da Vinci Robotic Surgery Injuries

The da Vinci Surgical Robot System, manufactured and marketed by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has been used in thousands of surgeries, including hysterectomies and prostate removal surgeries across the nation, and is actively being used to perform other procedures at much less frequency, including gastric bypasses, gall bladder removals and thyroid cancer surgeries. In the recent years that the surgical robot has been in use, more and more reports of serious post-surgical injuries are coming to light. Some of these injuries include:

  • Tears and/or burns of the intestines
  • Punctured blood vessels
  • Cut ureters
  • Severe bowel injuries
  • Vaginal cuff dehiscence
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Death


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