Robotic Surgery: more complications, higher expense for some conditions

For benign ovarian surgery, conventional laparoscopy causes fewer complications and is less expensive

With the rapid rise in the cost of cancer care, we need to make sure that public policies encourage comparative studies prior to widespread dissemination of new technologies

… “For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves statistically significant increase in complications during surgery and is associated with substantially greater costs than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)“…

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