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Is it time for safeguards in the adoption of robotic surgery?

Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Is It Time for Safeguards in the Adoption of Robotic Surgery? JAMA. 2019;321(20):1971-1972. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3736.

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May 15, 2019
Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. JAMA. 2019;321(20):1971-1972.

The FDA recently raised awareness of the potential risks associated with the use of robotic-assisted surgical devices in mastectomies or cancer-related care. This commentary spotlights how payers, hospitals, and clinicians can prevent harm related to robotic surgical device use. Strategies to improve safety include enhanced credentialing, device-specific training, and informed consent. A WebM&M commentary discussed an incident of harm associated with robotic-assisted surgery.

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Sheetz KH, Dimick JB. Is It Time for Safeguards in the Adoption of Robotic Surgery? JAMA. 2019;321(20):1971-1972. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3736.