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Hospitals Not Shy About Robotics Claims


As use of robotic surgery has proliferated, so have hospitals’ unsubstantiated marketing claims for the procedures, investigators reported here.

Among hospitals that marketed robotic gynecologic surgery on their websites, as many as 90% touted benefits that have minimal evidence-based support. Claims related to reduced pain, shorter recovery, and decreased blood loss were cited by 76% or more of hospitals that promoted robotic capabilities.

One Response to “Hospitals Not Shy About Robotics Claims”

  1. carrie burt says:

    My dad was to have a 3-5 day recovery after robot was used for first stage lung cancer. He suffered terrible for 3 months. He lost his battle and died 2 weeks ago. Don’t let doctors talk u into this type OS surgery

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