Surgeons have a tremendous responsibility to their patients to take all available steps to protect the patient during surgery. One way a surgeon protects his or her patient is to use sound, proven technology that helps the doctor perform surgery safely and effectively. One of the technological advances some surgeons are using is autonomous robotic surgery (ARS) devices.
Many healthcare facilities in the United States are installing ARS devices in their surgical rooms. Some proponents of the medical devices claim that an ARS helps the surgeon to be more accurate during surgery which can protect the patient from mistakes. They also claim that the patient’s stay in the hospital and recovery time can be shorter when an ARS is used during surgery.