On the University of Washington Minimally Invasive Surgery team’s search for value no piggy bank is safe and no couch cushion will be left unturned. Tune in to hear Drs. Mike Weykamp, Nicole White, Nick Cetrulo, and Andrew Wright discuss the state of the literature regarding the cost-effectiveness of robot assisted surgery.
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