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.
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 Urology.
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
Urology Clinic - Dublin
Dublin Close To Home Center on Venture Dr.
5675 Venture Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017
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
Canal Winchester Close To Home Center
7901 Diley Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
455 Executive Campus Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Phone: (614) 355-6100
Fax: (614) 355-6101
View our Westerville Surgery Center Virtual Tour »
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.
Research & 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 provides clinical and research experience in pediatric urology while individualizing each fellow's education.
The Welcome Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital supports the needs of patients and families arriving from out of town or out of the country.
Conditions We Treat
- Differences of Sex Development
- 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.
6 Signs Your Child May Have Bladder Dysfunction
Once your child has been successfully potty-trained – ‘taking care of business’ should get easier – but what if the accidents keep happening? When a child over the age of four has frequent daytime urinary accidents, and there doesn’t appear to be an underlying medical