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

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