Vipul R. Patel

Global Robotics Institute

Vipul Patel, MD, FACS is the Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program. He is a Professor of Urology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation and a Founding Member of the Society of Robotic Surgery. He is Editor Emeritus of The Journal of Robotic Surgery and Editor of the first-ever robotic urology textbook.

Dr. Patel is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world and has personally performed more than 11,000 robotic prostatectomies. He leads one of the world’s most experienced robotic surgery teams and has developed techniques in robotic surgery that have helped improve cancer treatment and the return of early urinary continence and sexual function.

Dr. Patel has traveled the globe lecturing and teaching. He has educated thousands of surgeons in robotic surgical techniques. He has started robotic surgery programs and performed surgery around the world. He serves as an honorary professor at the University of Milan, Korea University and Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. He is also an honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Science.

Dr. Patel previously served as director of the Robotic Surgery Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During his tenure, he was in charge of minimally invasive urologic surgery and an Associate Professor of Urology and Bioinformatics.

Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Urological Association and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Miami.

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