Deceptively aggressive marketing practive confirmed in southwest Florida
I live next to HealthPark (a Lee Memoria hospital) in Ft Myers, FL. I can tell everyone first hand that Intuitive Surgical DOES prey on the elderly (at least in this part of the country). I attended a promotional seminar that was sponsored by the company at our clubhouse not long ago, in my community of almost 1500 retiree homes. It felt like a used car sales team pitch, quite sleezy - and story after story of da Vinci's superior success in treating cardio and colorectal conditions. There was absolutely no hint of negative issues whatsoever during the one hour presentation (only hip hip hoorays), followed by a free lunch. In my opinion, the company had an obligation to disclose the risk of injury (as disclosed in the reports released through the Freedom of Information Act) and is deceptive at best. I concur 100% with James Breeden's comments about this company.