About Ohio State’s Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery is committed to excellence in education, training, research and clinical care. We offer advanced surgical and minimally invasive options for gastroesophageal reflux disease, malignant diseases of the esophagus, abdominal core health, and weight loss.

We strive to offer innovative and effective treatments. Our surgeons are leaders in their respective fields and we continue to recruit the brightest talent to expand our division’s ability to offer the best care to our patients.

Welcome from the division director

Welcome to Ohio State's Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. We perform over 3,000 procedures annually making us one of the most experienced teams in Ohio and in the US. Our surgeons are consistently recognized as innovators in their disciplines whose commitment to surgical excellence and novel techniques such as complex robotics and endolumenal procedures keeps us at the forefront of our field.

Benjamin Poulose, MD, MPH
Director, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery


Ohio State offers a number of programs that set us apart from other medical centers. Some of our many areas of excellence include the following:

Multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery

Multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery

Ohio State is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, performing more than 400 primary and revisional operations last year. Ohio State was the first in central Ohio to develop a comprehensive program with experts in psychology, nutrition, exercise physiology, endocrinology and other specialties. Surgical weight-loss options include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, revisions for weight loss and/or complications from previous bariatric surgery, intragastric balloons placed endoscopically and, soon, single anastomotic duodenal switches.

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Multidisciplinary Esophageal Foregut Program

Multidisciplinary Esophageal/Foregut Program

We offer multiple operative options, innovative endoscopic approaches and clinical trials for disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, primary and recurrent paraesophageal and diaphragmatic hernias, achalasia and other esophageal dysmotility disorders and esophageal and gastric cancers. Kyle Perry, MD, completed his 1,000th operation for GERD/hiatal hernia at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Abdominal Core Health

Abdominal Core Health

Ohio State provides state-of-the-art treatment with evidence based protocols to optimize complex abdominal wall hernia treatment plans involving input from general, plastic, trauma and bariatric surgeons. Our robotic hernia program is the highest-volume academic general surgery program in the country using the da Vinci robotic platform.
Abdominal Core Health is a new field focused on maximizing your core muscle strength and support.

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Ohio State General and Gastrointestinal Surgery Team

Ohio State's General and Gastrointestinal Surgery Team

Our division’s comprehensive team of surgeons and staff is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Meet our team

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