Versius adopted by Cristo Re Hospital to increase patient access to keyhole surgery in Rome

~ The next-generation robot lands in Italian operating rooms to offer patients benefits including quicker recovery time following surgery

~ The next-generation robot lands in Italian operating rooms to offer patients benefits including quicker recovery time following surgery

CMR Surgical – the global medical device company headquartered in Cambridge, UK – has announced the installation of its first Versius system in Rome, at the Cristo Re Hospital. Cristo Re is part of the renowned GIOMI Group and is the first of the leading group of private clinics in Italy to install this practical and innovative surgical tool.

Versius is being used as part of a multi-specialty robotics programme at Cristo Re across gynaecology, urology and general surgery. The programme aims to significantly increase patient access to minimally invasive surgery which is associated with benefits including quicker recovery time, less scarring and less pain for patients.i It has already been used for over 50 successful cancer and benign cases at the clinic including nephrectomies, hysterectomies and hemicolectomies.

Due to the small and modular design of the Versius system, the robot is able to fit into virtually any operating room and be moved between hospital departments so that more patients can benefit from the technology.

“The adoption of the Versius system at Cristo Re represents a significant opportunity to increase our patient access to surgical robotics benefits. With Versius, surgical robotics becomes more accessible particularly due to its unique compact scale which can fit in our smaller ORs, allowing all our patients to benefit from the latest health technology within their local communities. We decided also to adopt the Versius Registry in order to benchmark our outcomes with the global community of users to improve health care delivery”, says Dr. Massimo Miraglia, CEO of GIOMI Group.

This announcement follows the recent news that Versius has been installed in the first public hospital in Italy, at Policlinico di Milano. Versius has now been used in over 3,000 clinical cases worldwide and is an established surgical tool in hospitals across Europe, India, the Middle East and Australia.

“The arrival of Versius in a major private group of hospitals in Italy is an exciting milestone as Versius continues to demonstrate its merit to both public and private hospitals globally. In designing Versius our goal was to provide a versatile and collaborative surgical robotic system, that worked seamlessly around the surgeon and team. Giomi joins a number of hospital groups around the world who are now routinely using Versius and we are delighted to see it is meeting the various needs of their multi-specialty surgical programme”, explains Mark Slack, Chief Medical Officer of CMR.

Versius adopted by Cristo Re Hospital


The Versius® Surgical Robotic System

Versius® resets expectations of robotic surgery. Versius fits into virtually any operating room set-up and integrates seamlessly into existing workflows, increasing the likelihood of robotic minimal access surgery (MAS). The small, portable and modular design of Versius allows the surgeon to only use the number of arms needed for a given procedure.

Biomimicking the human arm, Versius gives surgeons the choice of optimised port placement alongside the dexterity and accuracy of small fully-wristed instruments. With 3D HD vision, easy-to adopt instrument control and a choice of ergonomic working positions, the open surgeon console has the potential to reduce stress and fatigue and allows for clear communication with the surgical team. By thinking laparoscopically and operating robotically with Versius, patients, surgeons and healthcare professionals can all benefit from the value that robotic MAS brings.

But it’s more than just a robot. Versius captures meaningful data with its wider digital ecosystem to support a surgeon’s continuous learning. Through the Versius Connect app, Versius Trainer and CMR clinical registry, Versius unleashes a wealth of insights to ultimately improve surgical care.

About CMR Surgical Limited

CMR Surgical (CMR) is a global medical devices company dedicated to transforming surgery with Versius®, a next-generation surgical robot.

Headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, CMR is committed to working with surgeons, surgical teams and hospital partners, to provide an optimal tool to make robotic minimal access surgery universally accessible and affordable. With Versius, we are on a mission to redefine the surgical robotics market with practical, innovative technology and data that can improve surgical care.

Founded in 2014, CMR Surgical is private limited company backed by an international shareholder base.


i McWilliams, Andrew. (2009, March). The Market for Minimally Invasive Medical Devices. BCC Research, p.14

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