Is Wall Street Right About Intuitive Surgical?

While Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG  ) has long been a Motley Fool favorite and a darling of the stock market, it has been a difficult month for the stock, coming down 5% and being targeted by short seller Citron Research. In this video, Motley Fool health care analyst David Williamson takes us through Wall Street's bullish stance on the stock, but also how Intuitive Surgical could be negatively affected by the pressure to lower health care costs.

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  • Report this Comment On January 16, 2013, at 10:01 PM, legation wrote:

    In my opinion, this was a poor piece of analysis. My understanding is insurance companies pay the same for the surgery irregardless of whether it is preformed by a da Vinci or more traditional type of surgery. The increased cost of $4000 to $5000 is open to a lot of disagreement as anyone who has followed ISRG should know. One might also argue that with more paying patients hospitals will be in a better financial position and thus in a better position to afford an expensive piece of equipment if it makes financial sense to the hospital.

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