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Experienced Surgeon Vs. FDA-Approved Robot
Date:4/11/2013

for robotic surgeries hit almost 400,000. Some experts say more robotic procedures are bound to result in increased data on negative surgical outcomes. But is it really a matter of odds or just an excuse for surgeon inexperience and limited training requirements?

Dr. Samadi stands by the robot, instead directing patient focus to the surgeon and the hospital. Stressing the surgeon-robot duo he says, "The technology is safe; you have to know how to use it."

Dr. Samadi believes the robot may be little more than a scapegoat for robotic surgery complications that might otherwise be prevented with more stringent hospital credentialing of robotic surgeons. A 2010 study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggested surgeons need to perform only 150 robotic procedures to become adept, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1006602

While it may be easier to take aim at technology, surgery is still surgery and, "The robot doesn't do the surgery by itself," Dr. Samadi states.

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