• Urology

Areas of interest


Laurence was a pioneer of Laparoscopic surgery in Urology in Australia, carrying out the first Laparoscopic Nephrectomy in Australia at the Freemasons Hospital in 1993. He has researched and published on minimally invasive therapy for BPH. He has been a well known proponent of Robotic Surgery for the prostate and kidney, commencing with Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for Carcinoma of the Prostate at the Epworth Eastern Hospital in 2005. He has been the Head of Unit of Urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, President of the World Congress of Endourology and a Board Member of the Freemasons Hospital. He was appointed Clinical Associate Professor in Urology in the Department of Surgery of the University of Melbourne in 2008. He is the Director of the Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute at Epworth. He ceased clinical work in 2021, but continues in his role at Epworth, provides medicolegal opinions and is carrying out a clinical research project on PSMA PET scans in prostate cancer in conjunction with the Whitten Foundation at Epworth. He provides a consulting service for NanoKnife focal treatment of prostate cancer. Epworth appointments: General Medical Advisory Committee Epworth.(GMAC) Clinical Institute Directors committee.(CID) Senior Appointments Standing Committee.(SASC)

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Harewood Urology

Suite 103
320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Epworth locations


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


  • BSc University of Melbourne 1966
  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1969
  • FRACS 1978


  • Confirm study: PSMA PET scanning in Active Surveillance of Cancer of the Prostate. Whitten Foundation, Epworth

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • AMA
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)

Public Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne.