What’s Wrong With Robotic Surgery?

robotic-surgeryAWARD WINNERIt does sound promising: precision machines displacing fallible human beings, operating in the most sensitive areas. But a growing number of practitioners–and patients like Whitlow—worry that the robot revolution came before the advantages were proven, and that marketing, not medicine, has led the charge. Others question whether the astronomical price of these robots (ultimately added to your rising insurance premium) justifies their uncertain benefits in an era of runaway health care costs.

Men’s Health editor Peter Moore responds to Intuitive Surgical’s objections to this story