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Fascinating story the FDA is now taking a closer look at the popular robot system.
This used in hospitals across the country for surgery is and this comes amid reports that -- been some problems in in several deaths that have been linked to robotic surgery.
The Da Vinci robot is called allows surgery -- -- be if they preformed -- very small incisions.
It reduces your recovery time it was used in almost 400000 surgeries including mine.
Last summer in the United States last year so about one in four hospitals have this to -- -- system.
Doctor Davis a -- uses this robot he is an excellent surgeon and T is the chief of division of robotics at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
In New York City and he's a great member of the facts and medical eighteen as Clausen thank you so much interview with us -- city authorities yesterday.
You typically do 425 today and then I also believe that you should do the entire surgery.
I think there are a lot of surgeons that wrong multiple rooms -- the same time so there -- two -- three of these robots.
And they just go from room to room and that's when they're starting to have a lot -- -- applications.
So if you're gonna commit to this you've got to do the surgery and that's what they did.
There's a video right now do you -- losing it this technique.
But you know that the scary thing is in the headline of all of this that there are situations where the robot has grabbed on to tissue and won't let go of of the body in a person's body.
Situations where somebody was whacked in the face by the arm of the robot.
That's scary well that.
The reason is because you know this surges are not experienced enough and the big question is how do you prepare for this right how do you learn and how do you become efficient to do this.
My answer to this is if you have a good surgeon plus the technology.
They -- resulting without -- that's what this is about if you don't have the experience and you use -- technology.
That's hard that's bad outcome you're gonna have complications.
So the question is.
How -- they learn how to do robotic surgery and every surgeon has their own path of getting their -- by training on the open surgeon so I learned how to touch the tissue.
Make the -- Then I went to France said became a laparoscopic surgeon we've got that experience and then what we brought the robotic technology it was magic.
So let me ask you that ensued during your.
Time as a surgeon.
It's evolved so our new surgeons ever getting that experience of being you know in the body or are they going directly to the robot and is that -- -- it.
Well that's an excellent question and I think that's part of the problem that we have that they never learn how to do that served you well.
In open so that you take a weekend course and you come back on Monday you have to do a couple of cases in the -- that I -- they're ready to -- -- -- case.
-- surgery that it takes me about an hour to an hour and half would no blood loss he may keep the patient for seven to ten hours and that's really not good medicine so I think what we need to do.
-- -- putting good strong credential and that patients need to find that doctor what is your training how many cases do you do.
Who does my operation how many cases and they -- All the information -- -- -- is a good surgeon regardless of whether gonna do it.
By hand or with a -- factor somebody -- thank you so much great to have you with a nice to see you were thinking if you.
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