I sent a private message to Andrea yesterday, but this will probably come in handy for a lot of people at some point, since it's not specific to robotic surgery.

If you search on HCUPNET, you can use ICD-9 procedure codes to find statistics on various procedures. Robotic surgery is covered by codes 17.4 - 17.49. These are secondary codes, so you have to choose all, not just primary codes.

It's easier to search if you look up the appropriate ICD-9 or CPT codes somewhere with more detail first.

Barbara S. Reich, MLS, AHIP
Director, Medical Library
Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library Hackensack University Medical Center

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Subject: Ref Q: Stats on Robotic Surgeries?

A patron is looking for statistics on the number of robotic surgeries performed in the US for as far back as there might be data.

We haven’t found an agency/society/association/organization that collects this data centrally or that such data gets reported to.   Patron found some information on a manufacturer’s website (Da Vinci by Intuitive Surgical seems to be the big name in the industry), but is looking for a less commercial source.

We did reach out to the AHA.   They do not have the number of procedures, but they do have the number of hospitals who offer robotic surgery.

There is a MeSH heading for Robotic Surgical Procedures.  The stats and numerical data subheading wasn’t particularly helpful.  I’ve also tried the FDA “Medical Devices” page, but so far no luck.

Any ideas as to where to find this info would be greatly appreciated!

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