Born in Brisbane Dr Alistair Campbell attended the IONA College where he was awarded Dux. Being a keen rugby player he played in the first fifteen and subsequently went on to play grade rugby. Following this Dr Campbell attended the University Of Queensland Medical School. On completion of his internship and residency at the Princess Alexander Hospital Brisbane Dr Campbell was one the first and youngest to pass the primary examination. He then went on to do further studies in cardiac and general surgery where he was accepted on to both the general and urological surgical training program in 2001.
After being accepted on the urological training programme Dr Campbell became the youngest person in Australia to become a urologist. After earning His fellowship Qualifications he completed a fellowship year at the Institute of Urology London where he was also asked to stay on as a consultant urology surgeon. During this time Dr Campbell Worked predominantly in the field of oncology more specifically minimally invasive technique, including laser surgery, and ology and erectile dysfunction.
At the Institute of Urology London Dr Campbell also performed laparoscopic surgery leading on to become one of the international mentors for Ethicon performing the first laparoscopic nephrectomies at the Mater Hospital Dublin Ireland. He then decided to move back to the Gold Coast where he opened his private practice in 2005 at the John Flynn Private Hospital. Dr Campbell also provides services to Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah Public hospital where he also provides education and training to the urology registrar’s.
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1985 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Dr Sillar’s early medical training was predominantly in Brisbane, but he also spent time as the acting Medical Superintendant at the Biggenden and Surat Hospitals.
Having decided to pursue a career in Surgery, David spent time as a Surgical registrar at the Cairns and the Southport Hospitals. His Urology training was complete in Brisbane including an initial six months in the Hepato-Biliary Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, at which time he was exposed to Laparoscopic surgery, which was in it’s infancy in the early 1990’s. He continued on this interest in Laparoscopy during his Urology Training, which included presenting some of the early techniques to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Urological Society.
Dr Sillar obtained his Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology in 1994. During his last year he received the Keith Kirkland Prize, the prestigious annual research award for Australasian Urology Trainees, having earlier been runner up in the Neville Davis prize for research in General Surgery.
After this David did 12 months of Locum work, throughout Queensland and Northern NSW, while deciding where he would settle down with his by then young family, before settling up practice in Lismore. He was the third generation to practice Medicine in Lismore, following his Grandfather Dr Don Sillar a Surgeon-GP, and his Uncle Dr Stuart Sillar, who was amongst the first in Australia to set up a specialist Urology practice outside of a capital city.
After 10 years, David moved his practice to the Southern Gold Coast, with his private practice based at the John Flynn hospital, with his rooms onsite in the Fred McKay House. Dr Sillar continues to provide a public Urology service through the Tweed and Murwillumbah Hospitals.
David developed an interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, from early in his training. He has been doing laparoscopic procedures in General and Urological Surgery since the early 1990’s, this has included laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and pyeloplasty. This has continued into Robotic assisted laparoscopic procedures with the availability of the da Vinci Robot at the John Flynn Hospital. David is accredited with Intuitive Surgical having completed their international training program, and is using the da Vinci Robot for the management of Prostate Cancer performing Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomies as well as using the device for partial nephrectomies in the management of Renal ( kidney ) cancer.
For almost as long David has been doing endourology procedures, such as rigid and flexible ureteroscopy and percutaneous procedures for the management of renal tract calculi (Kidney Stones). Recently as the technology became available Dr Sillar has also been using LASER’s for Urological procedures and he convened a LASER workshop in 2004 in Lismore.
Through his public hospital commitment and with David’s colleagues in East Coast Urology, he provides teaching to the next generation of Doctors and Urologists. At present he is the supervising an accredited Advanced Trainee in Urology at the Tweed Hospital, and also lectures to Medical Students at the Bond University
Dr Bourne attended the University of Queensland graduating in 1989 with Honours, attending postgraduate urological training in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Dr Bourne travelled to the United Kingdom where he completed a fellowship year at City Hospital in Birmingham. Following his fellowship year at The City Hospital Dr Bourne worked as a locum urological consultant in a number of UK Hospitals providing treatment and management for all urological issues including prostate cancer.
Dr Bourne also trained in the area of Brachytherapy treatment having spent time in Leeds United kingdom and Seattle USA. Having developed a special interest in the treatment and management of prostate cancer Dr Bourne was also one of the first Urologists in Queensland to establish Brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer at Greenslopes Private Hospital and the first and currently the only one to offer this treatment at the John Flynn Private Hospital Gold Coast. Dr Bourne has trained in San Francisco in robotic assisted laproscopic radical prostatectomy. He is able to perform this procedure at John Flynn Hospital.
Dr Bourne Established his private practice in 2000 providing a comprehensive range of urological services at the John Flynn Private Hospital and the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah District Hospital. Dr Bourne also provides education and training to the urological registrar’s at the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah District Hospital.
David developed an interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, from early in his training. He has been doing laparoscopic procedures in General and Urological Surgery since the early 1990’s, this has included laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, and pyeloplasty.