fiercehealthit.com: Robo-surgery mistakes land physician in hot water
April 15, 2013, Susan D. Hall
A surgeon at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver faces 14 counts of unprofessional conduct associated with use of the hospital's robotic surgery arm, according to the Denver Post.
The Colorado medical board alleges that Warren Kortz, in procedures performed from 2008 to 2010, made errors including injuring patients through improper padding and positioning; subjecting some patients to overly long surgeries; and leaving sponges and instruments inside patients. The board claims Kortz had to abort kidney donations because of mistakes.