MQ Health - Macquarie University

Urology Clinic

Our Doctors

Prof David Gillatt

- Robotic assisted laparoscopic urology
- Urological cancer reconstruction (Bladder, prostate, testicular, kidney)
- Prostate biospy
- Cystoscopy
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- General female urology

Leading UK prostate cancer surgeon Professor David Gillatt has taken up the permanent positions of both Professor of Urological Oncology and Robotic Surgery and Director of Medical Services at Macquarie University Hospital. Professor Gillatt is recognised as one of the world’s foremost robotic surgeons in the treatment of both prostate and bladder cancers, having performed more than 2000 major resections in his career. He also has expertise in the discovery and optimisation of biomarkers for early prostate cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and in the effect of ketamine abuse on bladder function.

Before joining Macquarie University Hospital, Professor Gillatt was Clinical Director of Urology at Southmead Hospital and Medical Director of the Bristol Urological Institute, where he established the Prostate Cancer Care and Research Centre. The centre has gained a national and international reputation as one of the foremost research organisations for urology in the UK. It integrates teaching, research and clinical practice in urology. Professor Gillatt brings this experience to Macquarie University Hospital where he will provide leadership across both the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Macquarie University Hospital in the delivery of clinical services, teaching and research. A key focus will be strengthening Macquarie University Hospital’s multidisciplinary team approach to prostate cancer care that already sees coordinated services engage all relevant specialties with the aim of delivering outstanding patient care. Professor Gillatt welcomes new patients, practicing from his rooms at Macquarie University Clinic. He performs robotic surgery at the Hospital.

Dr William Lynch Subspecialties

- Minimally invasive surgery
- General urology
- Mens health
- Male and female Incontinence
- Endourology (Kidney Stones)
- Erectile dysfunction and penile rehabilitation

Dr William Lynch joins the Urology team at MQ Health accompanying Professor David Gillatt. He has a wealth of experience stemming back to 1987 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological society of Australia & New Zealand (USANZ). He has been awarded the highest honour of the oldest surgical college in the world – The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has a particular interest in functional urology – a specialty within urology aimed at returning normal function to the bladder. His expertise is particularly directed at the management of male and female incontinence (especially as complications of other surgery e.g. prostate and bladder cancer), erectile dysfunction and penile rehabilitation, and benign conditions of the prostate. He brings his innovative therapies for the treatment of the overactive bladder to MQ Health. Dr Lynch’s other related interest is minimally invasive surgery - he was the first person to perform both cryotherapy and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in Australia. These are cutting edge therapies for prostate cancer. He plans to establish a focal therapy programme for the treatment of localised prostate cancer at the hospital. He has also developed some of the advanced techniques in laser lithotripsy used for the treatment of urinary tract stones, as part of his interest in minimally-invasive surgery. He continues active research programmes in incontinence, erectile dysfunction and the aspects of men’s health that influence the development of urological conditions. Dr Lynch is widely published and is regularly asked to lecture and present internationally and at home.

Dr Benjamin Namdarian

Ben has recently returned from London having worked as a Consultant Surgeon in the NHS at Guy’s Hospital after completing the prestigious fellowships in Robotics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Adolescent/Transition Reconstructive Urology at University College London Hospital.

Ben has a keen interest in technology; particularly robotic cancer surgery and reconstruction, advanced prostate cancer diagnostics, personalised care with enhanced utilisation of technology such as Urolift or Greenlight/Holmium laser prostate surgery and Adolescent Transition Urology for congenital disorders.

Ben has a public appointment at St Vincent’s Hospital, an honorary position with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Networks and is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University Medical Faculty.