Use of surgical robots booms despite uncertain science, hefty cost

July 22, 2012 at 2:30 am in Grand Forks Herald

Dr. John Lenihan and many other surgeons say the surgical robot, the da Vinci, gives them powerful new abilities in the operating room, shortens recovery time for their patients and decreases their risk of complications. Despite its stunning price up to $2.6 million the robot has been enthusiastically adopted by hospitals large and small. Continue Reading