Dr. Ronney Abaza, A World Leader in Robotic Urologic and Cancer Surgery, Joins COUG
Central Ohio Urology Group is pleased to announce that Ronney Abaza, MD, FACS, one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world, has joined the group to continue his focus on robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers and other urological conditions. Dr. Abaza ranks in the top five internationally for robotic surgery volume with more than 6,000 procedures performed, as well as being the first in the world to perform several robotic procedures.
With a clinical network of 15 offices, Central Ohio Urology Group is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive urological services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as a state-of-the-art, urology-specific ambulatory surgery center. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital.
Mark Cherney, CEO of Central Ohio Urology Group and U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are honored that Dr. Ronney Abaza has joined the team at Central Ohio Urology Group. As an internationally recognized pioneer in robotic surgery, he will make tremendous contributions as a member of our clinical team and, most importantly, to our patients.”
Ronney Abaza, MD, FACS, said, “Having practiced in Central Ohio for nearly 15 years, I was already aware of the excellence of the urologists at Central Ohio Urology Group, but I’m most excited to join the group because of their forward-thinking vision for robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group will have one of the first urology-specific ambulatory surgery centers in the country to offer patients robotic surgery. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help shape this program and create the best possible experience for our patients tailored just to them and what they need.”
“My practice is 99% robotic surgery for prostate, kidney, bladder and other urologic cancers, and most of the surgeries I perform are on an outpatient basis. It was Central Ohio Urology Group’s commitment to advanced technologies, and specifically an investment in a robot, that created this opportunity. Given that ambulatory surgery center operating costs are much lower than a typical hospital, we can offer a cost-effective solution. I will continue to perform robotic surgeries in area hospitals as well, but most of my patients will now be able to have their cancer surgeries without ever having to stay in a hospital and will be back home with their family around them the same day as their surgery,” added Dr. Abaza.
Dr. Abaza is now accepting patients and will primarily serve them in the Dublin and Gahanna offices. To learn more about Dr. Abaza, visit www.centralohiourology.com or www.drabaza.com. For additional information or to schedule an appointment or refer a patient to Dr. Abaza, please contact (614) 796-2842 or request an appointment at www.centralohiourology.com.
About Ronney Abaza, MD, FACS
Dr. Ronney Abaza is a world-renowned expert in robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers and other urologic conditions. His practice has been dedicated solely to robotic surgery since 2008, and he has performed over 6,000 robotic surgeries making him the most experienced robotic surgeon in Ohio in any specialty and one of the top five in the world.
Dr. Abaza is a pioneer in robotic surgery as the first in the world to perform robotic surgery for adrenocortical carcinoma, kidney cancer with caval thrombi, ureteroileal anastomosis revisions after cystectomy, and renal autotransplantation, among other procedures he developed and performed for the first time. He has presented his work at national and international medical meetings, including more than 200 presentations at various meetings on robotic surgery, and has won numerous awards for his research. Dr. Abaza has authored over 130 publications and book chapters in the fields of robotic surgery and urologic cancers and is editor of the only textbook dedicated to robotic kidney surgery. His work has been featured on the covers of Urology, European Urology and the Journal of Endourology.
Dr. Abaza has given hundreds of lectures on robotic surgery and serves as faculty at medical society meetings and for educational courses both in the U.S. and internationally. He has performed live robotic surgery demonstrations broadcasted to the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, the World Congress of Endourology, European Robotic Urology Symposium, North American Robotic Urology Symposium, International Robotic Urology Symposium, and the Society of Robotic Surgery Annual Meeting, among others. He has led the development of multidisciplinary robotic surgery programs at three institutions. He was director of a robotic urologic surgery fellowship program for 10 years training new urologists in robotic surgery. He has served as a visiting professor at several academic urology departments and has welcomed over 100 surgeons from around the world into his operating room for case observations to learn his techniques. Dr. Abaza’s educational YouTube channel of surgeries he has performed for other surgeons was started only one year ago and already has thousands of views.
Dr. Abaza has served as President of the Ohio Urological Society and currently serves as the Ohio representative to the board of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association. He also serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals. Dr. Abaza has been chosen by peer nomination for the Best Doctors in America every year since 2011.
About Central Ohio Urology Group
Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, Central Ohio Urology Group provides comprehensive services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as a state-of-the-art, urology-specific ambulatory surgery center that is one of the first in the country to offer robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com and www.us-uro.com.