There are several markers that may help surgeons decide the best plan action for certain patients, health care providers say, as some men and women have are more prone to experience complications than others. There are no surgical procedures that do not have any risk for the patient as even minimally invasive procedures have criteria that are followed, according to the University of California Davis Health System, indicating that some patients may not be allowed to undergo the procedure. The patients overall health is assessed first before surgical procedures are given as options. Oftentimes, health care providers may only suggest surgery when it is absolutely necessary.

The surgeon may be able to work better with the use of the robotic assistant as it helps in providing better vision, steady hands and accuracy. Men and women who have undergone the robotic-assisted procedure are able to experience less pain and blood loss. They are able to go back to their normal activities and routine faster than the traditional open surgery. This makes it more appealing for patients and surgeons alike. Although there are some critics that pointed out how this may not be much different from the minimally invasive procedures through laparoscopic surgery. Patients who are not allowed to go through the robotic-assisted surgery are also the same with the traditional laparoscopic surgery. If patients are not screened before the procedure, there might be life-threatening complications that may occur.

Men and women who bleed easily, pregnant, obese or those who have clotting problems may not be advised to go through the procedure with the robotic surgical system. Although several studies are now evaluating the use of minimally invasive procedures among morbidly obese patients, there are some positive results to the studies. Those who have had previous surgery may be evaluated first if they are still able to go through the procedure. Those who are not allowed to go through the procedure may opt for other options. However, there are some people who have filed a Da Vinci surgical litigation due to the side effects experienced after the procedure. The Food and Drug Administration is still monitoring the operations conducted through these robotic surgical systems.

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