Robotic surgery adverse events

Don’t let them fool you with the facts about minimally invasive robotic surgery. Researchers at the University of California found that using the innovative, minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostate cancer (MIRP) has effectively increased the risk of patient harm to over double that of conventional surgery between 2003 and 2006. It all started in 2003 with a mere 617 robotic surgeries, but by the year 2005, patients were twice as likely to experience adverse events with MIRP as compared to a traditional surgery. By 2006, adverse events rates with MIRP exceeded 10% of all procedures. (The exact same trends for adverse events have also occurred in robotic surgery for gallbladder and kidney surgeries.) Today, the number of prostatectomies done robotically has burgeoned to 4 out of 5 surgeries now done by machines. Experts claim the harmful adverse event rates have dropped in the past few years – but these events still match or exceed those of conventional surgery. Why do we even do this mechanical surgery?? It’s because the hospitals have invested major millions of bucks for these machines and now have to pay for them. Salesmen do the rest. This makes you the Patsy.

Cold and impersonal but it makes money.

Cold and impersonal but it makes money.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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