Studies Show Increased Risk with da Vinci Robot Procedures

In a study published in the prestigious Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Green Journal) covering 804,551 benign hysterectomies in the United States in 2009 and 2010, patients undergoing surgeries using robots (including da Vinci robot) were more likely to have pneumonia post surgery, had the same complication rate as no robotic surgery, and paid $2500 [...]

September 11th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery|Comments Off on Studies Show Increased Risk with da Vinci Robot Procedures

Intuitive’s da Vinci Fails to Warn FDA of Problems

In a recent inspection of Intuitive Surgical, the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot, the FDA found that Intuitive broke protocol when it warned customers of problems with one of the surgical equipment pieces without alerting any regulators.  According to the FDA, in October 2011, Intuitive sent customers a warning letter advising of corrections [...]

June 28th, 2013|Da Vinci Robot Surgery|Comments Off on Intuitive’s da Vinci Fails to Warn FDA of Problems