Dr Arianayagam is a specialist urologist with a wealth of experience treating cancers and other disorders of the urinary system. He completed his urology training in NSW and then undertook a two year fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Miami.
Currently he is a senior lecturer at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University and treats patients at his urology clinic in Bella Vista, and at both public and private hospitals across Sydney. If you’d like to book a consultation, please get in touch today.
During his two year fellowship at the University of Miami, Dr Arianayagam spent a significant amount of time learning from Dr Murugesan Manoharan, Professor of Urology and Program Director at the Department of Urology, about robotic surgery.
Dr Arianayagam performs robotic surgery at both Macquarie University Hospital and Nepean Public Hospital. He has performed hundreds of robotic cases and is a proctor for Device Technologies, who supply the Da Vinci Robotic System in Australia, meaning he is qualified to teach other surgeons to use this technique.
Nepean Hospital runs the only public robotic programme in New South Wales and this technology is available to any public patient. If you wish to discuss robotic surgery as a public patient please make an appointment with Dr Arianayagam at one his urology clinic, or one of his consultation locations.
After initial training in general surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital, urology training began in 2006 at Port Macquarie Hospital, Westmead and then Prince of Wales Hospital.
During this time Dr Arianayagam gained significant experience with laparoscopic surgery (also known as keyhole surgery). While completing his fellowship at the University of Miami he gained significant exposure to more laparoscopic surgery, and it was during this time that he honed his skills in teaching.
Dr Arianayagam routinely performs the entire breadth of laparoscopic surgery ranging from partial and radical nephrectomy to pyeloplasty to ureteric reimplantation. He has developed the reputation of being a skilled laparoscopic surgeon and an excellent teacher.
After urology training in NSW further training in urologic oncology (urologic cancer surgery) was undertaken at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he completed a two year fellowship accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. Here he studied under Dr Mark Soloway, an acknowledged leader in surgery for bladder cancers and hence he has had much experience in treating patients with these tumours
While at the University of Miami, Dr Arianayagam was also involved in writing guidelines for the treatment of bladder cancer. He also had the privilege of learning from Dr Gaetano Cancio, who is a transplant surgeon from whom he learned how to perform kidney removal for very large tumours using liver transplant techniques.
In addition to these procedures, Dr Arianayagam has had extensive exposure to all aspects of cancer surgery, with a multidisciplinary approach. He also treats many cancers using the da Vinci robot, which offers better outcomes for patients.
While he is primarily a urological cancer surgeon, Dr Arianayagam also sees patients with general urological concerns at his urology clinic in Bella Vista. This includes treating benign prostatic hyperplasia by using laser destruction techniques (laser ablation) as well as transurethral resection (scraping of the prostate).
Other conditions treated include stones in the kidneys, ureters or bladder which are usually treated by destroying them with laser. Vasectomy is also offered.
Dr Arianayagam works at both public (Nepean) and private hospitals (Macquarie University Hospital, Norwest Private, Nepean Private and HSS), and from his urology clinic in Bella Vista.
You can book a consultation appointment with Dr Arianayagam at Bella Vista, or Penrith. If you have any further questions about urology or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to call.
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