Dr Spencer Murray is an English Urologist, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and member of the Urological Society of Australasia (USANZ). Dr Murray joined South Coast Urology 4 ½ yrs ago; predominantly providing urological services in Nowra, but also providing a link between the Shoalhaven, Shellharbour and Wollongong.
After Dr Murray’s initial surgical training and first part surgical exams across southern England, he emigrated with Kate, his Tasmanian born wife, to Melbourne. He took up position as the inaugural Urology registrar at Frankston Hospital on the Mornington Peninsular. This appointment involved in assisting the hospital gaining post accreditation with RACS & USANZ.
He was then appointed first to the advanced general surgical scheme and then the following year to the advanced Urological scheme. His training has involved placement at teaching hospitals In Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney. He passed his fellowship exams in 2012. His final year of training taking place at Wollongong.
He provides ‘contemporary urology’ to the area and offers urological assessments that range from simple medical and lifestyle management, up to advanced endoscopic / laparoscopic surgery.
Dr Murray is well equipped to manage all common urological complaints, including: stone disease, uro-oncology, (Renal, Prostate, Bladder, testicular, penile), and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS). All simple (lower tract) endoscopic procedures, including trans urethral prostatectomies (both Laser and standard bipolar loop) ,and bladder tumours, and scrotal surgery can be performed in Nowra. Nowra Private Hospital has recently purchased new uretero-renoscopes (rigid and flexible) and a Holmium Stone Laser. Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is currently purchasing new urological surgical equipment; stone lasers, prostate lasers and prostate biopsy apparatus.
More complex procedures such as laparoscopic renal work, bladder exenteration will be transferred to Wollongong. When Dr Murray is not on call, Wollongong will provide cover; transfer of patients requiring, for instance, interventional radiology, will be facilitated to Wollongong.
Dr Murray attends and participate in the 4 weekly Urology Departmental meetings, also incorporating the multi-disciplinary uro-oncology, radiology, registrar-review, mortality and morbidity meetings in Wollongong.
South Coast Urologists have special interests in laparoscopy, paediatrics, continence, robotic urological surgery, and female uro-gynaecology. They include a recent Clinical Associate Professorial Appointment. They have also opened the South Coast Woman’s Institute and have developed the vaginal rejuvenation therapy. They have decades of experience and Wollongong has long since been recognized as a premier teaching placement for advanced urology.