Many hospitals in Michigan these days market da Vinci surgical robots as sophisticated pieces of equipment that can make precise cuts and make procedures less invasive. In practice, however, this particular advancement in medical science has proved costly. The da Vinci Surgical Robot is not perfect, and as many experts are learning, it is also a complex piece of machinery that is not easy to use.
Patients may suffer devastating and even fatal injuries when these devices are not used properly or when the surgeon is inexperienced. These surgical robots are increasingly used in hysterectomies, prostate removal surgeries, gastric bypass procedures, thyroid cancer surgery and gall bladder removals. Patients would be well advised to get all the information before going in for robotic surgery.