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Intuitive Surgical shows no slowing

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Growth of robotic surgery systems firm continues to soar with second quarter sales of $87 mil., up 65% from the prior-year period, driven by strong performance from Intuitive Surgical's gynecologic sector, which became its second largest surgical segment. Hysterectomy was the fastest growing procedure, VP-Business Development & Strategic Planning Aleks Cukic noted during firm's Q2 earnings call July 26. The largest gainer two years running on "The Gray Sheet" OTC index, Intuitive shipped 39 of its million-dollar-plus da Vinci systems during the quarter, bringing the number of worldwide installations to 467 (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 23, 2006, p. 13)...

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