What We Do

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the malignant transformation of the glands within the prostate. It is the second commonest cancer in men in Australia and was responsible for over 3300 deaths last year. There were appropximately 20000 new cases diagnosed last year. There are many forms of prostate cancer which can be safely observed.

In recent years, technology has improved both prostate cancer detection and treatment. Treatments have also improved, decreasing side effects significantly.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a less commonly known cancer. However, it is probably the most serious and time sensitive of all the cancers urologists treat. It arises from the lining of the bladder. It is mostly a silent tumour in its early stages.

Bladder cancer is most commonly detected when blood is picked up in a routine urine test by your doctor. Less frequently, you may see blood in your urine. It is important not to ignore blood in your urine.

 

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer occurs in the cells of the kidney and is caused by the abnormal overgrowth of these cells. These tumours begin small and grow larger over time, usually growing as a single mass. It is often picked up incidentally, ie. by a routine abdominal scan of some sort. In its early stages, it has no symptoms.

Thankfully, these tumours are often picked up early. Surgery is usually curative and is almost always done laparoscopically (keyhole). Very frequently, only part of the kidney needs to be removed, preserving kidney function. In older patients, these tumours can often be safely observed.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are also known as renal stones, or renal calculi. In most cases, they sit in the kidney silently. It is only when they cause a blockage to the outflow of urine, that they cause symptoms. This usually happens when they drop down into the ureter, the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder. 

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Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for males for permanent birth control. Some refer to this as male sterilisation. During the procedure, the vas deferens (tubes which carry sperm) are sealed to prevent sperm from entering into the ejaculate.

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Benign Prostate Disease

The prostate is an organ of the mail reproductive and urinary tract. It sits below the bladder. It’s main function is to produce most of the seminal fluid, which support the sperm,  in getting to where they have to go. It slowly grows with age and narrows down the channel leading out from the bladder. This usually causes men’s urine flow to slow as they age. In addition, it leads to a delay in starting, dribbling, as well as having to go more frequently and urgently. Often this requires no treatment, unless the man is bothered. In this case, medication is usually highly effective and well tolerated. If medications stop working, then there are numerous minimally invasive options for treatment.

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Dr Nader Awad

Dr Awad is a graduate of the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology and has completed international fellowships in urological cancer.

He has a particular interest and specialised training in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. Cancer diagnosis and treatment is constantly evolving. Dr Awad remains committed to providing access to the latest scientifically validated information, techniques and technology. He has also performed the largest number of urological cancer opertations in the region.

Dr Awad is part of the sub-specialised team at the Urology Centre, with A/Prof Prem Rashid and Dr Kesley Pedler.  The aim of the collaboration of the Urology Centre is to give you the best information, guidance and treatment to solve your urological problems in a kind and caring environment.

 

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We also offer an urgent appointment service. Patients with urgent medical conditions, requesting an urgent appointment, will be triaged by our team. Your referring doctor can also request an urgent appointment

(02) 6581 4344 info@drnaderawad.com.au

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