How the ROSA Robot is revolutionizing knee replacement surgery on Aquidneck Island

Newport Hospital recently became the first in Rhode Island to offer knee replacement surgery using the ROSA Robot.

The ROSA Robot allows doctors to make a smaller incision, with reduced scarring and minimal bleeding; reduced injury to nearby tissue; more precise implant placement; and increased longevity of the implant.

University Orthopedics surgeons Drs. Valentin Antoci, Michael Staebler, and Mouhanad El Othmani explained how this state-of-the-art technology is helping further elevate the cutting-edge care available on Aquidneck Island.

About Dr. Antoci

Dr. Antoci is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a focus in adult reconstruction, hip and knee joint replacement surgery and a special interest in unicompartmental partial knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, complex reconstructions, failed total joints, preservation techniques, and trauma.  He is the director of Outpatient Adult Reconstruction at UOI and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a frequent lecturer, both locally and nationally.

Michael P. Staebler, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His areas of interest and expertise include operative and non-operative treatment of sports injuries in children and adults at the recreational, collegiate and professional levels. His surgical skills include minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries but also performs hip and knee replacement, and custom partial knee resurfacing in older athletes with arthritis. He’s team physician for several high schools, Roger Williams and Salve Regina Universities. 

About Dr. El Othmani

Fellowship-trained in adult reconstruction, Dr. El Othmani specializes in robotic joint replacement, both inpatient and outpatient; hip and knee arthritis; total and partial hip replacement; direct anterior hip replacement for complex primaries and revisions; total and partial knee replacement; total joint revisions following infection, fracture, dislocation, loosening, and other failure modalities; and lower extremity trauma. He’s interested in a holistic approach to joint replacement, with a focus on nutritional and functional peri-operative , and enhanced recovery post-replacement.