Recent Study Indicates Robotic Colon Surgery Shows No Benefit and is Not Cost Effective

According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published in JAMA Surgery, patients who undergo robotic colon surgery have no benefit over laparoscopy and the medical costs for the robotic surgery are higher.  The data was from 244,129 colectomies, taken from similar complication rates, mortality rates and length of hospital stays [...]

December 23rd, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery|Comments Off on Recent Study Indicates Robotic Colon Surgery Shows No Benefit and is Not Cost Effective

3,697 da Vinci Adverse-Events Reported – Doubling Reported Events in 2012

According to the FDA, Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Robot system has received 3,697 adverse reports through November 3, 2013.  This number is more than double of the number of adverse events Intuitive Surgical received last year at this time.  Last year, the da Vinci robot only received 1,595 complaints through the FDA. Click here to [...]

November 13th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery, Drug and Medical Device Litigation|Comments Off on 3,697 da Vinci Adverse-Events Reported – Doubling Reported Events in 2012