Mr Rod Studd is a specialist Urologist, a graduate of the University of Auckland and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His fellowship year (2005-2006) was spent working at The Prostate Centre, Vancouver General Hospital.
Rod practices general adult urology. His special interests lie in the management of prostate and bladder cancer. Rod is interested in risk assessment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. He utilises multi parametric prostate MRI which may reduce the requirement for biopsy in some men. He aims to minimize the discomfort and risk associated with prostate biopsy by offering trans-perineal techniques under general anaesthetic and trans-rectal biopsy under oral sedation and local anaesthetic. Rod is a strong proponent of active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer, employing this in two thirds of men with low risk disease. He offers radical prostatectomy and prostate brachytherapy. He performs approximately 100 prostatectomies per year employing potency preserving techniques where appropriate. In advanced prostate cancer chemo-hormonal and radiation therapies are used, Rod liases closely with the medical oncology and radiation oncology teams. For invasive bladder cancer Rod performs cystectomy, extended pelvic lymph node dissection then neobladder or ileal conduit reconstruction.
Rod is also interested in:
Treatment of stone disease (flexible ureteroscopy + LASER, shock wave therapy, and percutaneous stone removal), treatment of benign prostatic disease, male incontinence, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, circumcision, flexible cystoscopy, management of erectile dysfunction, prosthetic urology including penile implants and testicular prostheses.
* Current memberships/other bodies:
Member Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Candidate Member American Urological Association
Active Member Société Internationale d'Urologie
Past Chairman of the Training and Education Committee of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (2011-2013)
Convenor NZ Urology Meeting, Wellington, 2015