Rod is a specialist Urologist, a graduate of the University of Auckland and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
His fellowship year (2005-2006) was spent working in urologic oncology at The Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital. He practices general adult urology. His special interests lie in the management of prostate and bladder cancer. Rod is interested in risk assessment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. He aims to minimise the discomfort and risk associated with prostate biopsy by offering trans-perineal techniques under general anaesthetic and trans-rectal biopsy under oral sedation and local anaesthetic. Rod is a strong proponent of active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer. He performs approximately 100 prostatectomies per year employing potency preserving techniques (where appropriate) with excellent oncologic, continence and potency outcomes. he also offers prostate brachytherapy.
For invasive bladder cancer Rod offers cystectomy, extended pelvic lymph node dissection then neobladder or ileal conduit reconstruction.
Rod is also interested in:
Endo-urology for stone disease (PCNL, EXWL, flexible ureteroscopy, LASER), treatment of benign prostatic disease, no needle / no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, circumcision, urodyanmics, flexible cystoscopy, management of erectile dysfunction, prosthetic urology including penile implants and testicular prostheses.
He has a strong interest in urological education being a past Chairman of the New Zealand section of the Board of Urology (2011-2013), and convened the Urological Society of Australasia Trainees meeting in Auckland in 2013. He is a member of the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Taskforce.
Outside of urology, Rod is married with four children. He is a keen sailor and runner.