1000th Robotic OperationThe Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery is excited to announce Ohio State East Hospital recently completed its 1,000th robotic operation. East Hospital has been performing these operations since December 2016 by Michael Meara, MD; David Renton, MD; and Jennifer Schwartz, MD. The da Vinci Xi system has helped expand surgical service lines at East Hospital to include acute care surgery, colorectal surgery and gynecologic surgical services.

To reach 1,000 cases in such a short period has taken a team effort, and the family to support the program has grown. In addition to meeting this significant milestone metric, we have also grown the experience for the surgical residents and fellows at Ohio State. Since the creation of the East Hospital robotics program, 13 residents have graduated with robotic certification. This has helped propel Ohio State’s General Surgery program to the forefront of robotics nationally.