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

ROBOTIC SURGERY

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 lawsuits threaten to burst da Vinci’s high-flying bubble, claiming that a very low-tech problem – wear and tear – can spoil the benefits of using a remote, automated system, injuring patients and forcing the invasive surgery they were trying to avoid.

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