Dr. Karen Rae Abbott
Dr. Karen Rae Abbott, a gynecologist and urogynecologist with the Athena Medical Group in Reno, performed the first reverse tubal litigation using the robotically assisted da Vinci Surgical System.
Abbott has worked with the developer of the system, Intuitive Surgical Corp. for 10 years.
She performed the surgery at Renown Regional Medical Center.
Concerned that a spate of COVID-19-related lawsuits could bankrupt businesses, members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce implored the state’s congressional delegation during the chamber’s annual D.C. retreat to pass a federal liability protection measure.