Dr. David Samadi – Is Da Vinci Robotic Surgery A Safe Treatment?
Are patients aware of the criteria required to make sure someone operating a robot is adequately trained?
Dr. David Samadi explains why it is good that the FDA is looking in to Da Vinci Robotic Surgery.
A lot of surgeons do not have enough experience or the required training and unnecessarily complicate an otherwise straightforward procedure. Published data indicated that if someone’s not done 300 – 500 surgeries they’re not suitably trained to perform the procedure.
Volume of surgeries, expertise, the surgical team & technology are key components patients should assess before finalizing their options.
“The technology & the robot is safe. What is of utmost importance is the experience behind the robot.” states Dr. David Samadi.
Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He’s also a Fox News Medical-A-Team Contributor & Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northshore LIJ School of Medicine.
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