Items Tagged ‘robosurgery’

March 22, 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 […]

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Tags: adequate training, Bloomberg, Intuitive Surgical Inc., Obstetrics & Gynecology, robosurgery, robots

March 5, 2013

Robosurgery Suits Detail Injuries as Death Reports Rise

By Logan Lafferty

In 2009, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona found the complication in 21 of 510 robot hysterectomies done between 2004 and 2008, according to a study. The lead author of that report, Rosanne Kho, a gynecologic surgeon at the clinic, said in a telephone interview that while changes in surgeon techniques have lessened instances of the complication since, she […]

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Tags: Bloomberg, complication, Dr. Rosanne Kho, Hysterectomies, lawsuit, robosurgery, surgeon techniques

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