Use of Robotic Surgery Increasing

Sep 1, 2018
Use of Robotic Surgery Increasing

Bottom Line: A new research letter suggests the use of robotic surgery continues to increase. Estimated annual procedures increased from 136,000 in 2008 to 877,000 in 2017, with 73 percent of them performed in the United States, according to an analysis of data from the primary supplier to hospitals of operating robotic systems.

Authors: Christopher P. Childers, M.D., and Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, M.D., M.S.H.S., of the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles

To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website.

(doi:10.1001/jama.2018.9219)