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Robotic Surgery Hikes Hysterectomy Costs



The volume and cost of hysterectomy procedures performed by surgical robots are soaring. But infection rates, intraoperative injuries, reoperations, and transfusions are all essentially the same as for traditional laparoscopy.



1 comments on "Robotic Surgery Hikes Hysterectomy Costs"
aaron wilson (3/1/2013 at 11:00 AM)

At our Hospital the robot costs (on average)only $300 to 400 dollars more for a robotic Hysterectomy. The article glosses over the fact that robotic patients have a better chance at going home earlier. Most people, if given the chance, would rather spend less rather than more time in a hospital. The longer you stay in a Hospital the greater your chances of a nosocomial infection. It is established fact that a longer hospital stay increases a patient's chance of a Hospital acquired infection. A better title would have been. "Robotic hysterectomy patients go home quicker - with a price."