Saw my first case recently. A few thoughts about why the robot trend will not last. 1. It easily adds 30 min to hour to each case just to set up the robot. TIME IS MONEY and these cases eat up OR time. 2. Where is the proof that robot cases are clinically more efficacious than standard lap surgery. I'm suppose to believe that more "precise cuts" is going to lead to quicker healing time for patients. Proof is in the pudding and right now all their is, is delicious looking pudding. My conclusion is Robotics is catching on with hospitals because it is becoming another marketing tool so they can tell their pt's that they have Robotics. Thats it... period. THAT IS THE RUB.... REALLY ROBOTICS IS CLEARLY THE BIGGEST MEDICAL SCAM OF THIS CENTURY!!!