Robotic surgery, as advanced as it is, it cannot always be used nor is it always the best method of surgery. Robotic surgery can run longer then the typical surgery with the surgeon. Different surgeries need the practiced hand of a surgeon then the robot. Another issue with Robotic surgery is the price. The da Vinci does not use disposable tools like the typical surgeron, so the you also pay for those tools and the cleaning/sanitary procedure. There is also a problem on the surgeon side. The machine does is not easy to understand or learn. While there are studies to try to determine if the learning curve on the surgeon is worth it and if it is worth all the time it takes to learn it, there has been no solid yes or no, opinions are still varied.