Tort Report (da Vinci Surgical Robot)

by Ben Dozier | February 22, 2013

da Vinci Surgical Robot

The da Vinci surgical robot is an advanced surgical tool used in more than 2,000 medical facilities around the world. The robot is capable of performing complex laparoscopic surgeries, such as hysterectomies and prostate removals, while surgeons remotely control the machine using a separate interactive console.

Studies suggest that patients who have certain surgical procedures are more likely to have complications requiring more invasive surgical methods than patients who underwent traditional laparoscopic surgeries.

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