda about promoting uncleared and dangerous (proven) procedures in the past.

“...the da Vinci Surgical Systems promoted for thyroidectomy indications is not cleared for that use. You are aware of complaints and MDRs related to thyroidectomies performed with the da Vinci Surgical System. Though the field action was undertaken to reduce a risk to health posed by the device, you failed to report the field action to the FDA as required....”


Stanford Medicine Presents Results of Apple Heart Study

1 day ago

Apple recently announced the results of the Apple Heart Study, which was led by physicians at Stanford Medicine. The study enrolled over 400,000 participants in an effort to evaluate Apple Watch's irregular rhythm notification.

DWAS Is Defeated Robot Safe

4 weeks ago

weird. You should check your facts and give your robot a kick in The *** on the way to the junkyard. I heard it was being replaced. Intuitive can’t keep superior technology at bay through filing frivolous patent infringement cases for much longer.

Why so concerned about the bleeding edge? Also, most of us who survived our DaVinci surgeries are a part of essure problems so we can assist in facilitating conversations around the DaVinci robot not being cleared for essure removal and the added da…

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New Santa Clara Office Buildings

4 weeks ago

does intuitive Surgical have any manufacturing facilities in other countries for any of the components of the robot? I thought I read there was one in Mexico? Is that being shut down due to lack of Good manufacturing process practices due to all the recalls??

What is Mark Zuckerberg's number one hiring rule?

2 days ago

Building a culture at a startup, large organization or even a small sales team needs to be handled with care and thoughtfulness. Hiring one bad apple could impact how your company performs and gains traction in the market.

Paul Ziegler

3 months ago

I've worked at a start-up and as an outsider I'm telling you there is no chance a VP with significant stock options leaves unless they don't believe in the company anymore or they were forced out. All of those options are now worthless except the ones that have possibly vested. There has to be a reason he left and I doubt it's because he found a better job.

Nevro Appoints New CEO After Rami Elghandour Steps Down

3 days ago

With their stock down over 94% in the last year, Nevro finally pulled the trigger and made a change at the top with Rami Elghandour stepping down and being replaced with D. Keith Grossman who will be appointed as Nevro's CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.

UK Robotic Surgery Patient Death

3 months ago

Typical clickbait from media, using "Robot" and "medical device" as the result of poor outcomes and not the surgeon. If any reasonable person read this story deeper, it is crystal clear that the surgeon did not properly train on the da Vinci before doing this level of case. Intuitive can only do so much in "requiring" surgeons to be adequately trained before using the da Vinci. Journalist should be more responsible.

The da Vinci and patients with Cervical Cancer

5 months ago

This study is bad news for gynecology cases. What are your customers saying and have any of them started moving minimally invasive cases to open procedures yet?

FDA Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting Program

5 months ago

To the OP, what are you talking about? Intuitive Surgical is 100% compliant with FDA reporting.

Innovators and disrupters want more information from their customers and in the medical device realm, patients. Why support the fda's Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting Program which summarizes mdr's instead of wanting more details? This is not in the spirit of a true Silicon Valley technology company.

Intuitive Surgical da Vinci SP

5 months ago

Ask Hamburg, GR how tough it was to box, seal and ship Senhance back to North Carolina. Asked the value of the shipment from FedEx, answer was less than 99 USD.