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Cover Page - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 08, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 0-19437  
Entity Registrant Name TRANSENTERIX, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 11-2962080  
Entity Address, Address Line One 635 Davis Drive  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 300  
Entity Address, City or Town Morrisville  
Entity Address, State or Province NC  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 27560  
City Area Code 919  
Local Phone Number 765-8400  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock$0.001 par value per share  
Trading Symbol TRXC  
Security Exchange Name NYSEAMER  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   217,742,389
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Central Index Key 0000876378  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31