Robotic Surgical Systems Carry Unexpected Risks Of Injury and Death

Robotic surgical procedures have revolutionized the operating room, and nearly 700,000 surgeries are assisted by a robotic system on a yearly basis. This technology has its advantages, as it can help minimize the stress or fatigue that surgeons endure on a daily basis.

No technology is perfect, however, and robot-assisted surgeries can be risky. Certain systems are less reliable than others, and widely used products such as the da Vinci Surgical System have been linked to an alarming number of injuries caused by defects.

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