Surgical system

  • US 9,913,648 B2
  • Filed: 04/28/2016
  • Issued: 03/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical system for treating patient tissue, comprising:

  • an elongate shaft comprising a longitudinal axis;

    a stapling head coupled to the elongate shaft and configured to perform the following operations;

    clamp the patient tissue;

    staple the patient tissue;

    rotate about the longitudinal axis of the elongate shaft; and

    articulate relative to the elongate shaft; and

    a rigid housing assembly coupled to the elongate shaft and comprising four or more rotary disc members configured to be driven by a robotic surgical device, wherein each rotary disc member is rotatable about an axis, and wherein at least one of the four or more rotary disc members is configured to rotate more than a full rotation about its axis to generate one of the stapling head operations.

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