Urology research

Urology research at St John of God Subiaco Hospital focuses on improving patient care and outcomes for people requiring prostate surgery.

Our research assesses patient overall satisfaction and experience with robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy which is a minimally invasive form of robotic surgery to remove the prostate. This operation is performed for men with prostate cancer. 

  • Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in Australia and the third most common cause of cancer death. It is more common in older men (aged over 65).
  • Robotic assisted surgery for prostate cancer is a relatively new technique and only limited patient satisfaction information is currently available to inform care.
  • We are focused on assessing patient satisfaction with their hospital experience after undergoing a robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
  • The results from our study will inform future surgical management of prostate cancer within WA and provide valuable information to improve patient care and outcomes.

Mr Bradley R Reynolds

A/Professor Caroline Bulsara

Professor Jim Coddle

Professor Max Bulsara

Adjunct Professor Nik Zeps

Adjunct A/Professor Justin Vivian

Vivian J, Robotics in Urologic Surgery (media review) ANZ J Surg 2009, Oct, 79, 10, 760-1

Vivian J, The dilemma of the small renal mass ANZ J Surg. 2008 Jun;78(6):426-7.

He B, Mitchell A, Delriviere L, Shannon T, Pemberton R, Tan A, Bremner A, Vivian J, Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy ANZ Journal of Surgery 03/2011; 81(3):159-63. DOI:10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05568.

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