Versius installations in Germany grow as Rotenburg hospital becomes latest to adopt Versius

~   Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg (Rotenburg District Hospital), Germany has adopted Versius to conduct complex general surgery cases, enabling the hospital to offer robotic assisted surgery to its patients for the first time

~   The adoption of the system by Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg saw Versius selected in a competitive tender process following the adoption of Versius by multiple hospitals across Europe

~   The small modular form factor of Versius proved a differentiating factor for the hospital, offering freedom of port placement to enable the surgical team to optimise the surgery for patient need.

CMR Surgical (CMR or ‘the Company’) – the global surgical robotics business – today announces that Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg, Germany has become the latest hospital in Germany to adopt the next-generation surgical robotic system, Versius.

Introducing robotic surgery for the first time, Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg will be using Versius to conduct a range of procedures including complex visceral surgery, abdominal tumour surgery, colorectal surgery, hernia surgery and general surgery.

Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg is a local hospital in Germany, delivering surgery, internal medicine, and gynaecology services. The clinic where Versius has been adopted focuses on general, visceral and trauma surgery, and covers the spectrum of advanced surgical care including gastroenterological surgery and oncological surgery.

Dr. Martin Oechsner, Medical Director and General Surgeon at Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg said: “We are happy to be able to offer robotic-assisted surgery to our patients as part of our mission to deliver the highest standard of surgical care. We are also proud to be a reference site for robotic surgery with Versius in Germany. Together with CMR, we want to expand the use of robotic-assisted surgery and thus provide our patients with even more individual care. We are impressed with the small, modular form factor of Versius as it enables us to optimise the surgery based on our patient need. We are delighted that our patients, many of whom are having complex general surgery will now benefit from this next-generation of surgical robotics.”

Massimiliano Colella, Chief Commercial Officer of CMR Surgical, commented: “We look forward to partnering closely with Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg in Germany. Versius was designed to benefit small, medium and large hospitals and we are delighted that Kreiskrankenhaus Rotenburg have chosen Versius to bring robotic-assisted minimal access surgery to their patients. We want to expand access to surgical robotics, and with Versius we want more hospitals that have not previously adopted a surgical robot to be able to offer this to their patients as surgical robotics should not be centred purely in the large hospital centres. With Versius, we hope that more local hospitals in Germany can start robotic surgery programmes to help benefit patients in their community and beyond.”

There are now over 140 Versius installations around the world. Across Europe, centres include the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK), Cambridge University Hospitals (UK), Policlinico di Milano (Italy), Klinikum Chemnitz (Germany) and The University Clinical Centre in Gdańsk (Poland) to name a few.


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.

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