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Assoc Professor Daniel Moon is a urologist who performs more robotic surgical cases per year than any other surgeon in Victoria. He has particular expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, the management of prostate cancer and the aftermath of its treatment. He is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and was involved in the establishment of Australian Medical Robotic Academy (AMRA) dedicated to training current and future robotic surgeons in Australia and abroad (click for ABC interview August 2018). He has performed over 2000 major laparoscopic +/- robotic procedures, published the first Australian series of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in 2008 and performed the first Australian robotic cysto-prostatectomy in 2009. From 2012-2017 he was Director of robotic surgery at Epworth healthcare, established a robotic partial nephrectomy program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and published the first Australian series of this procedure in 2015 then the largest Australian partial nephrectomy series in 2018. He convened the biennial National Kidney and Bladder Cancer Symposium and held Australia’s first robotic prostatectomy surgical masterclass in 2011, followed by the first robotic partial nephrectomy masterclass in 2012. In 2013 he authored the largest Australian series of Artificial Urinary Sphincter insertion for male incontinence and in 2018 published the longest Australian follow-up for men undergoing urethral sling surgery, followed by the largest Australian series of penile implant surgery for treatment of erectile dysfunction.
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(summary of research/publications)
PRIMARY2 trial opens Feb 2022 - can PSMA PET aid diagnosis of prostate cancer?
Following publication of the groundbreaking PRIMARY trial, A/Prof Moon is co-investigator on the PRIMARY2 trial - studying PET scanning for prostate cancer diagnosis
Robotic surgery for high risk kidney cancer - Aug 2021
A/Prof Daniel Moon has published a multicentre international series confirming that robotic surgery can remove complex tumours from kidneys in high risk situations when only one kidney is present or severe kidney impairment is present.
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