- All urological cancers including, prostate, kidney, bladder, testicular
- Benign prostate hypertrophy
- Laparoscopic urology
- Female urology
- Conditions effecting male genitaliar including erectile dysfunction
- Vasectomies and reversal
Urology like all other fields in medicine has undergone several major technological advances. At North Shore Private Hospital, Ramsay Health Care in conjunction with a number of highly trained specialist Urologists have teamed together to offer a comprehensive Urology service of the highest standards in the diagnosis and treatment of all Urological conditions.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in our community. This is a controversial disease. Decisions on treatment modalities as well as the timing of treatment can have far reaching effects. The management of patients with prostate cancer requires a coordinated multidisciplinary approach.
Regular multidisciplinary team meetings take place at North Shore Private Hospital where cases are discussed by a group of specialists including Urologist, Radiation and Medical Oncologist and Pathologists, as well as a Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator to select the most appropriate treatment for individual patients. All members of the Urology department at North Shore Private Hospital are equipped with the latest techniques and equipment to best treat all stages of prostate cancer.
North Shore Private is equipped with the latest endoscopic equipment, as well as the latest camera and visual equipment allowing minimally invasive access to all parts of the urinary tract to enable many urological conditions such as stones and tumours to be treated.
Minimally invasive surgery is now common in most branches of surgery. Laparoscopic Urology is now an established sub speciality in Urology allowing for surgery to be carried out on the kidney, adrenal gland, ureter, bladder and prostate which apart from the obvious cosmetic advantages, reduces the hospital stay and allows for early return to work.
North Shore Private Hospital offers access to a wide range of services for urological cancers including a Urological Cancer Coordinator, radiotherapy services and a chemotherapy service. Urological cancers are managed using a team approach to improve the outcome.
Your admission to North Shore Private Hospital
Once you have decided to have your surgery at NSPH, the staff in the Admissions Department will assist you with your hospital booking details. Upon your admission to the Urology Unit, you are cared for by nurses skilled in this area. Your care may be provided in either our Day Surgery Unit or the Urology Unit.
Members of the Department
The Urology Department at North Shore Private Hospital is made up of a number of dedicated specialists who are highly trained in their field. All are fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and members of the Urological Society of Australasia. They are ably supported by ancillary services such as radiology, radiotherapy, oncology and nephrology to provide comprehensive service. Several members are affiliated to major teaching hospitals and to the University of Sydney and have continuing commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate training.
Dr Harvey Alexander
Dr Philip Bergersen
Dr Graham Coombes
Dr Enzo Lazzaro
Dr Kris Rasiah
Dr Justin Vass
Dr Kenneth J Vaux