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Some questionable medical marketing practices via HealthNewsReview.org

A laparoscopic robotic surgery machine. Patien...

A laparoscopic robotic surgery machine. Patient-side cart of the da Vinci surgical system. Into the sealed Computer God Robot Operating Cabinet, as a Frankenstein slave, at night. Da Vinci Surgical System. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One pitch states “This is a good time to have it done so you can recover while spending a couple of days on the couch watching hoops with your wife’s approval.”

The editor soberly concludes that “more players in the health care field have learned that lesson and are acting on it all the time – “with appropriate marketing” you can make almost anything a trend.  Full body CT scans…prostate cancer screenings in mobile vans….Botox parties…

The article outlines how robotic surgery is touted as a great way to quickly recover from surgery so one can resume daily graveside visits to a recently lost spouse.

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March 21, 2012 - Posted by | health care | , ,

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