Robotic Kidney Transplant
Dr. Ronney Abaza is a world leader in advanced robotic urology. With over 2,500 robotic prostate, kidney, bladder and adrenal surgeries performed, Dr. Abaza is the most experienced robotic surgeon in Ohio, and his annual number of robotic procedures places him among the top 5 surgeons in the world. Dr. Abaza is an innovator of several complex robotic procedures and patients with the most complicated conditions, that were once thought impossible to treat robotically, will benefit from his minimally-invasive robotic surgery. His unique and unparalleled skills and experience allow Dr. Abaza to perform leading edge robotic procedures with the best possible outcomes for patients.
Dr. Abaza was very active in the development of the Robotic Kidney Transplant With Regional Hypothermia project, Begun by Dr. Mani Menon and supported by the Vattikuti Foundation. He also was invited faculty for the Vattikuti Global Robotics Conference in 2012.
Director - Robotic Surgery
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL)
Residency: University of Toledo Medical Center (Toledo, Ohio)
He was the first in Northwest Ohio to perform robotic kidney cancer surgery, robotic ureteral surgery, robotic urinary diversion and robotic bladder cancer surgery.
Dr. Abaza served as the founder and Medical Director of St. Vincent Hospital’s Laparoscopy, Simulation & Robotics Training Center. As a faculty member at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Abaza performed research in surgical techniques, performed kidney transplantation and instructed medical students and residents.
Dr. Abaza continues to develop new techniques in robotic urologic surgery and was the first to develop many clinical research protocols involving robotic prostate, kidney, bladder and other urologic surgeries. This research allows him to analyze his patient results and continuously improve his outcomes by refining techniques and creating new ways to perform robotic surgery for complex conditions.