By David Mittleman

Robotic Surgery: Panacea or Dangerous Technique?

As someone who underwent robotic surgery for prostate cancer, I don’t have complaints about the procedure. However, recent stories concerning patients who have suffered serious injuries as a result of robotic surgery have caught my attention. I recently wrote about case of a young woman who suffered extensive bodily injury as a result of robotic surgery. Now other news reports are revealing the inherent dangers of robotic surgery that doctors and medical device manufacturers are apparently attempting to underplay in an attempt to keep positive views of the surgical technique intact.

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