The research group on Surgical robots studies, develops and validates robotic systems for minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Continuous and active collaborations with national and international researchers (e.g. Engineering laboratory “Urobotics” of the University of John Hopkins of Baltimore in USA; University of Torino Orbassano in Italy) have led to the implementation of numerous projects in the field of telesurgery, both laparoscopic and percutaneous robotics, in the field of urology, oropharynx and base of tongue disease.
Recently, a new experimentation on trans-oral robotic-assisted surgery for the approach to anterior cervical spine lesions was successfully initiated.
His experience has started in the late nineties thanks to a close collaboration between the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and the University of John Hopkins of Baltimore. From 1996 till now, he has been in a continuous and active collaboration with the engineering laboratory “Urobotics” directed by Prof. Stoianovici in the development of telesurgery, that involves the use of remote controlled robots in complex minimally invasive surgery.
Synergies like this (noteworthy, also the collaboration with the University of Torino Orbassano) have led to the implementation of numerous projects in the field of Telesurgery, both Laparoscopic and Percutaneous Robotics, to the consequent publication of scientific articles on the main journals of Endo-urology worldwide and obtaining three Grants from the National Research Council (CNR). Since then, this fascinating branch of medicine has undergone a continuous and radical evolution, which drove him to “keep up” studying and and advance in this field.
Pioneer in the use of the “Da Vinci” robot for trans oral robotic surgery, he’s currently working to transfer this technique in other fields of application, like the anterior cervical spine lesions.