The da Vinci surgical system robot has gotten a lot of hype in the
recent past. It has been used to help famous athletes repair damage done to
their body from their job related injuries. It can help surgeons to make more precise, and less invasive
But those issues are not without their risks. The company that makes
the da Vinci surgical system, Intuitive Surgical, is coming under fire for a
few concerns around the system. The system has made some negative press around
its use for hysterectomies, and the press that has come around it.
Those levels of concern have
decreased the number of surgeries using the tool, as both patients and doctors worry
about the risk of complications and liability. So it looks like this robot may
have to go back to the lab for some more tweaking before it is adopted by the
majority of the public, and practicing physicians. The company is experience some
projected profit shortfall because of the news.
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