Dexter is a lean product that couples the precision of robotic surgery with the reliability of Swiss engineering; versatile, quick to setup and with a low footprint, giving operating teams comprehensive access to the patient.
Dexter’s DNA is that of purpose-oriented and open system robotics technology, designed to reduce the complexity in robotic surgery and able to integrate seamlessly with all existing laparoscopic setups and workflows.
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Robotic surgery makes most sense for long and complex surgical tasks like suturing and dissection. Dexter features fully articulated, single-use 8 mm instruments for suturing and dissection, providing a standard line-up of mono- and bipolar instruments. Short and specialized tasks tend to be performed more efficiently using advanced, clinically proven, laparoscopic processes and instruments such as vessel sealers and staplers.
Dexter comes with an integrated robotic endoscope holder that is compatible with all 5mm and 10mm laparoscopes. The endoscope arm is compatible with Dexter’s patient carts and controlled via the surgeon console. Dexter’s endoscope arm can be mounted on a cart or clipped to the bed-rail for minimum footprint.
Laparoscopic surgery often forces surgeons into exhausting posture, often for many hours during surgery. A key benefit of robotic aid is alleviating physical strain and enabling surgeons to operate in an ergonomic posture, particularly through long and complex surgical tasks. This can contribute to elongating surgeons’ careers. Dexter’s mobile, adaptable, open console supports optimal ergonomic posture, gives surgeons the choice to operate the robot in a seated or standing position and allows surgeons to readily switch between laparoscopy and robotic surgery.
Dexter allows operating teams to switch between laparoscopic and robotic surgery at any time during surgery. By design, Dexter is as an open platform that is compatible with all laparoscopic technology and enables access to all instruments. The surgeon being sterile around the patient, Dexter ensures that the best procedure can be performed for the patient at any point in time – whether this involves stapling, vessel sealing or any other process and technology. This does not only hold true today; Dexter’s open platform ensures ready access to future technologies. Operating room teams will not have to wait for their robotics provider to integrate new technology right away.
Different surgeons prefer different instruments and imaging systems – each for good reasons. There are many differences in laparoscopic imaging systems, and new technology is evolving continuously. Thus, Dexter embodies an open platform, modular approach: Dexter can be used with any commercial laparoscopic tower. This gives every Dexter-surgeon the option to operate with their preferred imaging system; whether this is 4k, 3D, ICG or any other current or future imaging technology.
The surgeon console is optimized for ergonomic use in a seated and standing position. Dexter’s console is draped and placed close to the patient within the sterile field; this allows the surgeon to readily switch between robotic and laparoscopic access to the patient.
Dexter’s two robotic arms can be individually re-aligned to change trocar sites during surgery and are designed to provide ample working space for the assistant surgeon to hold the endoscope and any additional retraction instrument. Dexter integrates seamlessly into any laparoscopic setup and is compatible with all commercially available endoscope holders.
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