Robotic surgical systems maker Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) hasn't had a great 2013. The stock is down 25% year to date with multiple problems plaguing the company.

In the video below, though, Fool analyst Max Macaluso talks with contributor Keith Speights about three reasons for investors to still consider Intuitive. Max and Keith discuss the problems facing the company and its da Vinci surgical system. Hospitals have been hesitant to spend large amounts as they face several financial challenges. Some have alleged that da Vinci has safety issues while others have said the system isn't cost-effective.

Despite these headwinds, Intuitive Surgical could be a compelling investing alternative. Click on the video to learn why this once high-flying stock could take flight yet again.


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