Committed to Best Outcomes for All Patients Through Research and Quality Care
Meet Dr. Rama Jayanthi: Chief of Urology
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.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Urology.
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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.
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.
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street
6th Floor, Suite 6D
Columbus, OH 43205
Fax: (614) 722-3122
Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 4 pm
Canal Winchester Close To Home Center
7901 Diley Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
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
Hilliard Close To Home Center
4363 All Seasons Drive
Hiliard, OH 43026
Lewis Center Close To Home Center
7853 Pacer Drive
Delaware, OH 43015
Lima Outpatient Specialty Clinics
830 W. High Street
Lima, Ohio 45801
Mansfield Close To Home Center
536 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, OH 44906
Fax: (419) 528-3152
Portsmouth Outpatient Specialty Clinics
8930 Ohio River Road
Wheelersburg, OH 45694
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
Meet Our Team
Our surgeons in urology 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 Urology department maintains locations on the main campus, as well as at other areas in Central Ohio.
A minimally invasive approach that combines the skills of specially trained surgeons with a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system.
The Kidney and Urinary Tract Center
The Kidney and Urinary Tract Center is a collaborative, integrated process designed to combine patient care, advocacy, research, and training to develop the next generation of nephrology and urology treatment for children.
Research and Innovation
Our urologists are also scientists, making advances in the field of pediatric urology. Learn more about our most recent research projects and innovations.
The Urology Fellowship is a two-year program that offers a comprehensive, individualized, dynamic educational program to produce highly skilled, thoughtful, well-rounded, academically minded physicians.
When your child needs surgery, nothing will stop you from worrying. But when you choose Nationwide Children's Hospital, you have less to worry about.
Conditions We Treat
- Differences of Sexual Development (DSD)
- Fertility and Reproductive Health Program
- Kidney Stones
- Sacral Nerve Stimulation Clinic
- Spina Bifida Program
- Undescended Testicle
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTIs)
- Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
- Voiding Dysfunction
Meet Our Patients
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.
Why We Talk about Poop for a Peeing Problem
Is your child urgently running to the bathroom and having urinary accidents? Is your child experiencing urinary tract infections (UTIs) or pain with urination? Urinary problems and UTIs occur in many children and can affect family, social and school life.