How does the surgeon work with the ROSA® robot? Is he independent?

Depending on the diagnosis, the surgeon evaluates and chooses the best treatment option. Based on the patient’s imaging (X-rays, scans, MRIs...), the ROSA® robot will allow the surgeon to plan the best possible surgical intervention: electrode insertion, biopsy needle insertion, pedicle screw fixation, pedicle implant insertion...ROSA® offers the surgeon all the advantages of robotic accuracy to help him guide and manipulate his instruments.

ROSA® technology contributes to making surgical procedures safer and more reliable, without replacing the surgeon. ROSA® acts as a kind of GPS which, in conformity with previously-performed planning, guides the surgeon’s hand so that he can access the surgical site easily and accurately.

How many procedures have been performed using the ROSA® robot?

So far, around 9,000 procedures have been performed with ROSA®.

How many procedures have been performed with the ROSA® robot?

Around 9,000 procedures have been performed with the ROSA® robot so far.

In what way is surgery with ROSA® safer?

ROSA® robots have been approved by the FDA and they are certified with the CE mark. ROSA® technology has been adopted by surgical teams worldwide. ROSA® is being used in over 150 hospitals worldwide and has performed 9,000 procedures to date. Our technology has been the subject of around forty scientific publications detailing and acknowledging the clinical advantages of its use. For further information, please visit our scientific publications page here (link).


What are the advantages of minimally invasive surgery with ROSA®?

With open surgery, the surgeon opens the area he wants to operate on by making a large incision in order to have a large field of vision and direct access to guide and manipulate his instruments. Minimally invasive surgery consists of making small incisions in the skin through which the surgical instruments may be inserted, thus minimizing the quantity of skin and tissues which needs to be spread apart, which reduces the exposure and size of the area to be explored. To compensate for the limited field of vision, the surgeon uses fluoroscopic imaging (X-rays) to visualize everything right throughout the operation.

What are the clinical advantages of ROSA®?

The ROSA® robot makes it possible to perform minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques by improving the whole surgical experience. It provides the following advantages:

• An increase in the safety and precision of the surgeon’s actions,

• Less invasive procedures: less bleeding and, consequently, a decrease in the risk of infection and pain.


What is minimally invasive surgery (MIS)?

Minimally invasive surgery consists of operating on patients by making very small incisions. Generally speaking, minimally invasive surgery leads to less pain, a faster recovery time and a quicker return to daily activities. In connection with imaging devices, the ROSA® robot allows surgeons to perform less traumatic medical actions. It also offers surgeons greater dexterity, comfort and stability in their operative procedures.

What is the ROSA® robot ?

ROSA® technology is dedicated to the central nervous system (brain and spine). Our robots assist health professionals with their surgical interventions, thereby contributing to the development of safer, more efficient, less invasive treatment for the benefit of patients and practitioners.

The ROSA® robot makes it possible to perform minimally invasive surgery and improve the whole experience of surgery. Procedures are safer, faster and more accurate, well-tolerated, and the risk of infection considerably reduced. ROSA® technology has been the subject of several scientific publications. For further information, visit our page devoted to scientific publications here (link).

Where is the ROSA® robot used?

ROSA® is used in more than 150 hospitals and clinics worldwide.

To find a hospital equipped with our robots and a surgeon using ROSA® technology, you can use our locator here .