paediatric urology surgeon

PAEDIATRIC UROLOGY SURGEON

Dr Aniruddh Desphande

MCH, FRACS(PAED), PHD(USYD)

Dr Desphande works at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle with an appointment at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Westmead campus). He also a Senior Lecturer and a founding Member of the Priority Research Centre, GrowupWell at the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle with a strong research track record (> 40 publications, > 5 research grants and three research students).

Ani is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Paediatric Surgery and have been awarded a PhD by the University of Sydney for his doctoral thesis on Bladder Dysfunction in Children.

With over 15 years of experience in paediatric surgery and urology, Ani contributed to the establishment of a comprehensive public paediatric urology and incontinence service at John Hunter Children’s Hospital. This is the only service of its kind in regional NSW and is capacity built to autonomously deliver tertiary urological care.

Dr Ani’s surgical expertise in Paediatric Urology includes general, endoscopic and laparoscopic paediatric urology. He has a special interest in the management of bladder dysfunction and complex urinary incontinence in children. He completed a two year clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Urology at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and spent time at the Yale University, USA. He also specialises in paediatric laparoscopic surgery.

Conditions in Children that he can help with include:

  • Paediatric groin and testicular problems
  • Hydronephrosis and other kidney problems in children
  • Hypospadias and penile problems in children
  • Nocturnal enuresis (refractory) and daytime urinary incontinence
  • Urinary issues in association with Behavioural Disorders
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections and vesicoureteral reflux
  • Cutaneous lumps including in head and neck
  • Chronic abdominal conditions
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We are offering telehealth appointments upon request and introducing online yoga classes via Zoom.
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