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Geoffrey N. Box, MD

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Urologic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University


Clinical Background and Robotic Expertise

Practicing Since: 2008
Board Certified: Yes
Medical School: The Ohio State University
Residency: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Robotics Training: University of California (Irvine)
Clinical Interests: Robotic surgery for prostate cancer, renal cancer, and ureteral reconstruction
Number of robotic procedures performed: More than 300

Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Box completed his Fellowship in Laparoscopy, Image-guided Therapy, Endourology and Robot-Assisted Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, where he was the first in the world to use the robot to remove an animal kidney through a natural orifice. Dr. Box received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and also completed his residency at Ohio State.

He has presented at national and international meetings, served as faculty at national instructional courses in Robotic and Advanced Laparoscopic surgery, and has published many articles on minimally-invasive surgery. These articles include peer-reviewed articles on robotic prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy and robotic radical cystectomy. He received extensive robotic training by world-renowned expert robotic surgeons including Ralph Clayman, Tom Alhering and Vipul Patel.

Dr. Box’s clinical interests include all areas of minimally-invasive and robotic surgery with a focus on renal cancer, localized prostate cancer, and reconstructive procedures.

Scholarly Publications

Khemees,TA, Box, G.N., Sharp, D..S, Abaza, R, Shabsigh, A. "Robotic assisted nephroureterectomy for the management of upper tract tumor." Journal of Urology. Vol. 187, no. 4. (Apr 2012): E567-E567.

Box, G. "Untitled." Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Vol. 21, no. 4. (Aug 2011): 297-297.

Louie, MK, Deane, L.A., Kaplan, A.G., Lee, HJ, Box, G.N., Abraham, J, Benito, A, Borin,James, F, Khan, F, McDougall, E.M., Clayman, R.V. "Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: six degrees of haemostasis." BJU International. Vol. 107, no. 9. (May 2011): 1454-1459.

Box, G.N., Abaza, R. "Robotic instrument insulation failure: initial report of a potential source of patient injury." Urology. Vol. 77, no. 1. (Jan 2011): 104-107.

Box, G.N., Kaplan, A.G., Rodriguez, E, Skarecky, D.W., Osann, K.E., Finley, D.S., Ahlering, T.E. "Sacrifice of accessory pudendal arteries in normally potent men during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy does not impact potency." Journal of Sexual Medicine. Vol. 7, no. 1. (Jan 2010): 298-303.

Beck, S.M., Kaplan, A.G., Box, G.N., Sargent, E.R., McDougall, E.M. "Laparoscopic robotic assisted ureteropyelostomy." Journal of Urology. Vol. 181, no. 4. (Apr 2009): 553-554.

Box, G.N., Pare, L.S., Clayman, R.V. "Retroperitoneal transdiaphragmatic robotic-assisted laparoscopic resection of a left thoracolumbar neurofibroma." JSLS-Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Vol. 13, no. 1. (Jan 2009): 64-68

Box, G., Sohn, Kh, Truong, H., Lin, R., Khosravi, A., Santos, R., Ornstein, D., Ahlering, T., Tyson, D., Clayman, R., & McDougall, E.:  Long-term impact of a robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy mini fellowship training program on postgraduate urological practice patterns.  J Urol. 181 (2): 778-82, 2009

Box, G., & Ahlering, T.: Robotic radical prostatectomy: long-term outcomes.  Curr Opin Urol. 18 (2): 173-9, 2008.

Gettman, M., Box, G., Averch, T., Cadeddu, J., Cherullo, E., Clayman, R., Desai, M., Frank, I., Gill, I., Gupta, M., Haber, G., Humphreys, M., Kaouk, J., Landman, J., Lima, E., & Ponsky, L.: Consensus statement on natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery and single-incision laparoscopic surgery: heralding a new era in urology? Eur Urol. 53 (6): 1117-20, 2008.

Box, G., Lee, H., Santos, R., Abraham, J., Louie, M., Gamboa, A., Alipanah, R., Deane, L., McDougall, E., & Clayman, R.: Rapid Communication: robot-assisted NOTES nephrectomy: initial report.  J Endourol. 22 (3): 503-6, 2008.

Deane, L., Lee, H., Box, G., Melamud, O., Yee, D., Abraham, J., Finley, D., Borin, J., McDougall, E., Clayman, R., & Ornstein, D.: Robotic versus standard laparoscopic partial/wedge nephrectomy: a comparison of intraoperative and perioperative results from a single institution.  J Endourol. 22 (5): 947-52, 2008.

Beck, S., Finley, D., Box, G., Vajgrt, D., Wong, A., Morrison, D., Kudrick, N., McDougall, E., & Clayman, R.: High-frequency oscillatory ventilatory support during CT-guided percutaneous cryotherapy of renal masses.  J Endourol. 22 (5): 923-6, 2008.

Finley, D., Beck, S., Box, G., Chu, W., Deane, L., Vajgrt, D., McDougall, E., & Clayman, R.:  Percutaneous and laparoscopic cryoablation of small renal masses.  J Urol.  180 (2): 492-8, 2008.

Shukla, D., Box, G., Edwards, R., Tyson, D.:  Bone marrow stem cells for urologic tissue engineering.  World J Urol.  26 (4): 341-9, 2008.

Box, G., Lehman, D., Landman, J., Clayman, R.:  Minimally invasive management of upper tract malignancies renal cell and transitional cell carcinoma.  Urol Clin N Am.  35 (3): 365-83, 200


Box, G., Averch, T., Cadeddu, J., Cherullo, E., Clayman, R., Desai, M., Frank, I., Gettman, M., Gill, I., Gupta, M., Haber, G., Kaouk, J., Landman, J., Lima, E., Ponsky, L., Rane, A., Sawyer, M., & Humphreys, M.:  Nomenclature of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) procedures in urology.  J Endourol. 22 (11): 2575-81, 2008


ps, J., Narula, N., Deane, L., Box, G., Lee, H., Ornstein, D., McDougall, E., Clayman, R.:  Histologic evaluation of cold vs. hot cutting: Clinical impact on margin status for laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.  J Urol. 180 (6): 2348-52, 2008

Box, G., & Gong, M.: Multispecialty applications of robotic technology.  In:  Robotic Urologic Surgery, ed. Vipul R. Patel, Springer-Verlang, London, 15-22, 2007.

Clayman, R., Box, G., Abraham, J., Lee, H., Deane, L., Sargent, E., Nguyen, N., Chang, K., Tan, A., Ponsky, L., & McDougall, E.: Transvaginal single-sort NOTES nephrectomy: Initial Laboratory Experience. J Endourol. 21 (6): 640-644, 2007.


ham, J., Young, J., Box, G., Lee, H., Deane, L., & Ornstein, D.: Comparative analysis of laparoscopic and robot-assisted radical cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion. J Endourol. 21 (12): 1473-80, 2007.


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