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02/27/2014

da Vinci Surgical Robot Advertisement Comes Under Criticism

da Vinci Robot Advertisement Comes Under Criticism

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune has levied criticism against doctors for appearing in a national advertisement endorsing the da Vinci robotic surgical system. The full-page ad, which featured doctors from the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, was developed and paid for by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., manufacturer of the da Vinci robotic system.  It pictures the entire department of doctors on the minimally invasive surgery team at the hospital, including some administrative staff who were dressed in... Read More