|December 2012 · Vol. 24, No. 12
Robotic gynecologic surgery: AAGL participants weigh in
We asked four AAGL participants that question. Hear select comments from your colleagues.
» ”When laparoscopic surgery started in 1989, there were no randomized trials for about 7 or 8 years, but that didn’t stop us from implementing the technology.”
Tommaso Falcone, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
» ”I think having people do laparoscopic tubals with a robot borders on malpractice.”
Mark Glasser, MD, San Rafael, California
» ”Our initial reaction was this is hype, this will go away in a few years. But over the years we’ve seen that it really does make a difference.”
Jamal Mourad, MD, Phoenix, Arizona
» ”I find more and more people trying to defend the robotic approach out of a personal or profit-based stance rather than an evidence-based stance.”
Stephen Montoya, MD, Las Vegas, Nevada
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