Despite its rising popularity, the da Vinci surgical robot has received backlash from experts and patients for some time now. The da Vinci surgical robot is considered one of the technological advances that enable surgeons to perform operations with minimal incision, faster recovery time, and less pain for the patient. This machine is fully surgeon-controlled, with four handles and a high-definition 3D camera to help assist the surgeon to see the operation site clearly.
People who have suffered from injuries because of a da Vinci robot have sited tissue damage as one of the most common causes of complications experienced after the surgery. Because most surgeons are used to touching the parts in which they are operating, using the surgical robot would prevent them from judging the strength of the grip the robot gives. Because of this lack of control, the manipulation arms of the surgical robot can inadvertently rip or cut through the tissues in the body. It can even cause blood vessels to be severed and could potentially puncture organs that are at close proximity of the operation site. The worse part of this is because of the surgeon’s focused on the operation site, the damage on these areas may not be known; it is only after the surgery that the patient may show symptoms of complications that have occurred during the surgery.
Due to the serious dangers of the da Vinci robot, many experts and patients alike are advocating for more information and awareness of the dangers of using the surgical machine. Not everyone is familiar with the risks that come with using the da Vinci surgical robot, therefore they may put themselves in unnecessary trouble if they choose to push through with their operation.
Lawsuits against the makers of the da Vinci surgical robots state the lack of training the makers give to surgeons who are permitted to use the machine in their facilities, along with valid and reliable data to support their claims of their product as superior to the standard surgeries are the basis for their cases. Since statistics on the dangers of da Vinci robot is not known to the general public, more and more people have been choosing to undergo their procedures using the surgical robot, therefore increasing the number of people who are injured and die because of complications.Read More