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  • ROSA - Robotic Assisted Epilepsy Surgery

    ROSA_2bMount Sinai West Neurosurgery introduces ROSA, a state-of-the-art robotic surgical assist device offering multiple benefits for epilepsy surgery patients.



    The Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West in NYC has added the latest in robotic technology—the ROSA™ robotic surgical assistive system —to offer patients the most minimally invasive and safest surgical treatment of epilepsy.

    ROSA_1bThe ROSA robotic surgical assistive system allows very precise, image-based placement of a series of electrodes in the brain during a stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) mapping procedure, which is performed to determine the source of epileptic seizures. The mapping procedure would normally require removal of a portion of the skull and a long procedure time, but ROSA allows Mount Sinai West neurosurgeons to use guided trajectories to place electrodes through small holes in the skull, and allows the procedure time to be drastically shortened.

    After the mapping procedure has identified the source of the seizures, ROSA is also employed weeks later during epilepsy surgery to remove the lesion in the brain that is causing the seizures. Using the patient’s radiological imaging to create a virtual GPS map of the brain, and working through a small entry point in the skull, our neurosurgeons can precisely locate the brain tissue causing the seizures and remove it, offering an opportunity for a cure for the epilepsy and freedom from medication.

    The ROSA robotic arm replicates human movement and empowers Mount Sinai West neurosurgeons with enhanced dexterity, flexibility and precision, with a 360-degree range of motion.

    Benefits of ROSA for epilepsy surgery:

    • Less invasive for mapping procedure and lesion removal
    • Greater accuracy in identifying seizure source in the brain
    • Allows an accurate pre-planned surgical path
    • Contactless laser registration system
    • Much shorter operation time
    • Less time under anesthesia


    To make an appointment for a consultation on epilepsy surgery, please call 212-636-3666.

    Meet our Epilepsy Surgery Experts

    Photo of Saadi Ghatan, MDSaadi Ghatan, MD
    Chair of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
    Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System

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