Mr Andrew Lienert is a New Zealand trained urologist specialising in laparoscopic uro-oncology and kidney stone surgery. He also provides a full range of general urological expertise. He was born and raised in Christchurch, attended the University of Otago School of Medicine and completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons advanced training in urology.
Having completed his training, Andrew spent a year at St Georges Hospital Sydney, Australia and then a year at the prestigious Imperial College in London, UK. During those 2 years he performed a high volume of laparoscopic operations and mastered complex laparoscopic skills. He performs laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy, and laparoscopic pyeloplasty. He also learnt some new and novel techniques for managing urological conditions especially within the field of kidney stone surgery and sling surgery for male and female incontinence. In addition he has been trained in laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) for treating male lower tract symptoms.
Andrew divides his time between public and private practice. He is the first urologist to be employed by Counties Manukau DHB. He also holds an appointment at Auckland Hospital. In private he is accredited to operate at Brightside Southern Cross Hospital, Ormiston Hospital, and Ascot Hospital. He consults at OneSixOne in Epsom, and also at eastMED in St Heliers.Andrew has an active interest in research and training. He has published several peer-reviewed scientific papers and has presented at both local and international meetings. He is currently the director of urology training for the Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs.
Urology is the branch of medicine that looks at diseases of the urinary system in females and the genitourinary system (urinary system plus genital organs) in males. The urinary system is made up of the:
- kidneys (where urine is formed from material filtered out of the blood)
- ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder)
- bladder (a balloon-like organ that stores urine)
- sphincter muscles (muscles around the opening of the bladder into the urethra)
- urethra (the tube that carries urine to the outside of your body).
The male genital organs include the penis, scrotum and prostate gland. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis and in front of the rectum. The urethra passes through the centre of the prostate. A doctor who specialises in disorders of the urinary system and also the male reproductive system is known as an urologist. A doctor who specialises in kidneys and their function is called a nephrologist.
Procedures / Treatments
Urinalysis is a test that examines the content of urine for abnormal substances such as protein or signs of infection.… More
Urodynamic tests measure the storage of urine in the bladder and the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra.… More
This term means protein in the urine and may indicate that there is a problem with your kidneys. More
This term means blood in the urine and may be the result of inflammation or other problems with your kidneys, blockages in your ureter, infection or other problems with your bladder or problems with your prostate. More
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
A UTI is caused by an infection in the urinary tract.… More
Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control is the involuntary passage of urine (passing urine without meaning to).… More
Urinary retention, or abnormal holding of urine in the bladder, is a common urological problem.… More
What causes bladder cancer is not always clear, but the risk of developing bladder cancer can be increased by smoking, getting older, long term bladder problems and unsafe exposure to aniline dyes which are used in some industries.… More
This term refers to stones in the urinary system. They form in the kidneys but can be found anywhere in the urinary system.… More
Kidney (Renal) Failure
Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys cannot remove waste products from the blood or control the amount of water in your body.… More
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
This is an enlargement of the prostate gland. In BPH there may be difficulties in passing urine as the enlarged prostate can cause a blockage.… More
This is the term used to describe inflammation of the prostate gland.… More
Prostate cancer typically consists of many very small, tumours within the prostate.… More
A vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure carried out to make a man sterile (he is no longer able to father a child).… More
Initial consultation charge is $255
Follow up consultations are $158
Any additional charges will be discussed with you prior to surgery.
Southern Cross Affiliated Provider
Andrew is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for several services including the following:
- Radical retropubic prostatectomy +/- synchronous node dissection
- Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with/without cystoscopy
- transurethral resection of bladder tumour
- renal stone surgery
- laparoscopic nephrectomy
This means we will streamline the prior approval and claims processes for you as a member. You don't need to submit a claim; we will do this for you.
Free off street parking is provided for patients at both locations.
Research and Publications:
1. Treatment of duodenal adenomas with endoscopic argon plasma coagulation; ANZ J of Surg 2007 May; 77(5):371-3 Lienert, A + Bagshaw, P
2. Closing the audit loop is necessary to achieve compliance with evidence-based guidelines in the management of acute pancreatitis. Connor S. Lienert A. Brown L. Bagshaw P, NZ Med J 2008:121(1275):19-25
3. CT colonography for colovesical fistula. Ing A. Lienert A. Frizelle F. NZ Med J 2008:121(1279)
4. How does PSA, DRE, and age correlate with prostate biopsy result in a NZ population? Lienert, A. Davidson, P. Wells, E. NZ Med J 2009:122(1288)
5. Prognostic factors in malignant ureteric obstruction. Lienert A, Ing A, Mark S. BJU 104(7); 938-40, Oct 2009
6. Role of Laparoscopic and robotic surgery in the management of small renal masses; Lienert A & Hrouda D; Expert reviews in Anticancer therapy; 2012 Jun;12(6):799-810
1. Can evidence-based proformas and departmental audit improve the management of acute pancreatitis? RACS Annual Scientific Congress May 2007
2. Christchurch Hospital Nephrostomy tube audit. Poster presentation USANZ conference Hong Kong Feb 2008
3. How does PSA, DRE and age correlate with prostate biopsy result in a NZ population. Poster presentation USANZ conference Hong Kong Feb 2008
4. Acute Pancreatitis: Our management compared to accepted audit standards; Department of Surgery morbidity and mortality meeting, Apr 2006
5. Malignant ureteric obstruction. Poster presentation USANZ conference. Gold Coast 2009.
6. Memokath urethral stents for management of strictures in men unsuitable for urethroplasty. Podium presentation at New Zealand urology sectional meeting. Sep 2009.
7. Outcomes and complications of HoLEP in octogenarians. Accepted as podium presentation USANZ conference, Perth 2010
8. HoLEP – the learning curve from a trainee's perspective. Invited speaker for Laser Prostatectomy workshop at USANZ conference, Perth 2010
9. Morbidity of the PCNL waiting list at Auckland Hospital; presentation at NZ urology meeting Nelson Nov 2010
10. High risk prostate cancer; 5-yr observed outcomes following radical prostatectomy at St George Hospital; presented at SIU meeting Berlin 2011.
11. True Day case Laparoscopic prostatectomy; British Association of Urology meeting 2012
1. Canterbury University Undergraduate Scholar 1996
2. Awarded Peter Bryant Memorial prize (100 level) 1996 Canterbury University
3. CICD / ISDS prize for best original scientific presentation at Annual Scientific Congress Christchurch May 2007
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