Andrew Williams - Urologist
Private Service, Urology
Andrew is a Urologist with subspecialist training in Complex Cancer Surgery.
Andrew trained in New Zealand before completing a subspecialty training in Urological Oncology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada attaining subspecialty qualification from the Society of Urological Oncology. The training not only consisted of high volumes of complex cancer surgery but also extensive exposure to other areas of surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. He has received numerous awards, research grants and published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. Andrew has also published several book chapters and review articles on the management of both benign prostatic hypertrophy and urological cancers and is a reviewer for numerous international journals including the Journal of Urology and European Urology.
Andrew is a consultant urologist at Auckland District Health Board. He is chair of the Ministry of Health Urological Cancer Committee and Medical Advisor for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Testicular Cancer NZ. He is an examiner for Urology with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and previously has chaired the NZ Urology Training Board.
- Urological Oncology including all major urology oncology procedures
- Robotic Surgery including radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy
- Complex Kidney Surgery
- Complex Bladder Cancer Surgery including cystectomy and neo-bladder formation
- Open Radical Prostatectomy including nerve sparing
- Laser Prostatectomy and TURP
- General Urology - including stone treatment and scrotal problems.
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 center 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.
Andrew is an affiliated provider with Southern Cross Insurance for clinic appointments and procedures.
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 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
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
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This page was last updated at 11:45AM on November 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Andrew Williams - Urologist.