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Should you have robotic surgery? Pluses, minuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is being done more and more often for a variety of operations. But experts say there’s a lack of strong evidence that it’s any better than standard surgery in most cases — and it’s usually costlier.

04/09/2013

Robotic surgery

Costlier robotic surgery soars for hysterectomies

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women’s hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found.

02/19/2013

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