Dr Mohan Arianayagam


Dr Arianayagam is a urologist specialising in urologic oncology. Dr Arianayagam is trained in the treatment of all urologic malignancies and has a special interest in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. He is fully trained in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery and also treats patients with general urological problems.

His extensive expertise in urological cancer and robotic surgery, as well as comprehensive cancer care, bring important skills to Macquarie University Hospital.Dr Arianayagam graduated from Sydney University and completed urology training in NSW. He then undertook a two-year Urologic oncology fellowship at the University of Miami, US, and is a fellow of the Society of Urologic Oncology.

His research interests include the role of stem cells in renal regeneration as well as clinical outcomes research. In addition to operating at Macquarie University Hospital, he has a public appointment at Nepean Public Hospital.

Macquarie University Hospital has recently invested in the da Vinci surgical system, an advanced robotic surgical tool to boost the hospital’s oncology, urology and gynaecological capabilities. Our doctors will initially use this system for urological cases, with a focus on prostate surgery. However the technology will eventually be utilised by a number of specialities. Around 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in Australia every year and one in five Australian men will develop prostate cancer by age 85. It is the most common form of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australian males.

We’re very excited about this new technology to equip our talented surgical team. The new da Vinci surgical system is a minimally invasive technique. The acquisition makes Macquarie University Hospital one of only two hospitals in Sydney to offer this unique and intuitive technology.

Urology is one of Macquarie University Hospital’s core areas of treatment. The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic technology that facilitates complex laparoscopic procedures. The da Vinci system provides surgeons with all the clinical and technical capabilities of traditional surgery while enabling them to operate through a few tiny incisions, smaller than a centimetre. Delicate tissue can be handled and dissected even in the most confined spaces such as the chest, abdomen and pelvis.


32 Colless Street

Penrith, NSW, 2750

Phone: 1300 307 990

Fax: 02 8078 6092

Website: http://www.urologyspecialist.com.au

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