at Westmead Private
... the future of surgery is here
We offer a full range of urological services and treatments for conditions including prostate problems, bladder and kidney disease, urological cancers, stone disease, sexual and reproductive disorders, men’s health, female urology and paediatric urology.
All our specialists work closely with our on-site nursing team, physiotherapists, dieticians and discharge planners to provide the highest level of care to each patient and to ensure they have a seamless experience - from the point of admission through to discharge.
Some of the common Urological procedures performed by Westmead Private Specialists include:
A surgeon inserts a tube called a cystoscope through your urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your bladder) and into your bladder so they can visualize the inside of your bladder.
A biopsy needle is passed through the perineum (the skin between the scrotum and anus) to reach the prostate. Between 24 to 38 biopsies are taken depending on the size of the prostate.
A biopsy needle is passed through the rectum to access the prostate and 12 biopsies are generally taken using this route.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgery used to treat urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate. A combined visual and surgical instrument (resectoscope) is inserted through the tip of your penis and into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). The prostate surrounds the urethra. Using the resectoscope, excess prostate tissue is trimmed away that's blocking urine flow.
This procedure removes bladder tumours through the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of your bladder).
The surgeon will make about 5 small incisions in lower abdomen and place ports through it. Through these ports, instruments are placed that are controlled by the surgeon via the use of da Vinci Robot. The da Vinci Robot will remove the entire prostate and surrounding tissues. For more information, see www.sydneyroboticcentre.com.au
This is open surgery where the incision is made from below the belly button to above the pubic bone to remove the entire prostate and surrounding tissues.
Greenlight laser prostatectomy is surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate. This is performed with a telescope through the penis and a powerful green coloured laser if used to vaporise the inside of a prostate to create an open channel.
This procedure involves shattering of a stone with shock waves produced outside the body. The stone is broken into very small fragments resembling sand which are passed in the urine.
This involves the passage of a fine telescope through the urethra, beyond the bladder and up to the stone in the ureter or kidney. No incision is required. When the stone is seen, it can be fragmented using a laser into tiny pieces and larger fragments can be extracted with a basket. Following this procedure, a stent (hollow fine tube) needs to stay in the ureter for a couple of weeks to keep the kidney unobstructed.
This procedure is used for larger stones in the kidney. It involves an incision in the skin and insertion of a telescope through the incision into the kidney. Stones are then fragmented and removed through the telescope.
This is the surgical removal of either part or all of the kidney. The procedure is used to treat kidney cancer as well as other kidney diseases and injuries.
This procedure is a treatment option to restore erection for men with erectile dysfunction.
Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction or Micro-TESE has been developed to detect sperm in the testicles of men who have poor sperm production.
A Nesbit procedure is surgery that is performed to correct the curvature or deformity of the penis, in most cases due to the presence of Peyronie’s Disease but can also be of congenital origin.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis.
Pyeloplasty is a surgical produce to operate on the renal pelvis in the kidney where the urine is collected after it is produced. At the junction of the renal pelvis and the ureter there can often be a blockage. This is called a pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction and must be dealt with to avoid several long term complications including loss of kidney function, urinary infections and the formation of kidney stones.
Kidney autotransplantation is a type of surgery that helps patients manage severe, long-lasting kidney pain. During the procedure, transplant surgeons remove the kidney that is causing pain and implant it in another part of the body. Even though one of the kidneys has been moved, the body still functions normally because it has two healthy kidneys.
Vasectomy is the name given to surgical sterilisation of the male. The procedure prevents sperm travelling out of the testes and into the semen.
Hydrocele repair is surgery to correct the swelling of the scrotum that occurs when you have a hydrocele. A hydrocele is the backup of fluid around a testicle.
Neobladder reconstruction is a surgical procedure to construct a new bladder. After bladder removal surgery (cystectomy) for bladder cancer or another condition, your surgeon must create a new way for urine to exit your body (urinary diversion).
An ileal conduit is a small pouch that holds urine. It's surgically created from a small piece of bowel (intestine). To make an ileal conduit, a 6- to 8- inch piece of the lower part of the small intestine (called the ileum) is cut out near where it attaches to the large intestine (colon).
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