Dr. Abaza is the most experienced robotic surgeon in Ohio across all surgical fields. His annual number of robotic procedures puts him in the top 5 in the World. He has done over 6,000 robotic surgeries for prostate cancer, kidney tumors, and other urologic conditions.
Dr. Abaza has taken advantage of his consistent and world-class outcomes to create care pathways eliminating narcotic pain medications. He has reported the shortest hospital stays for multiple robotic procedures and uses less incisions than most surgeons.
Dr. Abaza is a leader & innovator in the field of robotic urology. He has pioneered several complex robotic procedures never previously performed. This allows patients with even the most complicated conditions to benefit from robotic surgery by Dr. Abaza's expertise.
Dr. Ronney Abaza has been performing robotic surgery since 2006. In 2008, he dedicated his practice solely to robotic surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, & other urologic conditions and is one of few such surgeons in the World.
Surgeons from around the country visit Dr. Abaza to observe his techniques in robotic surgery. He teaches and performs live surgery broadcasts for medical conferences and courses around the World and has published a textbook in robotic surgery.
Dr. Abaza firmly believes that those blessed with abilities that can help others have a responsibility to those in need. For this reason, Dr. Abaza never takes for granted the trust that his patients put in him and his duty to provide every patient with the best possible care.
Dr. Abaza was the first in the world to perform and/or report the following procedures robotically:
· Robotic Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer with Vena Cava Thrombus
· Robotic Partial Nephrectomy for Kidney Cancer with Renal Vein Thrombus
· Robotic Lymph Node Dissections for Kidney Cancers
· Robotic Adrenalectomy for Adrenal Carcinoma
· Robotic Kidney Autotransplantation
· Robotic Ureteral Repair after Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
· Robotic Kidney Transplantation with Regional Hypothermia
· Robotic Resection of Locally-Recurrent Kidney Cancers
(download PDF versions of publications about these innovations below)
Dr. Abaza is the only urologist within 100 miles of Columbus and one of only two in the state of Ohio with Five stars for Prostatectomy/Cystectomy/Nephrectomy on the independent ratings site Consumers’ Checkbook
Dr. Abaza has the lowest complication rate in the Columbus area for prostate removal with only one other surgeon in the State of Ohio having as low of a complication rate as reported by Propublica based on Medicare data.
Dr. Abaza believes strongly that surgeons who are creating the future of robotic surgery through research and innovation can provide their patients of today the best possible operation. This is not only because they can use their discoveries and advancements to benefit their patients before other surgeons have adopted these techniques, but also because a dedication to innovation reflects a passion for giving every patient — those of today and those of the future — the best possible care. Dr. Abaza has shared his research, innovations and passion for robotic surgery in many different publications. Notably, Dr. Abaza's research has been featured on the covers of Urology, European Urology, and the Journal of Endourology.
First in the world description of performing robotic prostatectomy at ultralow pressure of 6mmHg, now a standard technique for Dr. Abaza: 2019 Ferroni, M.C., Abaza, R.: “Feasibility of Robotic Prostatectomy Performed at Ultralow Pneumoperitoneum Pressure of 6mmHg and Comparison of Clinical Outcomes versus Standard Pressure of 15mmHg,” In press, BJUI
Largest single-surgeon series in publication to date of robotic surgeries for kidney removal: 2015 Petros, F.G., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Outcomes of Robotic Nephrectomy Including Highest-Complexity Cases: Largest Series to Date and Literature Review,” Urology, 85(6):1352-8.
First in the world description of a technique to transplant a patient’s own kidney without removing it from the body by using robotic surgery: 2014 Gordon, Z.N., Angell, J., Abaza, R.: “Completely Intracorporeal Robotic Renal Autotransplantation,” Journal of Urology, 192(5):1516-22.
First and only textbook dedicated to robotic kidney surgery: 2013 Abaza, R. (Editor), Robotic Renal Surgery: Benign and Cancer Surgery for the Kidneys and Ureters, New York, NY: Springer; ISBN 978-1-4614-6521-8.
Publication comparing robotic surgery by Dr. Abaza and traditional open surgery for bladder cancer showing equal cancer outcomes for minimally-invasive robotic approach: 2012 Abaza, R., Gong, M., Bahnson, R., Pohar, K.: “Quality of Lymphadenectomy is Equivalent in Robotic and Open Cystectomy Using an Extended Template,” Journal of Urology, 187(4):1200-4.
First in the world description of a technique to remove kidney tumors invading the vena cava and featured on the cover of European Urology: 2011 Abaza, R.: “Initial Series of Robotic Radical Nephrectomy with Vena Caval Tumor Thrombectomy,” European Urology, 59(4):652-6.