Ohio State offers several options for introduction to robotic surgery for surgeons and operating room and nursing staff, as well as administrators of hospitals and medical systems. With years of experience hosting visitors from around the country and around the world, Ohio State’s surgeons and staff provide our guests with a detailed look at the experience necessary to build a successful robotics practice and program, including surgical case observation.

Robotics programs are offered to an array of professionals, including urologists, gynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, operating room nurses and staff, robotics program managers and hospital or medical system administrators.

Robotic Surgery at Ohio State

The Ohio State University has a rich and proven history in robotic surgery. In 1999, Ohio State doctors became the first in the country to perform surgery with the da Vinci® robot. Since then, thousands of robotic procedures have been performed in diverse surgical specialties that include urology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology, cardiac and thoracic surgery, urogynecology, otolaryngology and general surgery.

Ohio State’s multi-specialty robotics program has dedicated clinical and administrative staff who share their expertise with those planning to institute robotics in their practices and at their hospitals.

Upcoming Training and Educational Events

Eleventh Urology Resident Preceptorship in Robotic Surgery (PDF)

Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2019

The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Conference Center

This two-day program is specifically designed for Urology Chief residents and fellows
interested in learning the latest advances in robotic urologic surgery. Using a format of
video based lectures, case presentations and expert faculty discussion, participants will
be exposed to the nuances of robotic surgery to better prepare them for independent
practice. This format allows for the program to better cover the aspects of urology and
robotic surgery that cannot be learned by picking up a book. Our ultimate goal is to allow
attendees to gather the information necessary to help with successfully implementing
robotics in their future careers. 

For registration and additional information:

For questions please email RoboticSurgery@osumc.edu

Program Options

Robotic Surgeon Training
Live surgery observations with experienced robotic surgeons for existing and emerging procedures is available. Fees for da Vinci® procedure observation: $500/day.

Please contact roboticsurgery@osumc.edu for forms and registration.

Location and Contact Information

Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery
Prior HSL Suite 406
376 West Tenth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43120


Phone: 614-366-0864
Fax: 614-293-0982

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