MerrittRobotIn February 2021, Robert Merritt, MD, professor and director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, performed the 1,000th robotic-assisted lobectomy done at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Robotic surgery provides a minimally invasive surgical option for patients with early-stage lung cancer. Robotic-assisted lobectomy allows patients to recover faster and return to their normal activities much sooner than the conventional open thoracotomy procedure. Patients can expect faster recoveries with smaller incisions, less blood loss, reduced pain and shorter hospital stays, as well as the long-term benefits of improved outcomes. Explore the details of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery at