Intuitive Surgical Message Board

da Vinci Area Sales Manager

2 weeks ago

Is this job still a good place to be within Intuitive? I know reps were making bank back in the day selling systems. Now it seems like it's more upgrades and account maintenance. Can you still make money and is the pipeline strong enough where accounts will be increasing system placements in the future?

Lastly, is current or future competition a concern with reps at the company?

Auris Health Monarch

3 weeks ago

How's Auris doing since the JNJ acquisition? It looks like they have a very cool product.

Jersey City Medical Center da Vinci Xi Marketing

2 months ago

Is it necessary at this point to get a news article done about a new robot that basically does the same thing as the other 5 that this hospital has on site? This kind of marketing was great when no one had robots but now everyone has at least 2. Kind of a waste imo.

Intuitive Surgical Stock

4 months ago

Stock was almost $600 at the beginning of the month and now $528. Were earnings that bad?

The New Hiring Standard at Intuitive Surgical

5 months ago

I see nothing wrong with this strategy. The kids get good sales training at companies like Enterprise and come in willing to learn. We teach them our way of doing things and they aren't jaded by previous device companies who may not train their reps very well.

It could be much worse.

Edwards Lifesciences recalls Sapien heart valve delivery system

3 days ago

Fresh off broadening the approval for TAVR in lower risk, healthier patients, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced the recall of Edwards Lifesciences' SAPIEN 3 Ultra delivery system after a number of balloons burst during implantation, leading to several injuries and a death.

Boomsauce Meaning at Intuitive Surgical

5 months ago

I'm a new CSR and some of the tenured reps and mangers have been saying Boomsauce and apparently it's has an internal meaning. Little help for the newbie?

da Vinci Improves Outcomes and Saves Costs

5 months ago

Anyone involved in the medical device industry at a higher level knows studies wouldn't get done without some sort of industry involvement. Look at the major research and teaching hospitals. They have 20-30 staff members working on studies and managing patients for these studies. The unfortunate part is surgeons sometimes talk out of both sides of their mouth. I bet they would like a study done without involvement but good luck having them cut a check. Their response is always something like, "i…

Maker of $1.5 Million Surgical Robot Hid More Than 700 Injury Claims, Insurer Says

5 months ago

All these years later and Intuitive Surgical is stronger than ever. Leeches may get a taste of blood every once and a while but they never do any real damage. Same outcome here.

Medtronic Acquiring Intuitive Surgical

5 months ago

Personally I don't think Medtronic knows how to Drive the Curve enough to handle Intuitive Surgical.

Upcoming Field Ride with Intuitive Surgical

5 months ago

Man, this is one of the more funny and accurate responses I've ever read about field rides and the hiring process.