Qualifications: MBChB, FRACS
Areas of Specialisation:
Robotic Prostatectomy; Urological Oncology - including Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy and Brachytherapy
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy; Laser Stone Surgery; Male/Female Slings; Vasectomy & Vasectomy Reversal
Chris has a particular interest in urological oncology having undertaken a Fellowship in Miami, USA in 2000 in cancer surgery. Performs Brachytherapy (Radioactive seed implants) and surgery. Gives balanced advice to men regarding prostate cancer management best suited to their situation. Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy offers men the hope of maintaining normal erectile function. One of only 3 NZ urologists performing robotic prostate surgery which offers the potential for “keyhole” cancer removal with faster recovery. Laser prostate surgery for non-cancerous prostate enlargement is another strong interest. Chris also sees general urological referrals including kidney stone disease, vasectomy, stress incontinence.
Specialist training: New Zealand’s only Thulium Laser Prostatectomy Surgeon