Illuminate your surgery up close and gain visibility and precision!

In the operating room, vision is precision

Surgeons all over the world often complain of the poor quality of the surgical lighting during some of their procedures.

In many surgical interventions, there are areas that remain dark or shadowy despite the use of overhead OR lighting or other additional lighting, such as headlights or lighted retractors. This lack of adequate lighting can negatively impact surgical procedures and their outcomes.

A highly effective lighting device

Rutilight/Rutiside is a sterile, single-use illumination device for open surgery that allows light to be brought to within a few centimetres of the surgical field, in a very simple and convenient way, accessing dark areas that no other alternatives can reach.

It is a local lighting system that can be mounted onto surgical instruments. It is easy to assemble, sterile and disposable, and allows close-up, precise illumination of the surgical field.

Reduce complications
Facilitates surgical work
Reduces operating time
Improve visibility

An ergonomic product designed by surgeons for surgeons

Dr Joan Francesc Julián and Dr Jordi Navinés, from the General Surgery Department at Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, near Barcelona, devised this innovative product as a surgical device in response to the need for improved lighting for certain surgeries.

The device improves the visual quality of the surgeon during surgical interventions in any field of medicine, but especially in the case of surgeries with an approach that is narrow, deep and difficult-to-reach.



Optimisation of lighting in open surgeries

The device allows the light beam to be concentrated on the surgical field in front of the surgical instruments to focus on the surgeon’s immediate field, to illuminate it intensely and very closely and to penetrate poorly illuminated cavities and corners.

The benefits in the surgical field

Improving lighting improves the surgeon’s surgical practice with a beneficial impact, not only in terms of comfort, reduced fatigue, improved posture and reduced need to reposition lights, but also for the patient, with better quality of care, improved precision of procedures and visualisation of vital structures, increased safety in poorly lit areas, faster surgical time and, in general, improved final results in different clinical situations.

Use on a wide variety of instruments

Rutilight/Rutiside can be attached to the most commonly used instruments in the operating theatre: from the electric scalpel, aspirator and forceps, to scissors, electric sealer, dissector, bipolar forceps or any other instrument whose diameter allows it.

This allows the same device to be used on several instruments consecutively in the same surgery, or several units to be used simultaneously on several instruments.

Its use does not require an extra hand!

For the vast majority of surgeries

The device is of great value in all those open surgeries in which during all or part of the intervention the surgical field is poorly illuminated and it is impossible for the zenithal lights of the operating room or the headlights to be sufficient to guarantee the precision required by any surgical process.


Colon, rectal, anal and endoanal surgery.


Thyroid, parathyroid and suprarenal surgery and ganglion drainage.

Breast surgery

Subcutaneous areola-sparing mastectomy and underarm surgery.

Oesophagogastric surgery

In the abdominal and cervical phases.

General and digestive surgery

Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and other surgeries.

Pediatric surgery

Solid tumours, severe malformations and stenosis.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Complex maxillofacial and other operations.

Morbid obesity

In all kind of open surgeries.


Liver, kidney, pancreas and lung.

Peritoneal oncology

Peritoneal carcinomatosis.


Complex shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries.


Pathologies affecting the urinary tract and reproductive system.


Hysterectomy, abdominal myomectomy and complex surgeries.

How do surgeons rate the Rutilight?(*)

Average ratings out of 10.


Overall satisfaction.


Improved visualisation of narrow fields.


Improvement of visual perception of delicate structures.


Avoiding the repositioning of operating theatre lights.


Improved visualisation of poorly illuminated fields.


Use experience.

> 8

Improving the conditions of the procedure and the safety of the procedure.


Recommendation of use to peers.

(*) Observational Study 2022 - Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol - Badalona (Barcelona)

Technical aspects


Up to 5 hours of bright light.


Adaptation of the Rutilight, as well as the 5-12mm Rutiside, to any 5-8mm diameter instrument.


Low power consumption.


Optimum colour temperature for the chromatic reproduction of organs, vessels and tissues.


Minimum weight that does not affect the instrument's grip.