Tag: Robotics

Robotic surgery complications underreported

Robotic surgery has been widely adopted by hospitals during the past decade, but its safety is still unclear because of a haphazard system for reporting complications, Johns Hopkins researchers say. A new study led by Martin Makary, MD, finds that of 1 million robotic procedures performed since 2000, only 245…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2013
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Beyond robotics: What to expect next?

A Philadelphia hospital is now using the ViKY, developed by EndoControl in France, a single-arm device that is much smaller and easier to use than the da Vinci surgical robot and doesn't require a large OR or OR team for set up, notes Diane Robertson of ECRI Institute. Another focus…

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By: OR Manager
August 1, 2010
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Considering robotics? Plan for a program, not just procedures

Robotic surgery has become part of the OR landscape, partly driven by marketing, as competing hospitals purchase robots and advertise them to consumers eager for the latest technology. "It's definitely a consumer-driven health care offering," says Lynda Petty, RN, director of perioperative education, policy, and process improvement at The Ohio…

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By: OR Manager
August 1, 2010
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Scrub robot transfers to CS department

Penelope the robot may be able to assemble and take apart trays. Penelope, the first surgical robot able to hand instruments and assist at surgery is transferring to another department—central sterile reprocessing— and her name will be Penelope CS. Penelope, named for Ulysses's wife in the mythic Odyssey by Homer,…

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By: OR Manager
October 1, 2008
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