davinci robot

03/04/2013

DaVinci Surgical Robot Misused for Hysterectomies and Other Procedures

Hospitals across the U.S. are increasingly relying on robotic surgery to perform hysterectomies and other surgical procedures, including cardiovascular, gallbladder, and prostate surgeries.  Intuitive Surgical Inc., which manufacturers the da Vinci Surgical System used in robotic surgery, has heavily marketed the medical device to not just hospitals but also consumers. Hospitals that invest in the daVinci robotic surgery medical device may feel economic pressure to perform enough surgeries to recoup their investment.  Substantiating findings by Audet and Partners, LLP, a new... Read More