Preference in robot-assisted or traditional surgery among U.S. adults 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults that preferred either robot-assisted surgery or traditional surgery as of 2018, by age. According to the data, 46 percent of those aged 18-34 preferred robot-assisted surgery, while just 26 percent of those aged 45 to 54 preferred robot-assisted surgery.

Percentage of U.S. adults that would chose a robot-assisted surgery as of 2018, by age

Prefers robot-assisted surgeryPrefers traditional surgery
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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

October 2017 to January 2018

Number of respondents

2,301 consumers

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. residents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Finally, imagine you learn more about the differences between your spinal surgery options. Which would you prefer?"

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