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FDA Recall davinci FDA issues Class II Recall on Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical Robot

Thirty of Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robots might not have been properly tested, according to the FDA, which issues a Class II recall on some models and components of the device. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FDA RECALL    

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Rock Center with Brian Williams: Robotic surgery is high-tech ‘tour de force’ – but is it safe?

The majority of the hundreds of thousands of robotic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year are done safely. However, as use of the machine increases, so are reports of injuries: The U.S. Food and Drug administration has received more than 200 reports since 2007 of burns, cuts and infections – including 89 deaths –…

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Video: Rock Center with Brian Williams “Robotic surgeries are on the rise, but are there risks?” Featuring Dr. Francois Blaudeau

Friday June 14th 10:00 EST Dr. Francois Bladeau was featured on Rock Center with Brian Williams warning of the dangers associated with robotic surgery. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL ROCK CENTER VIDEO  

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Dr. Francois Blaudeau featured in NBC News Article: Electrical Burns May Burst Surgical Robot’s Bubble

Maggie Fox, NBC News The da Vinci surgical robot is so precise, promotional videos show it carefully peeling a grape. It’s so popular that most so-called “keyhole” hysterectomies are done using the machine, and it’s used in four out of five operations to remove the prostate, according to the non-profit ECRI Institute. But a series of…

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CNBC VIDEO: Intuitive Surgical Raises Red Flag

CNBC’s Herb Greenberg reports on the question facing Intuitive Surgical. The company alerted hospitals of a potential issue with one of its instruments.   Click here to watch the full Investigative video from CNBC

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Intuitive Surgical Issues Urgent Medical Device Warning Notification

Intuitive Surgical just issued a notification  to hospitals warning of potential problems with the daVinci Robotic Surgical System. For the past eight months, trial attorneys Dr. François Blaudeau and Daniel Becnel have been tirelessly working to compel Intuitive Surgical to stop marketing the daVinci Surgical Robot due to many problematic issues. “We commend Intuitive Surgical…

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The Da Vinci Debate – CNBC Video

450,000 people had robot-assisted surgery last year, making Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci machine, one of the hottest stocks around. Hospitals across the country embrace the cutting-edge surgical device but criticism is mounting. CNBC’s Herb Greenberg investigates allegations of problems in the operating room in his latest documentary, “The da Vinci Debate.”…

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Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) ( today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (“Intuitive”) (ISRG) common stock during the period between October 19, 2011 and April 18, 2013…

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Robotic Surgery: Growing Sales, but Growing Concerns – Article from CNBC

Dr. Francios Bladeau speaks with Herb Greenberg of CNBC regarding the da Vinci Robot: “The robot has a place in surgery,” said Dr. Francois Blaudeau, a practicing Alabama gynecologist who also is lead plaintiffs attorney focused on da Vinci-related injuries. Blaudeau, who has been trained on the da Vinci, also cautions that “it is a…

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Statement on Robotic Surgery by ACOG President James T. Breeden, MD

Washington, DC — Many women today are hearing about the claimed advantages of robotic surgery for hysterectomy, thanks to widespread marketing and advertising. Robotic surgery is not the only or the best minimally invasive approach for hysterectomy. Nor is it the most cost-efficient. It is important to separate the marketing hype from the reality when…

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