Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 80 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 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.

80 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 Aug 15, 2021

    All good

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

    Dr. Poulose is very knowledgeable and considerate, he's the best.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

    Doc was responsive via MyChart and rescheduled an earlier surgery for me when symptoms changed.

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    One of the best medical professionals I have ever encountered. Remembered me and my concerns between appointments and surgery. Very personable. Always able to put me at ease. And judging my health post-surgery, very adept at his job. Would highly recommend him to anyone in any circumstance.

  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2021

    They took good care of me and listened to me well.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2021

    the provider was very understanding and caring. PT was order to make sure I have strength for an operation as detailed as a complex hernia situation.

  • 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!

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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