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Surgical Medical Device

What is a surgical medical device?

A surgical medical device is an instrument used in surgical settings to assist with complex procedures. These devices can help diagnose, prevent, treat and cure a variety of medical conditions. There are many types of surgical medical devices, including hand-operated machines and surgical robots.  

Surgical devices must receive a 510k clearance from the FDA before healthcare providers can use them in practice. 

Why are surgical medical devices important to healthcare?

Surgical medical devices are important to healthcare because they let providers conduct complex, life-enhancing procedures that may not be possible without them. As a result, surgical medical devices enhance surgeons’ ability to work and improve patient outcomes.