Among the goals of our multispecialty robotics program is training the next generation of surgeons.

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


Urology Resident Preceptorship in Robotic Surgery


April 20-21, 2018 at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

This two-day program is specifically designed for Urology residents and fellows interested in learning the state-of-the-art in robotic surgery for kidney, bladder, adrenal and reconstructive urologic procedures. Live surgical procedures and honest discussion of the strengths and limitations of robotic techniques will be offered. Our ultimate goal is to allow attendees to gather the information necessary to consider the role of robotics in their future careers.

This program is offered free of charge, including registration, all meals, and hotel. To register you must provide a credit card. A charge of $250 will only be assessed for “no shows” or cancellations within two weeks of the course.

For more information, please email RoboticSurgery@osumc.edu.

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Strategies for a Successful Robotic Surgery Team


June 2, 2018 at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

This CME event will provide surgical teams currently working in robotic surgery and teams who just started adapting robotic technology into their facilities the strategies and skills necessary to successfully implement and run a robotic surgery program for multiple specialties. The course will focus on improving communication, teamwork, OR efficiency and patient safety with the use of didactics lectures and hands on breakout sessions.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Category 1 credits are accepted for CE by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

The Association of Surgical Technologists has also approved this program to accept Category 1 credits as CE for Surgical Technologists.

Registration Information
For more information and to register online, visit: http://go.osu.edu/roboticsurgery.

OSUWMC and Nationwide Children’s faculty and staff please contact Tracey Pierman prior to registering for promo code. Please email RoboticSurgery@osumc.edu for any questions.

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

roboticsurgery@osumc.edu

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

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