BENJAMIN THOMAS

MBBS (Melb.), PGrad.Dip.Surg.Anat. (Melb), MPhil (Cantab.), FRACS (Urol.), FRCS (Eng.)

Benjamin Thomas is a consultant urological surgeon with appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epworth Hospitals, St Vincent's Private Hospitals, Melbourne Private Hospital and Peninsula Health and is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He specializes in urological oncology surgery including robotic surgery.
He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Melbourne and completed internship, basic surgical training and general surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He completed  urological training in Victoria, Australia with the final year spent at the Royal Melbourne Hospital under Professor Anthony Costello, Professor of Urology. He completed his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons during this time.

 

He then completed a urological oncology fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge under Professor David Neal, Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cambridge, focusing on robotic surgery and complex oncological surgery. During this time, he completed a Master of Philosophy in Medical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He completed a further fellowship under Professor Peter Wiklund at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm in complex robotic surgery and was an invited visitor to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York.
 

He was a consultant urological surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals for six years. He performed open and robotic surgery for bladder, prostate, kidney and testis cancer. He was the lead surgeon for complex testicular cancer surgery in the Anglian Germ Cell Cancer Network encompassing East Anglia and North and East London, the lead surgeon for robotic surgery development in Cambridge and was previously Chair of the Urology Cancer Specialist Multidisciplinary Team in Cambridge. He was awarded multiple Clinical Excellence Awards at Cambridge University Hospitals.
 

He is actively involved in research studies including being a chief investigator and principal investigator in bladder and prostate cancer studies and was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Testicular Cancer Clinical Studies Group. He is actively involved in teaching and has been a supervisor at Clare College and Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and a tutor in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Master of Surgery program. He has also held the position of Visiting Professor internationally.

MEDICAL SERVICES

 

CANCER SURGERY

Benjamin Thomas performs cancer surgery for prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. This includes open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures and complex procedures such as prostatectomy, cystectomy, nephrectomy including caval thrombectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. He also performs diagnostic procedures such as prostate biopsies, cystoscopy and orchidectomy.

ROBOTIC SURGERY

Benjamin Thomas performs robotic prostatectomy, cystectomy, nephrectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and has performed over 500 robotic procedures. He led the robotic cystectomy service in Cambridge and performs intracorporeal urinary diversion. He is one of the few surgeons worldwide to perform robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, including after chemotherapy. All his results have been submitted to national audits and published.

GENERAL UROLOGY

Benjamin Thomas provides a general urology service that includes

  • stone disease

  • lower urinary tract symptoms

  • infertility

  • erectile dysfunction

  • elevated PSA

  • haematuria

QUALIFICATIONS AND PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SURGICAL ANATOMY, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN MEDICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (UROLOGY)

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND (AD EUNDUM)

FELLOW AND CONSULTANT UROLOGIST, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

FELLOW, KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

VISITOR, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

SUPERVISOR, CLARE COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

SUPERVISOR, SIDNEY SUSSEX COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

TUTOR, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH, MASTER OF SURGERY PROGRAM

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON, ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL

CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON, EPWORTH HOSPITALS

CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON, ST VINCENT'S PRIVATE HOSPITAL 

CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON, MELBOURNE PRIVATE HOSPITAL 

CONSULTANT UROLOGICAL SURGEON, PENINSULA HEALTH

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

MEMBER, QUEENS' COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

MEMBER, UROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

MEMBER, EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF UROLOGY

MEMBER, AMERICAN UROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

 

65 Erin Street

Richmond

VIC 3121

Phone: (03) 9070 3965

Fax: (03) 9070 3966

Email: reception@mrbenjaminthomas.com

 

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