Intuitive touts study results on robotic surgery use for hysterectomies

Intuitive Surgical ($ISRG) touted a study which found that robot-assisted benign hysterectomy results in improved outcomes compared to traditional surgical techniques. "It's long been clear that minimally invasive hysterectomy can help reduce complications and speed recovery. But past studies comparing open and minimally invasive approaches compared less experienced robotic-assisted surgeons with colleagues in other approaches," said Dr. Peter Lim of The Center of Hope, Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV. "This study is designed to compare only the outcomes of similarly experienced surgeons, regardless of surgical approach, which provides a much more accurate picture of comparative effectiveness." Release

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