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In da Vinci Trial, Doctor Testifies that Robotic Surgical Assistance ‘Hastened’ Patient’s Death

The stress and complications brought on by a protracted da Vinci-assisted prostate surgical procedure contributed to the patient’s death from heart disease, according to a doctor testifying for the plaintiff in the third week of a Washington state jury trial. Fred Taylor, the patient, may have lived an additional five years, enjoying a better-quality lifestyle, John S. MacGregor, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told the jury, according to a Bloomberg report.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013/Author: Ed Lieber/Number of views (1583)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Key Issues for Robotic Surgery: More Training for Doctors, Better Disclosure for da Vinci Patients

With the number of injuries related to robotic surgery on the rise, officials at the federal level have already embarked on a course of action. Now, Massachusetts health officials are joining them by calling on the state to advocate for better training for doctors and deeper disclosure regarding potential risks.
Thursday, March 21, 2013/Author: Ed Lieber/Number of views (725)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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