We provide elective, emergency and kidney transplantation surgery for people with kidney disease or those wanting to donate a kidney.

Key points

  • Our kidney surgery team performs procedures for both general surgery and kidney care
  • Our team comprises four dedicated surgeons
  • We are happy to provide a second opinion for patients.
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our kidney surgery team performs procedures for both general surgery and kidney care, including:

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

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

We are happy to provide a second opinion for patients.

Outreach clinics

We provide outreach clinics in Ballarat, Mildura, Wodonga, Launceston and Hobart to assess patients for either donor or transplant surgery and also for dialysis access surgery. In these clinics, patients are seen in joint consultations with a nephrologist, transplant nurses and a renal (kidney) social worker. This obviously saves patients a lot of travel to Melbourne for assessment or re-assessment.

Our clinics

Nephrology Surgery Clinic
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Ms Amanda Robertson
Director, Nephrology Surgery
Contact us
Nephrology Surgery
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
0400 089 605
Access coordinator
The RMH Parkville
Level 1 South East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
GP referrals
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Planned Surgery & Pre-Admission
When you receive our letter, call Bookings to make your appointment.
(03) 9342 7893
Pre-Admission Clinic
(03) 9342 8400
The RMH Parkville
Level 3 East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Surgery waiting list
Contact the RMH Waiting List Coordinators for enquiries about the current surgical waiting list
Last updated 14 February 2023