Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery

During his two year fellowship, Dr Arianayagam spent a significant amount of time learning from Dr Murugesan Manoharan, Professor of Urology and Program Director at the Department of Urology of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

With Dr Manohran as a mentor and teacher, sufficient experience was gained to make Robotic radical prostatectomy the preferred surgical method of treatment for prostate cancer.

Since returning to Australia in 2011, Dr Arianayagam has become one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in Sydney. He has performed over 500 robotic procedures. In addition to prostate surgery Dr Arianayagam also does robotic cystectomy (bladder removal) and robotic renal surgery (kidney surgery).

Dr Arianayagam performs robotic surgery at Macquarie University Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Nepean Public Hospital. With his extensive experience, Dr Arianayagam is qualified to teach other surgeons how to perform robotic surgery.

Nepean Hospital runs the only public robotic programme in New South Wales. It is one of the most popular training jobs in Australia due to the robotic programme, excellent teaching and significant case load. As the supervisor of training and chair of the robotic committee Dr Arianayagam is heavily involved in teaching and mentoring the registrars. Nepean hospital has also been recognised by the European Association of Urology (EAU) Robotic Section (ERUS) , Robotic Certified Host Centres as a training centre, one of only two hospitals outside of Europe.

If you wish to have robotic surgery as a public or private pateints please make an appointment to be seen at any of Dr Arianayagam’s consulting locations.

You can read about patient experiences with robotic surgery at

The figure shows the traditional prostatectomy incision compared to the incisions used in robotic surgery which are much smaller and allow more rapid recovery and discharge from hospital on day one in most cases



Procedures performed:

  1. Robotic prostatectomy (removal of the cancerous prostate)
  2. Robotic nephrectomy (removal of entire kidney)
  3. Robotic partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney)
  4. Robotic cystectomy (removal of the bladder)


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