Study May Be Concern For da Vinci Robot

A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reports that the use of a surgical robot to perform a hysterectomy is no safer than laparoscopic surgery, and may actually increase the risk of certain complications, including pneumonia.   The study published in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found complications in approximately 9% of robotic hysterectomies. Additionally, the study indicates that using the da Vinci system to perform a hysterectomy provides no safety benefits to justify the increased cost. The…
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