Urologist Dr. Philip Aschi, a long-time member of the Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) Regional Health System medical staff and a member of the CMH Board of Trustees, has been appointed the first auxiliary clinical assistant professor of urology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine, Department of Urology, in Columbus.
Dr. Aschi, who started practice at Southwestern Ohio Urology in Wilmington in 1996, has a longstanding clinical relationship with Ohio State.
"I am flattered by this recognition," Dr. Aschi said. "Although I will not teach, I think this could open some doors for CMH to pursue other clinical collaborations with Ohio State."
"We are pleased to have Dr. Aschi as our newest member of the department faculty," said Dr. Robert Bahnson, chair of the department. "He has a strong reputation of providing excellent general urologic care. He is the first community urologist that has been offered a faculty appointment by the department in recognition of his outstanding patient care and shared commitment to the department's mission of creating the future of urologic health care."
Dr. Aschi, who averages more than 700 surgeries per year in the CMH Surgery Center, refers patients to Ohio State for robotic surgeries and some radical bladder surgeries.
The practice of urology at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center has been in existence for more than 50 years. There are subspecialists in a variety of areas, including general urology, urologic robotic surgery, kidney stone management, urologic oncology, urologic trauma and reconstruction and men's sexual health.
The OSU Department of Urology has been recognized as a national leader in this specialty by U.S. News and World Report. The department works in collaboration with urologists across the country and provides care to complex patients who are high risk or difficult to treat.
Areas that Dr. Aschi specializes in include benign prostatic enlargement (BPH), bladder and urinary tract obstruction, erectile dysfunction, hematuria (blood in the urine), incontinence, interstitial cystitis (irritated bladder wall), kidney stones, laser surgery, lithotripsy, prostate cancer, prostate disease, urinary tract infections, urologic cancer and vasectomies.
One of the more common surgeries Dr. Aschi performs at CMH is for urinary and bowel control. InterStim® Therapy is a minimally invasive option proven to improve or restore bowel control that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For more information, call Southwestern Ohio Urology at 937-382-1141 or the CMH Surgery Center at 937-382-9230.