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More robots, more uses, more questions

Paul Levy, former hospital CEO, on his Not Running a Hospital blog, writes, “More robots, more questions.” The topic this time:  robotic partial knee replacement surgery.  In it, he links to the BioLogic Equity Research site, and its article, “Anatomy of a Deceptive Direct to Consumer Robotic Surgery Marketing Campaign.”

Then, days later, Levy blogged, “Beating a dead robot,” this time about robotic rectal cancer surgery.

The common theme:  questions about evidence.

The other day I posted links to Boston Globe and New York Times stories questioning various robotic surgery marketing and safety issues.

Bloomberg News reminds me that they have been tracking these issues and more:


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