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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

    Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Friday:

  • 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

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • 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)

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Could Be Huge for Markets Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:47 PM ET
    A job-seeker (top) hands his resume to Candice Perkins, a representatvie of Workforce1 during a 'Work Search' event aimed at older unemployed people in New York City.

    Weekly jobless claims will be more important than usual for markets Thursday, after an uneven series of claims reports this month and a surprisingly weak March employment report.

  • Fight or Flight: Get Ready for the Earnings Crush Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    Earnings season kicks into high gear in the week ahead. Plus, at least 10 Fed speeches. How risk-averse are investors? Oh, this is going to put them to the test. Rest up.

  • What Happens When the Surgical Robot Malfunctions? Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    Like all computers, Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot can malfunction during surgery. A range of results have been reported by surgeons.

  • The Da Vinci Code: Growing Sales, Growing Concerns Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    In recent years, as the surgical robot's popularity has grown, so have questions and concerns about its safety, training and the aggressiveness of its marketing.