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Intuitive Robot Probe Threatens Trend-Setting Surgeries – Article from Bloomberg.com

The safety of robots made by Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) is being probed by U.S. regulators, raising questions about the prospects of one of the hottest technologies in health care. Read the full article from Bloomberg HERE

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Comparative Effectiveness Research on Robotic Surgery – Journal of the American Medical Association

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Robotically Assisted vs Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Among Women With Benign Gynecologic Disease – Journal of the American Medical Association

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Hospital Websites Don’t Tell Whole Story on Robotic Surgery

Fewer than 5% of hospitals include information on the costs and complications of robot-assisted gynecologic procedures. Many sites feature emotion-laden marketing language. By KEVIN B. O’REILLY, amednews staff. Posted Aug. 6, 2012.   What a surgeon would see through a stereo viewer when using controls at the console of the da Vinci Surgical System. The vast majority of…

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Robotic Surgery: the “Laser” of the 21st Century?

Article from Generalsurgerynews.com December 3, 2012 An OR nurse with 40 years of experience told me that she thinks robotic surgery might go the way of the laser. Like many good observations, it is simple and I wonder why I didn’t think of it myself. The fact that I didn’t think of it won’t stop…

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Rising Eye Injury Rates Seen With Robotic Prostate Surgery

TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) — The number of eye injuries associated with robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy — complete removal of the prostate — increased nearly tenfold in the United States between 2000 and 2009, although the risk was still small, a new study finds. During that time, the incidence rate of eye injuries rose from…

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Comparing Robot-Assisted with Conventional Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Impact on Cost and Clinical Outcomes

Read the full PDF findings here: robot_vs_lap Hyst Cost Study Jun-10  

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Da Vinci Robot May Cause Serious Complications for Patients Receiving Hysterectomies and Other Procedures, Reports Surgical News

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology calls for more data to determine the role of robotic surgical machines in the performance of hysterectomies LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic device used across the country to perform hysterectomies on patients, has come under recent criticism…

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Defective Da Vinci Surgical Robot Sparks Hospital Burn Lawsuits

New York, NY: Statistics indicate that hospital burns are rare, but several hospital burn lawsuits involving the da Vinci Surgical Robot claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The…

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Da Vinci Surgical Robot Sparks Leads To Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical technologies are intended to improve upon existing technologies, bettering patient outcomes and reducing risks of treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes these technologies are placed in the hands of surgeons before the product has been thoroughly tested or before surgeons have received adequate training in their use. According to medical malpractice attorneys in Oklahoma City and around…

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