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Meet Dr. Rama Jayanthi: Chief of Urology

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The Section of Urology at Nationwide Children’s provides a full array of diagnostic and therapeutic services for an extensive range of urological disorders in children of all ages. From pioneering minimally invasive procedures to conducting bench research within The Research Institute, we are committed to the best outcomes for children everywhere.

Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgery. By performing a high volume of robot-assisted procedures, we have the experience and expertise to provide outstanding care and to train the next generation of urologists.

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 Urology conditions requiring accurate diagnosis and therapy or those requiring major reconstructive surgery. Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers ongoing support, expertise and solutions.

  • Our diagnostic facilities include a complete urodynamics laboratory and comprehensive diagnostic radiographic and radionuclide evaluation.

  • Services range from primary urologic care to major reconstructive surgery of the urinary tract, genitalia and/or urinary sphincter.

  • We utilize advanced technology and minimally invasive approaches, including our Robot-Assisted Surgery program.

  • We feature a team of leading pediatric urologists skilled and credentialed in advanced surgical techniques.

  • Surgical support staff includes pediatric nurse practitioners, urodynamics technical and nursing staff, and a stoma therapist.

  • We can also offer outreach and support, including support groups for bladder exstrophy and other major urological disorders.

Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgery. By performing a high volume of robot-assisted procedures, we have the experience and expertise to provide outstanding care and to train the next generation of urologists. Our fellows have the unique opportunity to receive advanced training in robotic renal procedures as well as pure laparoscopic, endoscopic and open reconstructive procedures.


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V. Rama Jayanthi

V. Rama Jayanthi, MD, is the chief of the Department of Pediatric Urology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a clinical professor of Urology in the Department of Urology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is also chief of Pediatric Urology at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jayanthi is a full-time pediatric urologist with expertise in all aspects of the medical and surgical management of genitourinary problems, including urinary tract infections (UTI), hydronephrosis, urinary incontinence, hypospadias and intersex conditions. He has a strong interest in multispecialty collaborative care for children with complex conditions, as evidenced by his involvement in not only the Kidney and Urinary Tract Center but also in the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR).

Clinics & Programs

Collaboration is essential to the continuum of care at Nationwide Children's. The section of Urology is integral in numerous multidisciplinary programs, such as:

Urology maintains locations on the main campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as at other areas in Ohio. Please note the locations below and follow the links for maps and directions. For questions, call the main Urology number at (614) 722-6630.

Urology Clinic
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street
6th Floor, Suite 6D
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6630
Fax: (614) 722-3122
Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 4 pm

Canal Winchester Close To Home Center
7901 Diley Road
Suite 150
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 355-9050

Urology Clinic - Dublin
Dublin Close To Home Center on Venture Dr.
5675 Venture Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017

East Columbus Close To Home Center
6435 East Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43213
(614) 355-8100

Hilliard Close To Home Center
4363 All Seasons Drive
Suite 100
Hiliard, OH 43026
(614) 355-5900

Lewis Center Close To Home Center 
7853 Pacer Drive
Delaware, OH 43015
(614) 355-7900

Lima Outpatient Specialty Clinics
830 W. High Street
Suite 307
Lima, Ohio 45801
(419) 226-9694

Mansfield Close To Home Center
536 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, OH 44906
(419) 528-3150
Fax: (419) 528-3152

Portsmouth Outpatient Specialty Clinics
8930 Ohio River Road
Wheelersburg, OH 45694

Westerville Surgery Center
455 Executive Campus Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Phone: (614) 355-6100
Fax: (614) 355-6101

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Toledo
2222 Cherry St. Suite 1800
Toledo, Ohio 43608

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Learn how John's basketball injury led to the discovery of an abnormality in his urinary tract (perhaps from birth), which had caused ongoing damage to his kidney.