In the following video, Austin Smith asks Jeremy Phillips what made him invest in Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). As the Fool's chief technology officer, Jeremy gets to see several of the Fool's premium services, but he takes special interest in David Gardner's Supernova service and tends to invest according to its advice. Intuitive has risen by more than 1,000% since David recommended it.

Intuitive's minimally invasive approach to surgery is popular among patients, even if a hospital could perform a surgery for less using only human surgeons. The company's top and bottom lines were impressive last year as well, and Jeremy emphasizes the service revenue as an integral part of the company's total inflow and growth potential.

Intuitive is way ahead of the competition, and that's reflected in its stock price and continuous growth. The company shows good prospects for growth -- which is exactly why Jeremy took an interest in buying it.

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