Goleta-based MedTech Company Supports UCSF Annual Skull Base Course for Residents at School’s Anatomy Learning Center
Goleta, CA (November 3, 2020) – To further the development of its cutting-edge robotic digital
microscope platform and to support the ongoing work of teaching future neurosurgeons, True Digital
Surgery (TDS) joined forces with the University of California at San Francisco’s Weill Institute for
Neurosciences to provide the Aesculap Aeos Robotic Digital Microscope for use by the university’s
hospital staff and medical residents at its Annual Skull Base Course for Residents on Saturday, October
The Aesculap Aeos Robotic Digital Microscope, powered by True Digital Surgery, is now
available in the U.S., Europe and other regions of the world. This innovative platform enables surgeons
to execute precision movements in procedures, including neurosurgery, spine, and ear, nose and throat
operations, through a multi-axis robotic arm. The Microscope’s heads-up positioning frees the surgeon
from the microscope ocular tether, allowing the surgeon, not the microscope, to dictate the ergonomics.
This helps to alleviate the neck and back pain associated with traditional microscopes. The Aesculap Aeos
Robotic Digital Microscope also adds state-of-the-art software capabilities, providing a 3D 4K digital
visualization display, customizable Image Modes functionality and fluorescence1 illumination to enhance
the precision needs that surgeons require for complex surgical procedures.
1 *DIR fluorescence technology is currently available through AESCULAP® in European Markets
ONLY. DIR fluorescence imaging technology is not available for sale in the U.S.
To kick off the relationship, TDS worked directly with Dr. Roberto Rodriguez Rubio, Assistant
Professor, Neurological Surgery and Director, Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory at the USCF
Weill Institute. The all-day event, entitled the UCSF Annual Skull Base Cadaver Workshop for Residents,
included Surgical Neuroanatomy Lectures, a review of Surgical Cases, and a Hands-On session with
“Now more than ever, it is of paramount importance for residents to receive training not only on
innovative skull base surgical techniques but in revolutionary surgical technologies, as well,” said Dr.
Rubio. “This is something I believe we’re really paying attention to. Technologies such as the Aesculap
Aeos platform will definitely help us to improve our outcomes in the O.R.”
“We’re delighted to be able to support UCSF and its respected Neurosurgery Department team
and students,” said Tom Poss, Senior Director of Neurosurgery at TDS. “It’s a mutually
beneficial partnership, with UCSF getting the opportunity to use the Aesculap Aeos Robotic Digital
Microscope platform to experience technologically advanced surgical techniques and features instead of
relying exclusively on traditional ocular scopes.”
About True Digital Surgery
With a nearly two-decade legacy of creating cutting-edge medical devices, True Digital Surgery is advancing its
innovative 3D surgery digital platform through the integration of optics and robotics with augmented reality and
machine learning that result in life-extending outcomes for both surgeons and patients.
To learn more, visit: https://www.truedigitalsurgery.com/solutions/
About UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford
I. “Sandy” Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most
complex challenges in the human brain. Led by Stephen Hauser, MD, the UCSF Weill Institute leverages
UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments –
Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery – that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research as
well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members
from 17 basic-science and clinical departments, which awards doctoral degrees in a variety of research areas.
To learn more, visit https://weill.ucsf.edu/about
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True Digital Surgery, Inc.
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco