The Comprehensive Weight Management, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a designated Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery, where our research focuses on the improvement of established treatment options and the evaluation of innovative devices and techniques. Our surgeons offer procedures on the cutting edge in the field of weight-loss surgery, including investigative endoscopic and laparoscopic operations.
In 2007, Ohio State was the first institution in the United States to use an FDA-approved device for the transluminal surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Now, CMIS continues to stand at the forefront of treatments for GERD, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer through active participation in trials that investigate surgical options not yet available on the open market. In addition, we rigorously evaluate the efficacy of the established minimally invasive procedures and continuously compare the safety and efficacy of all our treatment options.
Ohio State’s Comprehensive Hernia Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach combining the proficiency of our minimally invasive surgeons with the expertise of our multi-discipline colleagues in plastic surgery and acute, critical care surgery to ensure the best treatment option is selected for hernias of all sizes and complexity. Our research evaluates emerging techniques, including robotic surgery, and analyzes the use of different meshes and fixation methods to optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction.
The OSU Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery was among the first medical institutions in the world to obtain a robotic surgery platform and, since then, our surgeons have performed more than 10 types of robotic operations spanning the specialties of hernia, bariatric, and foregut surgery. Our researchers evaluate for and identify the optimal opportunities and circumstances where the precision of robotic technique can be implemented in order to achieve improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.
The surgeons of CMIS frequently participate in collaborative research that spans a variety of investigative settings including basic science, internal medicine, public health, and other surgical specialties. Our current collaborators include the disciplines of human development and family science, human sciences, endocrinology, radiology, gastroenterology, anesthesiology, epidemiology, cardiology, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, colorectal surgery, and acute and critical care surgery. These established networks of teamwork help to accelerate the identification of impactful findings contributing to the diagnosis, treatment and successful outcome of disease treatments.