Mr Michael HolmesMB ChB 1988 Otago; FRACS 2001
Practising atSouthern Cross Hamilton Hospital
Full NZ Registration Date10 April 1990
Special Clinical Interest(s)
- prostate cancer
- PSA issues
- nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
- renal cancer including laparoscopic nephrectomy
- vasectomies and vasectomy reversals
- general urology
Michael was awarded the Keith Kirkland prize in 1996 for experimental work in TURP, and he was also awarded a BAUS prize for work in local anaesthetics in prostate biopsy.
Current research interests include Botox in prostate and contrast enhanced ultrasound for prostate biopsies.
A key clinical interest is in prostate cancer – how we should detect it and who should we detect it in, and how can we reduce pain of biopsy and improve accuracy of biopsy. Another clinical interest is in using high powered loupe magnification in radical prostatectomy, which has led on to the same approach for vasectomy reversal.
Year of first medical qualification1988
Post Fellowship Training
Michael's fellowship year was split between reconstructive surgery and cancer surgery. His post fellowship featured primary interest in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy with short observerships at Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, which led to using high powered loupe magnification for radical prostatectomies.
Membership of professional bodies
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21 Von Tempsky St, Hamilton 3216
P.O. Box 4173, Hamilton 3247
Phone: 07 959 5700
Fax: 07 959 5702