ROSA® system for precision in brain procedures
We’re the only hospital in Iowa to offer the ROSA system, the latest robot-guided technology for certain neurosurgical procedures in the brain, including advanced epilepsy procedures.
Our neurosurgeons use ROSA’s specialized planning software and robotic arm to perform precise, accurate, minimally invasive surgery. For patients, that can mean a safer procedure, with smaller incisions, faster recovery time, and shorter hospital stays.
Your UI Health Care neurosurgeon can tell you if you’re a candidate for a brain procedure using the ROSA system.
How ROSA works
ROSA assists our neurosurgeons with planning before the procedure and with precise incisions and navigation during the procedure.
Before surgery, the neurosurgeon uses the ROSA system to capture a detailed 3D image of the brain. The image helps the neurosurgeon identify the places in the brain that need to be reached during surgery, and it assists the neurosurgeon in planning the exact route to reach those places with surgical instruments.
During surgery, the neurosurgeon uses the ROSA system and the image in its memory to guide ROSA’s robot arm and the tiny, needle-like instruments required for a minimally invasive procedure. Those tiny instruments, and the precision accuracy of ROSA’s human-like arm movements, eliminate the need for larger incisions.
The neurosurgeon is always in control, using ROSA as a high-technology assistant for a safer procedure.
Why a ROSA brain procedure may be right for you
- Safer, minimally invasive approach, with faster healing and less pain after the procedure
- Laser-guided precision, for smaller incisions, more accurate placement of surgical instruments, and shorter procedure times
- Reduced potential for ICU care after the procedure
UI Health Care brain procedures that use the ROSA system
- Deep brain stimulation
- Responsive neurostimulation
- Laser interstitial thermal therapy