Sunday, March 17, 2013

OB/GYN group advises against the use of robotic surgeries

A few days ago I reported that the FDA has launched an investigation into the safety of the da Vinci surgical robot following a number of reports involving severe complications, internal injuries and patient deaths associated with the machine.  See here and here.

Now comes news that the nation’s largest organization representing obstetricians and gynecologists announced this week that it is advising health care professionals not to use the da Vinci robotic surgery system for hysterectomies. has the story here.

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