The Department of Urology offers a comprehensive consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic service covering the whole spectrum of Urology. An active research programme is run in conjunction with the Garvan Institute and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
Cancer of the Prostate
The unit has one of the largest experiences in prostate biopsy techniques, radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy in the country. It was the first unit in NSW to perform robot assist radical prostatectomy therefore is the most experienced unit in NSW. External beam radiotherapy with the latest IMRT machine and low and high dose brachytherapy is offered in conjunction with the Department of Radiation Oncology.
The St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre coordinates research into prostate cancer and works closely with the Garvan Institute and more recently The Kinghorn Cancer Centre. It coordinates the St Vincent’s prostate cancer support group, as well as providing general support of information. The Centre, however, does not provide clinical prostate cancer services which are provided by our Urology practitioners (see below).
Cancer of the Bladder
Original research in the department of superficial bladder cancer and expertise with neobladder reconstruction and more recently robotic cystectomy offers the most up to date treatment for all forms of this cancer.
Cancer of the Kidneys and Testis
Large experience of complex minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic renal surgery including robotic partial nephrectomy. All aspects of renal and testicle surgery and medicine is offered.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
With the Holmium laser, Greenlight laser, UroLift procedure and Transurethral resection of the prostate, the Unit offers all surgical and medical options in the treatment of BPH.
Full assessment and treatment with outpatient urodynamic studies, pelvic floor exercises and bladder training for male and female patients. Surgical treatments such as collagen and botox injections into the bladder, sling procedures, PROACT device and the insertion of artificial sphincter are all offered.
Comprehensive stone treatment with flexible ureteroscopy and laser plus extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy anaesthesia.
The Unit has developed expertise in both the treatment of impotence, sexual rehabilitation and penile implant surgery.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) - www.prostate.org.au
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand - www.usanz.org.au