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Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an operator to selectively access and reference auxiliary information on the image display device during the performance of a surgical procedure.

Title
Devices and methods for presenting and regulating auxiliary information on an image display of a telesurgical system to assist an operator in performing a surgical procedure
Application Number
9/464455
Publication Number
6522906 (B1)
Application Date
December 14, 1999
Publication Date
February 18, 2003
Inventor
Thomas G Cooper
Menlo Park
CA, US
David S Mintz
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Gary S Guthart
Foster City
CA, US
Robert G Younge
Portola Valley
CA, US
Gunter D Niemeyer
Mountain View
CA, US
J Kenneth Salisbury Jr
Atherton
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
US
Assignee
Intuitive Surgical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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