Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 74 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 30 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-3230

About Me

As a general surgeon, I specialize in abdominal core health, minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy, as well as providing treatments for hernias and gallstones. I believe in taking a holistic approach to care. Treatment options can include surgery, or other ways to improve a patient’s quality of life without surgery. Each patient brings a unique set of needs and goals that I consider when developing an effective care plan. I strive to partner with my patients to address their health care needs while working with them to find new ways of improving care for everyone.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the opportunity to work with professionals who really demonstrate a willingness to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

In my free time I enjoy running and working out, playing the keyboard and guitar and spending as much time with my family as possible.
Highlights
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017-2019
  • Zollinger Professor of Surgery, 2018-present
  • Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2018-present
  • Co-founder and Director for Quality and Outcomes, the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative, 2013–present
  • President, Americas Hernia Society, 2019-2020

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Lipoma
  • Hernia
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • General Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
MD
8/1/1994 - 5/27/1999

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/1/1999 - 6/30/2006

Masters Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
MPH
1/1/2003 - 1/1/2005

Chief Resident

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
12/7/2016

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

74 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.6 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

    caring/knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Apr 03, 2021

    This is one of the best doctors I have seen ever! He fixed my hernia and I am very happy!

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2021

    The Doctor explained procedures in a way that I could easily undetrstand.

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

    Superb care, wonderful bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    Very caring. Took time with me. Answered my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2021

    Gained my trust.

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2020

    All good. Very kind with a great bedside manner and sense of humor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

    Professional and caring

  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

    Dr Poulose, was very professional, asked question about my health and answer all my questions. Explained the protocol and the procedure. I am very happy with my appointment.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Poulose has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative
  • Currie Johnson & Myers
  • O'Bryan Brown & Toner PLLC