Laurence is a pioneer of Laparoscopic surgery in Urology in Australia, helping Lou Kavoussi carry out the first Laparoscopic Nephrectomy in Australia at the Freemasons Hospital in 1993. He has researched and published on minimally invasive therapy for BPH including TUNA and HIFU. In recent years 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.

Epworth appointments:

Medical Advisory Committee

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Harewood Urology

Suite 103 320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Special interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Benign prostate Disease
  • Robotic surgery


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

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • AMA
  • AUA
The Urology and Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.