Dr Anojan Navaratnam

Dr Anojan (Ano) Navaratnam is a consultant Urologist who is a fully credentialed urological surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  He is a robotic surgeon with interests in urologic oncology and endourology.

After growing up in Brisbane, Dr Navaratnam moved to Sydney to complete medical school where he graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales.  He then returned to Brisbane and completed his formal urological training.

Sub Specialist Interests:

  • Urologic cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery – robotic surgery, laparoscopy
  • Complex kidney stone disease
  • Surgery for kidney stones – Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), laser surgery
  • Treatment for enlargement of the prostate including Rezum, Urolift, and Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • Placement of spacing hydrogel (SpaceOAR) prior to radiation treatment for prostate cancer
  • General urology and men’s health

Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgeries:

  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Robotic and laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for kidney cancer (including cancers with extension into the vena cava)
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy with nerve sparing for prostate cancer
  • Robotic radical cystectomy with urinary tract diversion for bladder cancer
  • Robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular and other cancers
  • Robotic varicocoele repair

He is the only surgeon in Queensland to have experience in the use of robotics for complex surgery including vena cava tumour thrombus surgery and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.  He is the only surgeon in Queensland to have completed fellowship training in Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostate hyperplasia.

Dr Navaratnam is passionate about the health of Queenslanders and ensuring the best outcomes for his patients.  He wants to ensure patients in regional Australia have access to state of the art urological care.  He has previously spent four years of medical and surgical training in regional towns including Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton and Mackay.

Westside Private Hospital
Level 1, 32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3830 3300
Fax: (07) 3830 3399
Email: navaratnam@brisbaneurologyclinic.com.au 

Dr Geoff Coughlin

Dr Geoff Coughlin is Australia’s most experienced and highest volume robotic surgeon. He has performed over 2000 robotic operations. He was trained by the world leader in robotic prostatectomy Dr Vip Patel at the Global Robotics Institute in America for 2 years where he gained operative experience in over 1000 robotic prostatectomies. He is Australia’s most experienced robotic prostatectomy. He has published leading outcomes for robotic prostatectomy with respect to cancer control, urinary continence and erectile function.

In 2006 Dr Coughlin underwent fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery at St George’s NHS trust in London.

He completed his medical degree at the University of QLD in 1998. He trained in Urology in QLD and was awarded his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2007.

Dr Coughlin underwent 2 years of fellowship training in robotic prostatectomy in the United States under the guidance of Dr Vipul Patel – the world leader in robotic prostatectomy.

In 2009 Dr Coughlin returned to Brisbane, Queensland and commenced Robotic Surgery programs at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Wesley Hospital. Dr Coughlin has an operative experience in excess of 1500 robotic prostatectomies. He co-authored the first Australian series of robotic partial nephrectomy (removal of kidney tumour with preservation of the kidney) and presented the first Australian series of Robotic Radical Cystectomy.

Dr Coughlin is a charter member of the Society of Robotic Surgery being recognised as one of the leading robotic surgeons in the world.

Special Interests :

  • Robotic prostatectomy

Westside Private Hospital:
Suite 311,
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3720 6920
Fax: (07) 3720 6921

Dr Nigel Dunglison

Dr Dunglison underwent 2 years of sub-specialist training in ‘Reconstructive and Prosthetic’ urological surgery at the Institute of Urology, University College London Hospitals under the mentorship of the internationally renowned reconstructive urologist Professor A R Mundy.

In 2002, Dr Dunglison returned to Brisbane, having been appointed Director of Urology at the Royal Brisbane Womens’ Hospital. He has developed the Urology Department to incorporate Robotic, Laparoscopic, Laser, Prosthetic, Reconstructive and Flexible endoscopic surgeries along with Prostate MRI and Brachytherapy. Concurrently Dr Dunglison has continued to develop his own comprehensive Reconstructive + Prosthetic private urological surgery incorporating regular international mentorships and training.

Dr Dunglison completed his medical degree at the University of QLD in 1989 and received his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2000.

Dr Dunglison is Director of Urology at RBWH (2002- ) and has expanded this department to 10 consultants, 4 registrars and 4 specialist nurses supported by 3 administrative staff. This department is responsible for tertiary referrals from across Queensland.

He is currently the Chairman of the Northern Section of the Urological Society of Australasia representing Queensland Urologists. He has previously served a three year term as Queensland Chairman of the Training, Education and Assessment Committee.

Dr Dunglison has facilitated research undertaken through RBWH, University of Queensland and Wesley Research Institute.

Special Interests :

  • Reconstructive
  • Prosthetic

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3720 6930
Fax: (07) 3833 6740