Robotic surgery allows for incredible precision, while reducing blood loss, pain and recovery time.

Ohio State has always been at the forefront of pioneering new ways to perform traditional surgeries in less invasive ways using robotic technology. With surgeries offered at both The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the OSUCCC - James, the Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery is a unique program that combines:

  • More than 35 robotically-skilled surgeons working in more than 10 different specialties, backed by multidisciplinary teams including specialists in medical oncology and radiation oncology, among others
  • One of the most experienced surgical support teams of nurses and technicians in the country
  • Expertise in more than 80 robotic procedures for more than 25 different conditions, including complex cases
  • Evidence-based research and clinical trials in robotics, several initiated at The Ohio State University
  • Experience training hundreds of other physicians and surgical teams in robotic techniques, many of which were pioneered at Ohio State 

Understanding Robotics - What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is an advanced method of surgery using leading-edge technology called the da Vinci® system to perform minimally invasive procedures. The robot is a sophisticated medical device that allows surgeons to operate through tiny incisions using enhanced imagery and precise movements.

Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery allows for incredible precision and has the potential to provide benefits to the patient:

  • Less blood loss 
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Less time spent in the hospital
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Robotic Surgery Specialties

Our robotics program offers the most robotic surgery specialties in Ohio:

Our robotics program offers the most robotic surgery specialties in Ohio:

General Surgery

Leading the way with one of the most progressive robotics programs in the country

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Benign Gynecologic Surgery

Performing robotic gynecologic procedures since they were approved in 2006 

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Gynecologic Oncology

Performing more minimally invasive robotic surgeries for gynecologic cancer than any other hospital in Ohio

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Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Transforming the latest discoveries into effective minimally invasive treatments for patients with head and neck cancers

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Heart and Vascular Surgery

Surgical solutions for heart disorders that provide smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery

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Surgical Oncology

Robotics helps our exceptional surgeons take their skills to the next level

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Lung and Thoracic Surgery

We are ranked among the top four robotic thoracic surgery programs in the nation.

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Urologic Surgery

Using our expertise to extend robotics to urologic conditions once thought too complex to treat with minimally invasive techniques

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Our Center, Research and Training

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Current Research

Advancing the future of robotic surgery by researching ways to improve current techniques and developing new robotic procedures

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Training Center

Among the goals of our multispecialty robotics program is training the next generation of surgeons.

Patient Stories

Amy's Story

Amy had a robotic hysterectomy to treat endometrial cancer. She just celebrated a full year cancer free. 

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Bob's Story

Bob had robotic coronary bypass surgery to treat a significant blockage. Now he works out three times a week. 

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Jan's Story

After suffering a persistent cough and a constant feeling of phlegm in her throat, Jan learned she had tonsil cancer. Today, Jan is cancer-free, thanks to the OSUCCC-James' Dr. Enver Ozer. 

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