Robotics

Speakers:

Dean Fossett
(Robotic Surgery)

Dean Fossett Bio

Matriculated from Selborne College in East London.

Completed military service after school.
 
Worked for a small company linked to Old Selbornians Rugby Club, began studies toward Diploma in Business Management through the IAC – part time.
 
Joined a small start up Medical Device company in 1995 as a Sales Specialist – launched a new technology at the time called Bair Hugger (forced air patient warming). Developed Eastern Cape, Durban, Free State and Gauteng business before leaving to Join a large international medical device company in JHB as a cardiac (intra-aortic balloon pump) specialist.
 
Started a small specialist courier business in 2000 with two other partners before pulling out of the business and heading to live and work in the UK in 2002.
 
Spent 10 years living and working in the UK for global large international medical device companies (7 years with GE Healthcare and then 3 with Intuitive Surgical). Started as a sales rep, then became a regional sales manager and finally a national sales manager covering the UK & Ireland territories. It was while working as the National Sales Manager for Intuitive Surgical (da Vinci robot manufacturer) that I hosted a group of South African doctors and a local SA businessman Thomas Dunbar in the April of 2012…………… by September of the same year I had resigned from the UK company and moved back home to SA to help build the da Vinci business.

Currently Sales & Marketing Director and shareholder of Pinnacle Surgical Pty Ltd.


Pinnacle Surgical Bio
 
Pinnacle Surgical is a specialist Medical Device company whose main product is the da Vinci Surgical Robotic Platform.

Head Office is situated in Irene, Pretoria.
 
da Vinci Surgery was introduced to South Africa in 2013 and today there are 6 Clinical Robotic Systems in the country and 1 training robot owned by Pinnacle.
 
Cape Town       - 3 systems
Port Elizabeth  - 1 system 
Johannesburg   - 1 system 
Pretoria            - 1 system 
Pretoria            -  1 training robot

Pinnacle Surgical has developed another range of unique and specialist medical device products with the main focus being in minimally invasive surgery.