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For Intuitive, Selling da Vinci Robotic Surgical Systems Trumps Training Surgeons

Fred E. Taylor, 67, arrived at Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale, Wash., on Sept. 9, 2008, for what was supposed to be a routine surgical procedure: a prostatectomy. If the simplicity of the operation was not enough to ease any of Mr. Taylor’s concerns, he could always remember that his surgeon would be getting robotic assistance courtesy of the da Vinci Surgical System – a device that would make the operation safer, less painful and easier on the body than traditional surgery.

But on that day in early September, something went horribly wrong with Mr. Taylor’s surgery; it did not play out even remotely as planned.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013/Author: DaVinci Admin/Number of views (695)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Key Issues for Robotic Surgery: More Training for Doctors, Better Disclosure for da Vinci Patients

With the number of injuries related to robotic surgery on the rise, officials at the federal level have already embarked on a course of action. Now, Massachusetts health officials are joining them by calling on the state to advocate for better training for doctors and deeper disclosure regarding potential risks.
Thursday, March 21, 2013/Author: Ed Lieber/Number of views (678)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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