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Robotic Surgery in Geelong has expanded further and is now being performed on Barwon Health patients. In his role of Director of Urological Surgery at Barwon Health Mr Grills has established a program where public hospital patients can now access robotic surgery technology through a partnership between Barwon Health and Geelong Private Hospital.

A 2 year study led by Mr Grills looking at treatment of kidney stones was recognised as the most innovative research project at the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand’s  Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra earlier in the year. 

This new technology has been recently introduced to Geelong by Dr McLeod. This specialised surgical procedure is a treatment for certain types of urinary incontinence and voiding difficulties. It is mainly used for detrusor overactivity and incomplete bladder emptying.

A patient from Vanuatu recently underwent treatment for complex kidney stones at St John of God Hospital, Geelong. On a recent surgical aid trip to Vila Central Hospital in Vanuatu, Mr. Grills identified a patient that was unable to have surgery on his kidney stones performed locally as no equipment was available.