1) What damage is being done out of the line of sight of the surgeon's camera by the device arms? Anyone familiar with even manufacturing robotics knows how often a small fluke in a servo or program results in a solid metal shaft destroying a mold or nearby assemblies. That little spark they showed in the Herb show was not the big defect.
2) What warrants the need for a robot to perform surgery vs a surgeon's hands? Seriously... is the patient on another planet and an expert is needed to perform a complicated surgery that has only been done twice before, so a remote robot to the rescue!!! LOL. The real answer is it is a toy and almost every single surgery would be best performed by the surgeon using standard instruments.
However, now that it is exposed as an unnecessary device that was pumped onto the market, and it could be potentially dangerous. Well, see you at $250 soon enough.
Don't bother bashing my post or trying to chase me away. This short is too obvious so it's not worth anyone writing Seeking Alpha bash articles or flooding a YMB with garbage posts. This is my only post on the subject. Enjoy your fake bump up that will occur this week while we short more....
OH NO... TIMBER! Well, I did say this short was too obvious and it was in the $420s when I posted this.
Sorry you guys didn't listen. Can't wait til tomorrow. RIght now it's being held up artificially to allow options to be bought in the morning and some of the bigger guys that got it wrong to switch sides.
What warrants the need for a robot to perform surgery vs a surgeon's hands-urmommycalled
Perhaps it is you who are on another planet, There is a little thing called minimally invasive surgery MIS and the benefits over "a surgeon's hands" are well documented but since you seem to be ignorant of this idea it coms down to this. Small instruments leave smaller holes in the tissue and muscle than a hole the size of a surgeon's hands. This means that there is less damage to heal and thus MUCH faster healing, less pain, faster return to normal activities etc. NOBODY credible is suggesting that OPEN surgery represents the best option. If by chance you were pretending the non-robotic lap instruments are somehow "standard instruments" or equivalent to surgeon's hands, well then I would just point out that standard lap was around for a long time and adoption stalled in all but a handful of simple procedures because it was too difficult. MIS has undisputable value and robotic surgery is the future of MIS for the next decade or two
Sorry but I also have a lot of experience in ORs and your reply to the OP is well worded but lacking basic understanding of the benefits of each. I'll chalk it up to you drank the kool-aid and can't get enough of it.
Truth is, the equipment is being used for many surgeries it doesn't need to be. Even the OB docs agree and wrote a letter. Truth is, robotics aren't necessary for minimally invasive surgery... a good surgeon is. Truth is, whether a robot is being used or not, you want that good surgeon doing the work and not some new age kid surgeon raised on video games. This isn't a video game.
Look the company ain't going bankrupt but growth will continue to slow and it's overpriced as it is now. If you think otherwise, buy more. Me I'm buying long term puts because it will play out over time. A few more quarters of slowing and then negative growth... viola profits from a functional company whose market has matured.
Have you ever tried to manipulate something real small. The shaking of one's hands makes it very difficult, The daVinci filters out the shake which improves the surgical precision. This is the benefit of the device and a rebuttal to (2) above.
Been in many operating rooms. Everything from a spinal fusion on an 8 yr old at Children's Hospital to open heart surgery at a large metropolitan hospital.
So what you are saying, is a drunk/parkinson's ridden/or otherwise incapicatated surgeon can still operate. Hey maybe the guy just has the shakes... and that is statistically more prevalent than the multitude of technological flukes that could occur.
Okay. Keep buying their stock then. Have fun.
It's sad because you truly don't understand anything about medicine or surgery, which is required to actually understand the fundamentals of this company. Go ahead and day trade to your heart's content. If you were smart you would pick up a book about minimally invasive surgery and actually research before posting.