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Despite lawsuits, malfunctions rare for surgical robots (access required)

It's been 18 years since the Food and Drug Administration cleared Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical System, a robotic surgical device. It wasn't long after that both Highland Hospital and Rochester General Hospital adopted the devices, which help perform procedures that are normally complex and highly invasive, such as urological and gynecological surgeries. About 3,000 hospitals ...

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