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Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, seven nurses and doctors along

Medical Devices – Injury Risks Can Be Significant

While technology advances, so do the prospects of healing the sick and repairing the disabled parts of our bodies. However, with progress comes costs ¾ the costs of the people injured and the lives lost by medical devices being designed and manufactured with defects and

UPDATE! Hospitals get Advisory Letter: Massachusetts Issues Caution About Robotic Surgery

In Massachusetts, the state advised that hospitals pay attention to whether direct-to-patient marketing changes how they select patients, given that such advertising has led patients to seek out certain procedures from their doctors. Hospitals were also cautioned to make sure their websites include the risks

Robot Surgery Risk Needs Disclosure as Injuries Rise

Many robotic surgeries involve a doctor utilizing a video-game style console several feet from the patient, where he or she peers into a high- definition display. Foot pedals and hand controls are often used to maneuver mechanical arms equipped with surgical tools, guided by a