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Gynecologists Question Robotic Hysterectomies

[caption id="attachment_904" align="alignright" width="155"] da Vinci Surgical Robot System©2013 Intuitive Surgical, Inc.[/caption] One in nine women will undergo a hysterectomy during her lifetime, making it one of the most common surgical procedures for women. With more and more women opting for robotic hysterectomies, the president of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG),...

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Manufacturer of surgical robot warns device may cause internal burns

Intuitive Surgical, maker of the daVinci Surgical Robot System, has released an “urgent medical device notification” alerting hospitals that the device could potentially cause internal burns to patients during surgical procedures. The notification, sent on May 8, warns that micro-cracks may develop in the da Vinci’s Monopolar Curved Scissors, creating links that may “create...

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