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  • Midday Movers: VRX, FNMA, ABX & More Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Intuitive Surgical Raises Red Flag     Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on the question facing Intuitive Surgical. The company alerted hospitals of a potential issue with one of its instruments.

  • Intuitive Surgical Flags 'Potential Issue'     Friday, 10 May 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Shares of Intuitive Surgical are taking a hit today, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Midday Movers: ABX, NEM, GOLD & More Friday, 10 May 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

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  • Intuitive Surgical Issues Urgent Notification     Friday, 10 May 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    The maker of the da Vinci surgical robot has flagged a potential issue, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Intuitive Surgical Flags Robot ‘Issue’ Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:46 AM ET
    The da Vinci robotic system.

    Intuitive Surgical issued an “urgent medical device notification” concerning one of its robot’s instruments that can cause internal burns.

  • Patients Scarred After Robotic Surgery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Da Vinci Surgical robot designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

    Most robotic surgery takes place without a hitch, but a growing number of complaints and lawsuits allege complications and even deaths from Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci device.

  • Early Movers: GE, MDLZ, DELL & More Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

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  • Marketing Is Key to Surgical Robot’s Success Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    If the critics of robotic surgery are right—that safety is an issue—how is that it was performed on 450,000 people last year? The answer may lie in one word: Marketing.

  • Counting the Problems of Robot-Assisted Surgery Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:58 PM ET
    Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University Hospital

    The number of complications from robot-assisted surgery using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot are underreported, allege critics of the procedure, fanning the controversy around the company's pioneering product.

  • Controversy Over Surgical Robotics Heats Up Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    A surgeon looks through the da Vinci surgical system's monitor.

    Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot was once hailed as a revolution in the operating room, but as more reports of complications have come to light, the da Vinci debate is heating up.

  • After-Hours Buzz: GOOG, IBM, MSFT & More Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

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  • Surgery of the Future?     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    In this excerpt from his CNBC.com documentary "The da Vinci Debate," Herb Greenberg reports that a robotic surgery device made by Intuitive Surgical is the subject of lawsuits claimed it injured patients. (2:20)

  • The Da Vinci Debate (Full Show)     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Some 450,000 people had robot-assisted surgery last year, making Intuitive Surgical, the maker of the da Vinci machine, one of the hottest stocks around. Hospitals across the country embrace the cutting-edge surgical device but criticism is mounting. CNBC's Herb Greenberg investigates allegations of problems in the operating room in his latest documentary, "The da Vinci Debate."

  • The Da Vinci Debate (Full Show)     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Da Vinci Surgical robot designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg investigates allegations of problems with the da Vinci surgical machine in his latest documentary.

  • Behind Intuitive's Marketing Magic     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:04 AM ET

    If the critics of robotic surgery are right -- that safety is an issue -- how is it that robotic-assisted surgery was performed on 450,000 people last year?

  • Are Da Vinci Problems Underreported?     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    With controversy swirling around Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot, some critics are wondering whether the number of complications from robotic surgery are underreported.

  • Victims Scarred by Robotic Surgery     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:02 AM ET

    As claims of complications after robotic surgery have come to light, lawsuits have been popping up across the country.

  • Controversy Over Surgical Robotics Heats Up     Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Thirteen years ago Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot was hailed as a revolution in the operating room, triggering a hot IPO and an even hotter stock. But as reports of complications after da Vinci surgery rise, the debate over its effectiveness and safety heats up.

  • Dr. Younes Bakri, director of gynecologic oncology at West Virginia University and a robotic surgeon who provided this video, says it shows electrical arcing from a cover that was designed to prevent such effects. He and other critics say arcing can burn tissue. (Warning: Graphic Content)