Dr Thomas Dean
Urological Surgeon

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World Congress of Endourology Paris September 2018

World Congress of Endourology Paris 2018

On the first day I attended the meeting of the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons.

Robot assisted radical prostatectomy for cancer has been a major advance allowing the prostate to be removed using about five small incisions instead of one large and more invasive incision. Read More...

Visit to Institut Urologique Nantes

Koelis transperineal biopsy
Diagram of Koelis transperineal biopsy

Following the World Congress of Endourology in Paris I travelled to Nantes on the west coast of France for further training in Koelis MRI fusion transperineal biopsy. Read More...

New MRI fusion software at the Sydney Adventist Hospital

New MRI fusion software
With Mr Steven Johnson from Innologic Pty Ltd

Last week I performed the first cases of MRI fusion prostate biopsies at the Sydney Adventist Hospital with the new Koelis device. The software allows suspicious lesions seen on MRI to be marked onto the ultrasound image during prostate biopsy. Read More...

MRI data presentation to Urology Society meeting wins award

MRI data wins presentation
Dr Handmer with Dr Nestor Lalak, the incoming chairman of the NSW Training, Accreditation, and Education Committee (TAE).

In November 2017 Dr Marcus Handmer presented my data to the NSW section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand annual meeting. Marcus handled very well numerous tricky questions from the audience which was a factor in his winning the George Schnitzler prise for the best presentation. Read More...

MRI Audit May 2017

Biopsy results

In May I attended the Kuring-Gai District Medical Association conference at Uluru and presented my personal experience of prostate MRI. Over the four year period to February 2017 300 prostate Mri studies were performed, all but a few at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. These are technically complex studies which need to be performed by expert technicians and accurately reported by experienced radiologists. Read More...

Green Light Laser SAN Symposium 2015

Dr Thomas Dean with a delegate on the green light simulator
With a delegate on the green light simulator

I was again a member of the expert panel at this annual symposium held on July 27 and 28. The venue was the superb conference room in the new state of the art operating theatres at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Read More...

Green Light Laser SAN Symposium 2014

Dr Thomas Dean with the faculty of the recent symposium at the Sydney Adventist Hospital
with the faculty of the recent symposium at the Sydney Adventist Hospital

On July 21-22 I was a member of the expert faculty for the 7th Asia Pacific greenlight laser prostatectomy symposium which was held at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. I presented on the physics of laser tissue interaction, the fibre handling technique to achieve efficient laser vaporisation, and tips and tricks for surgeons who are just starting to learn the procedure. Read More...

Visit to Clinica Cemtra in Madrid

Dr Thomas Dean with Dr Fernando Gomes Sancha
With Dr Fernando Gomes Sancha - Clinica Cemtra

In September of last year I visited the Clinica Cemtra in Northern Madrid to meet with Dr Fernando Gomes Sancha who is one of the world’s leading experts in green light laser prostatectomy. I was fortunate to be shown the new technique of prostate enucleation using the green light system. He expertly enucleated a very large prostate followed by morcellation to remove the tissue, completing the operation in less than one hour. Read More...

Visit to Hospital Claude Huriez in Lille, France

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With Professor Arnauld Villers - Hospital Caude Huriez

In August ot this year I had the opportunity to visit Arnauld Villers who is the professor in urology at the Hospital Claude Huriez in Lille in northern France. He and the radiologists at the hospital, including Philippe Puech have been pioneers in the development of modern multiparametric prostate MRI. In fact as early as 2006, many years before most other hospitals had started using MRI, they published the results of a study comparing the location of tumours on radical prostatectomy specimens to the findings of preoperative MRI. They found that the MRI accurately predicted the grade and location of tumours in 95% of cases. Read More...