At Arkansas Children’s, our neurosurgeons use the latest technology to provide our patients with the safest possible experience and positive outcomes. Arkansas Children’s is home to the ROSA ONE® Brain and is one of the few pediatric hospitals in the region with ROSA on site.

ROSA is a robotic technology arm used to assist surgeons in planning and performing complex neurosurgical procedures minimally invasive. The primary use is treating epilepsy; however, ROSA can help in many other neurosurgical procedures.

ROSA works well with the new stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG) procedure. Our neurosurgeons can use these tools to identify seizures in children, pinpoint exactly where they start and provide individualized treatment. In the past, neurosurgeons had to remove portions of the skull, called a craniotomy, to insert electrodes. Now, with ROSA and sEEG, surgeons can monitor brain activity by placing electrodes through tiny holes in the skull. This is much less invasive and achieves better results.

In combination, ROSA and sEEG have many benefits, including:

  • Surgical assistance with placing electrodes to record activity in the brain
  • A minimally invasive approach to brain monitoring
  • Improved surgical planning to avoid certain areas of the brain
  • Better results from a more precise treatment
  • Reduced surgical time
  • Less pain and less recovery time for patients
  • Improved patient safety and outcomes
  • Increased likelihood of successful surgery

Who is eligible? A child might be a good candidate for sEEG and ROSA if:

  • Their seizures have not improved with medicine, diet or other treatment
  • They have been identified as a good surgical candidate
  • Seizures are not understood, or there is no source identified

As a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, Arkansas Children’s offers the most state-of-the-art technology to the children of Arkansas and the region.

Arkansas Children's has a Level 4 accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

Arkansas Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program is the only program in the state with a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level 4 accreditation, providing the most advanced care for children with epilepsy. Our board-certified doctors are trained to evaluate, diagnose and create an individualized plan for your child.

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