Education & training
Jim is a graduate of Otago University. He received his FRACS (Urology) after a fellowship in Complex Pelvic Cancer Surgery and Robotic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. As well as completing over a hundred robotic surgeries in under a year, Jim has published on robotic surgery, written an electronic manual on Robotic Prostatectomy, and written content and lectured on courses for surgeons transitioning to robotic surgery, and become a robotic surgical assistant. Jim was instrumental in the acquisition of a new Si Da Vinci robot by Grace Hospital, which includes the first robotic surgery simulator in New Zealand.
A urologist is a specialist surgeon who treats problems of the kidneys, bladder, urethra and adrenal glands also deal with problems concerning the penis, testicles and prostate gland. The spectrum of these conditions includes bladder and kidney infections, blood in the urine, incontinence, kidney stones and bladder stones, cancer of the kidney, bladder and adrenal glands, problems with urination, including an overactive bladder, pelvic floor problems. General Surgeon is a specialist who provides expert treatment across a broad range of emergency and planned surgical procedures, performs surgery to correct diseases and disorders covering a broad range of medical conditions.