Dr. Sam Chopra is an Australian trained Urological Surgeon working at North West private, Caboolture private and St Andrews war memorial hospitals. In addition he works part time at Redcliffe hospital as a Consultant urologist .He has special interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques to treat conditions of the urogenital tract.
He completed his Specialist Urology Surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, rotating through all major hospitals in Sydney. At the end of his training, Sam did a Fellowship year in Urological Oncology, including Robotic surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.
After completion of his Urology training and being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Sam gained further experience in the field of minimally invasive and Robotic surgery (for urological malignancies) by completing an ERUS (European Robotic Urology Section) certified fellowship in Robotic surgery at Royal Surrey Hospital in Guilford, UK.
During his time in Surrey he worked with Prof. Christopher Eden and Mr. Matthew Perry who are pioneers in the field of “Retzius sparing Robotic prostatectomy”, a technique which has proven to help patients gain very early recovery of urinary continence post Robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Chopra is amongst a handful of surgeons in Australia to offer this approach for patients opting to have Robotic prostatectomy for treatment of localized prostate cancer.
Dr. Chopra has an extensive research background in the field of Prostate and Bladder cancer. He was the recipient of the prestigious Sir Ian Mcfarlane research fellowship, awarded for his work in the field of Quality of life outcomes for men treated for localized prostate cancer, which was part of his Master of Surgery by research through the University of NSW, completed in 2013.
He has numerous peer-reviewed publications in urological literatures and has presented at several international urology conferences. At the American Urological Association meeting, he was awarded the best paper prize in the field of treatment of prostate cancer in 2012.
He also enjoys teaching trainee surgeons and medical students affiliated with the Urological Society of Australia & NZ and the University of Queensland, respectively.
He is a full member of the Urological Society of Australia & NZ (USANZ), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the European Association of Urology (EAU). The aim of Sam’s practice is to provide his patients a compassionate, evidence based and individualised treatment plan. He aims to help reduce the impact of cancer treatments and associated side effects thus insuring his patients a good quality of life.