Intuitive Surgical says study finds robot-aided hysterectomy lowers readmissions New research finds that women with benign disease undergoing robotic-assisted hysterectomy are significantly less likely to be readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of their procedure than women receiving laparoscopic, abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, according to Intuitive Surgical. This retrospective study also found that robotic-assisted surgeries resulted in significantly lower estimated blood loss, shorter overall hospital stays, and lower total readmission costs. Results from the study are published online in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, the company announced.
Intuitive Surgical upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Leerink Leerink upgraded Intuitive Surgical to Outperform saying it has greater confidence in the company's ability to accelerate procedure growth after surveying surgeons. The firm raised its price target for shares to $560 from $450.