About Mr David Merrilees
Mr David Merrilees is a qualified urologist and member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is fellowship trained in the United Kingdom under two internationally regarded urological surgeons - David Neal and Christopher Eden.
David's basic urology training was undertaken in New Zealand. Upon completion of his training he undertook a one year fellowship in Cambridge, UK, under Professor David Neal. Here he studied major open urological surgery with an emphasis on pelvic cancer (bladder and prostate) and kidney cancer. David also trained in Cambridge in advanced and complex testicular cancer, allowing him to be the lead surgeon in Auckland for surgical treatment of advanced testicular cancer.
Areas of Specialisation
- Robotic nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
- Laparoscopic urological surgery including nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy.
- Laparoscopic endometriosis surgery for ureteric involvement
- Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
- General urology, cystoscopy, prostate biopsy
Bladder neck incision, Cystoscopy, Cystourethroscopy with minor additional procedure, Hydrocele repair – epididymal excision unilateral, Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with or without synchronous node dissection, Prostate brachytherapy, Radical retropubic prostatectomy with or without synchronous node dissection, Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with or without cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy with additional procedure
MBChB, FRACS (Urology)
FRACS (Urol), Fellowships in UK under David Neal (Oncology) & Chris Eden (Laparoscopy)
Hospitals Practising at
Laparoscopy Auckland, Mercy Ascot