Let the games begin…and the cost per procedure tumble
By Emmet Cole
November 20, 2012
A European consortium has developed a prototype abdominal surgery robot which they claim simplifies surgical procedures and reduces costs and patient recovery times.
Abdominal surgery at a cost of $3,746 to 4,996 with SPRINT per procedure, including the cost of disposable and limited use parts. The same procedure would cost $6,244] using Intuitive’s da Vinci.
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