Dr Pascal Mancuso is a urological surgeon specialising in robotic and minimally invasive surgery for prostate and kidney cancer. He is a high volume robotic surgeon who specialises in nerve-sparing robotic prostatectomies (which facilitates preservation of sexual function in men being treated for prostate cancer) and robotic partial nephrectomies (allows removal of kidney cancers while maximally preserving the normal kidney tissue).
Dr Mancuso is a consultant urologist who operates at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Educated and trained in Sydney, Dr Mancuso won multiple awards during his urology training. These included the prestigious EUREP Scholarship to attend the European Urology Trainees Forum in Prague as a final year urology trainee. Dr Mancuso then completed an eighteen month Fellowship at Stepping Hill Hospital in Manchester, England. This hospital is renowned for its work in robotic and minimally invasive urological surgery.
Dr Mancuso is actively involved in research and training. He trains urology registrars in robotic and minimally invasive prostate and kidney surgery and is also an accredited da Vinci robotic proctor for other urologists who are beginning to undertake robotic surgery. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at numerous international meetings. He is regularly involved in a large number of prostate cancer trials in areas like patient experience and treatment decisions around robotic surgery versus radiation therapy.
As well as understanding the importance of keeping abreast of the latest innovations in prostate and kidney cancer surgery and treatment, Dr Mancuso strives to ensure that he practices in an ethical and empathetic way. He understands the stress that a diagnosis of cancer has on a patient and their family and will always focus on the patient and their family as the central figures in any decision making regarding investigation and treatment.
Conjoint Lecturer, University of New South Wales