Dr Tony Gianduzzo works in conjunction with his highly experienced and credentialed Urologist brother Dr Troy Gianduzzo to now deliver Robotic Radical Prostatectomy locally from November onward following the purchase of the latest Da Vinci Robot by the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim.
Troy has well over a decade of experience and has performed around 800 key-hole (laparoscopic and robotic) radical prostatectomies.The results of robotic radical prostatectomy are heavily dependant on the experience and skill of the surgeon. Dr Troy Gianduzzo is one of Australia's most experienced robotic prostatectomy surgeons and has been performing key-hole (laparoscopic and robotic) prostate surgery since 2004.
He has completed a master's thesis on advances in robotic prostatectomy, which included robotic instrument design and development with Intuitive Surgical (www.intuitivesurgical.com) the robotic manufacturing company. Dr Gianduzzo recieved iternational fellowship training in key-hole prostate surgery in both the UK and at the Cleveland Clinic, USA. International training in radical prostatectomy is known to improve operative outcomes. At the 2010 Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, his results of Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy were presented in conjunction with Dr Charles Chabert from the Gold Coast. The positive margin rate of 1.1% for disease confined to the prostate, compared favourably to international radical prostatectomy series. Most recently Dr Gianduzzo and Dr Chabert published their results of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy which reported no positive margins (i.e. 0%) for organ confined disease (Wolanski P, Chabert C, Jones L, Mullavey T, Walsh S, Gianduzzo T. Preliminary results of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) after fellowship training and experience in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). BJU Int. 2012 Dec;110 Suppl 4:64-70. - www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23194128).