With too few doctors trained on it, surgical robot sits unused at Texas hospital
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 30, 2009
A $1.75 million surgical robot bought with taxpayer money is collecting dust at an Arlington, TX, hospital because too few doctors at the public hospital district know how to use the state-of-the art equipment. The one physician most proficient at using the da Vinci robot left the JPS Health Network in January. The equipment allows surgeons to perform procedures using incisions only about the diameter of an ink pen.