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This website has been designed to provide general information about the Intuitive Foundation (“the Foundation”). These pages are not intended to provide medical advice, nor do they provide instruction on the appropriate use of products produced or supplied by any entity, including by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., its affiliates, related companies, or its licensors or joint venture partners.

Access to and use of this website is at the user’s own risk and is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein and all applicable laws, statutes, and/or regulations. The Foundation may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this posting.

Accuracy of information

The Foundation makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of information presented on this website. Information on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. The Foundation shall not be held responsible for any action taken that is based on the information presented on the website, and all users of this website agree that all access and use of the website, and any and all content presented on the website, is at the user’s own risk. Neither the Foundation nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, or other damages arising out of user’s access, use, or inability to use the website, or any errors or omissions in the content of the website.

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Medical advice disclaimer

These pages are not intended to provide medical advice or physician instruction in the use of medical devices. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes.

If you are a physician intending to use daVinci surgical systems or other products made by Intuitive Surgical Inc., contact Intuitive Surgical, Inc. for further information on product training. Surgeons or others who are considering using computer-assisted surgery or any other type of surgical procedure shall only do so after successfully completing required medical training and certification as well as the relevant training mandated in the professional guidelines of their own hospital, institution, or society—including training on the applicable surgical systems.

Links to other sites

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