Michael Palese: Looking at the Current State of Robotic Surgery

As the field of robotic surgery becomes more specialized the number of locations where the procedures is also showing signs of decreasing. Even as technology continues to improve there are still concerns that not all patients who would benefit have it readily available.

As the field of robotic surgery becomes more specialized the number of locations where the procedures is also showing signs of decreasing. Even as technology continues to improve there are still concerns that not all patients who would benefit have it readily available.

As the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System Michael A. Palese, MD, has seen the field make great strides in his career as machines have become more accessible to hospitals than they were a few years ago. Even systems that were among the first several years ago have evolved several times over to provide the highest level of care possible. Palese said that while the progress made is good it is also important to ensure that they they are available to the patients who might need them most.