Tony de Sousa
Tony de Sousa, MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Urol)
Tony is a urological surgeon with a sub-specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery as well as minimally invasive treatments for kidney stones and prostate enlargement. He prides himself on providing the highest standard of patient-centred care, with open communication, an approachable nature and attention to detail.
Completing his medical training at Monash University, he graduated in 2004 with honours and received the Queen Victoria Medical Prize.
During his training Tony spent a year as Research Fellow with the Prostate and Breast Cancer Research Program at Monash University under the supervision of Professor Gail Risbridger. That year, in 2010, he received the Marshall Prize in surgical training, a joint award from Monash University and Southern (now Monash) Health. In 2013 he was awarded the prize for best paper at the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Victorian State Meeting.
Tony has gained extensive experience in all areas of general urology throughout his training, as well as acquiring advanced laparoscopic skills to perform complex procedures for the treatment of kidney tumours, including partial nephrectomy. He completed an additional fellowship year at Monash Health with a focus on major oncologic surgery and complex stone disease.
Throughout his training Tony has remained active in teaching and education, including having worked as an anatomy demonstrator and tutor at Monash University. He is involved in ongoing teaching of medical students, junior medical staff and nursing staff through his public hospital appointment at Monash Health.
Tony is a passionate sports follower and has combined this with his medical practice, previously working as a medical officer at the Australian MotoGP, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. In 2006 he worked as Club Doctor at VFL team Sandringham during a premiership year, including experience with their affiliate Melbourne Football Club in the AFL.
Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.