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Welcome to the Macarthur Urology Website. We are a practice of four urologists who service both public and private patients of Southwest Sydney and the Southern Highlands.

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At Macarthur Urology, we aim to provide the best possible patient care with the most up to date techniques including Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery.

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We provide management of all urological conditions including urological cancer surgery, urinary stone surgery, management of urinary dysfunction.

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KIDNEY CANCER

  • Kidney cancer is a cancer that affects both men and women.  It may arise from the solid component of the kidney (renal cell carcinoma) or the tubing component of the kidney (transitional cell carcinoma).

  • Currently, kidney cancer is most commonly diagnosed incidentally when a CT scan or ultrasound of the abdomen is done for another issue.  There is no blood test used to diagnose kidney cancer.

  • Treatment of kidney cancer is usually surgical.  This involves removal of all of the kidney (nephrectomy), part of the kidney (partial nephrectomy) or all of the kidney and ureter (nephroureterectomy.  These operations may be completed laparoscopically, robotically or via an open approach.  The type of operation performed and the technique used depends on the size and location of the kidney cancer.

  • Post-operative treatment occasionally involves use of chemotherapeutic agents, though in the majority of cases, surgery will be curative.