We'll see if it is actually being probed. So far nothing out of ISRG so I do not believe it. Have not spoken to any doctors who have received such survey either.
Second, even if probed the data is already out there. 1000's of procedures. Billing already in place. This is a witch hunt by certain politicians who have to justify their pay since another report came out (also incomplete) saying that lap procedure is identical to daVinci but cost 1/3 less. That report is not entirely true. Yes it may cost 1/3 less but the advantages and outcomes are not identical. Also Doctors prefer the robot for many reasons.
I know doctors who use this and it has clear benefits over both open and laparascopic. with new instruments that divided continues to widen. Today was a buying opportunity and many took advantage of the weak hands and day traders after hours. Congrats to them all. I remain long. This is a multi-decade story. Lots more procedures and innovation ahead
Point is that this hype is way risky. If it can fall 70 points in 10 seconds, it can also fall 300 points in 3 minutes when a real report comes out that the cost of their machines is high with no apparent benefits.