Insuring Your Health: Questions Arise About Robotic Surgery's Cost, Effectiveness

Kaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews writes: "In the dozen years since the Da Vinci robot has been approved for surgeries in the United States, it's been embraced by health care providers and patients alike. Surgeons routinely use the multi-armed metal assistant to remove cancerous prostate glands and uteruses, repair heart valves and perform gastric bypass operations, among many other procedures" (Andrews, 4/23). Read the column.

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