Jill Tucker, RN says:

“The marketing machinery for robotic surgery is in top gear, and many doctors and hospitals are buying into the expensive equipment and costly procedures. But the FDA has a staff of just two to evaluate the medical devices, and the track record for injuries and deaths associated with remote surgery reveals the risks. Technology has its place in the operating room, but machines have yet to match the deft skills of a surgeon’s hands or the keen and watchful eyes of a trained and experienced staff.”
Robot Surgery Damaging Patients Rises With Marketing

Bloomberg.com  October 7, 2013