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Robotic Surgery Hikes Hysterectomy Costs
Health Leaders Media

Hospitals considering buying another surgical robot might think twice in light of study findings showing that for its primary use—hysterectomies for benign disease like fibroids—the robot offers no better outcomes compared with traditional laparoscopy, but costs $2,189 more per patient. That’s according to research by Jason D. Wright, MD, of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and colleagues, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.