March 22nd, 2013

Intuitive Robosurgery Training Seen Lacking in Lawsuits

By Logan Lafferty

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG), the maker of robots used in 367,000 U.S. operations last year, is facing accusations in lawsuits that it put patients at risk by marketing the machinery to doctors without providing adequate training…In gynecology surgery, Mayo Clinic researchers found it takes 90 operations to become proficient on the robot, according to study results published in January in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

 

Bloomberg by Robert Langreth

Tags: adequate training, Bloomberg, Intuitive Surgical Inc., Legal / Leadership, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Patient Care, Research, robosurgery, robots, Technology

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