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Robotic Surgery Experts

April 15, 2013

Robotic surgery has come a long way since 1985 when the first robot was used to place a needle for a brain biopsy using CT guidance.

Today, more than 800 hospitals in the U.S. and Europe use the highly advanced da Vinci surgical system, and a host of other systems, to perform everything from hysterectomies to mitral valve repairs.

However, like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, and a botched surgery can lead to serious life-long complications or even death.  Because robotic surgical systems (RSS) are so new, doctors, hospitals, and even the FDA are still trying to assess those risks. (more…)