BigODetroit t1_iqrn5p8 wrote

This is the evolution in laparoscopic surgery. Very few of the surgeons in my hospital are doing traditional minimally invasive procedures. The robot is steadier, safer, everyone gets to sit, and the docs get out of the room faster than ever. This is the future.

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but the trend in healthcare has a lot of regional and local health systems being gobbled up by nationals. My own hospital system is a massive, faceless consortium that threatens insurance companies all the time. Just recently our system decided to no longer accept Meridian over reimbursements.