Serious injuries from the Da Vinci Surgical System(ROBOTIC)
Posted January 29, 2013 by Georjean Parrish -Mayo Arizona SEPTIC SHOCK SURVIVOR in Uncategorized. Leave a Comment | Edit
Serious patient injuries follow the use of a robotic assistant, called the Da Vinci Surgical System, for hysterectomy and prostate removal. This surgical robotic machine has been used in thousands of hysterectomies and prostate removals in more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide, and is also used for gastric bypass, thyroid and bladder surgeries, pancreatic cancer surgery, cardiac surgery andvasectomy reversals.
Even with its popularity, hospitals may not have been provided adequate training, instructions and warnings on the use of the machines before doctors used the device. Some hospital websites publicize the benefits of robotic surgery and largely ignore the risks, despite the lack of scientific evidence that robotic surgery is any better than conventional operations. The Da Vinci robot, manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgery, Inc., mirrors the surgeon’s hand movements on joystick-like controllers from a computer console that gives the surgeon a 3-D camera view of the operation. A report published recently by the Journal for Healthcare Quality reveals that robotic surgery may be more of a marketing tool to attract more patients. Read the report here.