By now you’ve likely heard: They did surgery on a grape. But you may not have heard that the device in the meme is the subject of lawsuits. The da Vinci Surgical System, which is manufactured by Intuitive Surgical and received FDA approval in 2000, may appear impressive when it’s being used to do surgery on a grape, but it’s come under fire in recent years for its association with higher risks of infections and complications in patients. So while everyone seems to be impressed that they did surgery on a grape, nobody seems to be asking why they did surgery on a grape — or whether it was safe.

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