SAN DIEGO – A robot created to help surgeons during complicated procedures is bringing new hope to young patients who suffer neurological disorders.
Rady Children’s Hospital is among the few in the country using the technology.
The Rosa Robot has two main parts – a computer brain and a robotic arm. It allows surgeons to create a 3D map of a patient’s brain.
“I think for the future of epilepsy centers and any center that wants to treat epilepsy in the future, this is a vital importance. Rady Children’s is one of the first five hospitals in the country to get this robotic technology to enable us to do that and its important in leading the field for it and continue to treating epilepsy in the best way possible,” said Dr. David Gonda, director of surgical epilepsy, Rady Children’s Hospital.
Rosa is a robotized surgical assistant – the most advanced of its kind.
It’s one of a few being used across the country and six months ago it arrived here at Rady Children’s hospital.
So, far its helped about twenty patients.
Through the robot, doctors are able to look at a 3D image from any angle and at any depth.