Some centers now are offering Robotic Assisted laparoscopic procedures. The robot is used to perform the same procedures Drs. Miklos and Moore perform and is used by surgeons that otherwise are not able to do the surgery laparoscopically. Drs. Miklos and Moore do not use the robot because it is not advantageous to the patient. Many studies report results that, use of the robot is actually more costly, creates more pain for the patient and actually increases the operative time.
In 2014, Drs. Miklos and Moore released an award winning surgical video titled, “The 26-minute Sacrocolpopexy, Do we need Robotic Technology?”
April 12, 2013
FDA is investigating a spike in reported problems involving da Vinci surgical robots, which were used in nearly 400,000 surgeries across the country last year.