Nephrology Surgery provides a range of elective and emergency surgical services. 

We are the biggest renal transplant service in Victoria with an active program which includes donor and recipient transplant operations. We also perform access surgery and general surgery for the Nephrology service and provide a complete service to all renal patients by integrating all surgical and medical procedures into one group.

The Nephrology Surgery team comprises 5 dedicated surgeons. All donor surgery is performed as laparoscopic hand assisted surgery, to maximise the safety for the donor, and the results have been excellent.

We are also happy to provide a second opinion for patients.

Nephrology Surgery performs procedures for both the General Surgery and Nephrology services, including:

  • General surgery, including cholecystectomy and hernia repairs
  • Endocrine surgery including parathyroid surgery
  • Peritoneal dialysis surgery
  • Renal donor surgery
  • Living and deceased donor renal transplant recipient surgery
  • Vascular access surgery with arteriovenous fistulae, grafts and long term dialysis catheters, fistula revision work and peritoneal dialysis access work

All donor surgery is performed as laparoscopic hand assisted surgery to maximise the safety for the donor.

Specialised services

We are able to provide a complete service to all renal patients integrating all surgical and medical procedures in one group. In addition we provide emergency dialysis access surgery for other units within Melbourne.

We provide outreach clinics in Mildura, Launceston and Hobart to assess patients for either donor or transplant surgery and also for access surgery. Patients are seen in joint consultations with a Nephrologist, the Transplant Nurses and the Renal Social Worker. This obviously saves many patients a lot of travel to Melbourne for assessment or re-assessment.

Nephrology Surgery provides emergency dialysis access surgery for other units within Melbourne.

Clinics

Nephrology Surgery City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East TUE

Referrals

We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

Your patient may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic prior to their procedure.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system.

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)