Surgeon performing nano knife operation

Most cancers of the prostate are what we call multifocal. This means that the cancer involves several areas of the prostate and therefore requires therapy that treats the whole prostate or what is called whole gland therapy. Increasingly, there is evidence that there is a subgroup of patients who have prostate cancer where only a … Read more

testicular cancer Australian Urology Associates

Robotic partial nephrectomy for complex hilar tumours – technique and outcomes Robotic partial nephrectomy offers greater magnification, dexterity, and precision for resection of tumours with preservation of the kidney. Tumours at the renal hilum are the most challenging and traditionally have led to complete nephrectomy for cancer removal.

Melbourne Urologists AUA - MedicoLegal Opinions -

The AUA Practice has experience in providing opinions for various jurisdictions within Australia. This relates to Impairments secondary to Injuries sustained to the Genitourinary system. Injuries occur through Trauma, Accidents, Disease processes, or Medical events. Our Practice is available to offer Impairment Assessments. Requests for Medicolegal assessments can be emailed to

Melbourne Urologists AUA - second opinion consultations

People can be confused when confronted with a health event. This may be related to a diagnosis of cancer (see urological cancers), recommendation to have a procedure, or a suggested plan of management for an ailment. Usually, the medical advice given is appropriate and correct.  However, there are often situations where there may be several … Read more

Melbourne Urologists AUA - Urological Cancers

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments


COVID 19 – Important Information A number of precautions are in place to protect the health and safety of our patients, doctors and staff, and reduce the spread of COVID-19. We ask that you please do not attend your appointment if you: Have, or suspect you may have, COVID-19; Are feeling unwell, or have any … Read more

Brachytherapy Australian Urology Associates

Brachytherapy (meaning close-range therapy) is a treatment option for localised prostate cancer that is typically of low or intermediate grade. It is a form of radiation therapy whereby radioactive seeds, which are designed to kill prostate cancer cells over time, are implanted into the prostate. Using CT scanning, an assessment is first made taking into … Read more

Urologist performing a Robotic Prostatectomy

In urology, robotic surgery is most commonly employed to perform radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Other potential uses include radical cystectomy (removal of the urinary bladder) for bladder cancer and partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney) for kidney cancer. What is robotic surgery? Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic surgery. It involves … Read more

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Australian Urology Associates

A biopsy of the prostate gland is usually required when there is a suspicion of prostate cancer. It involves taking multiple small samples of prostate tissue using a biopsy needle, which are then assessed microscopically by a pathologist. The prostate biopsy has traditionally been performed via the rectum (transrectal ultrasound-guided – TRUS – biopsy), because … Read more