Jim Duthie is the new surgeon on the Robotic surgery team at Grace Hospital. Jim commenced private practice at Grace Hospital this month; he is a Urologist and specialises in robotic assisted prostatectomy for prostate cancer.Jim completed his Fellowship training in Robotic Surgery and complex pelvic oncology surgery from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne. “Peter Mac” is a high volume cancer hospital and leader in Australasian Robotic Surgery. Jim returned to New Zealand to foster the growth of Robotic Surgery here, particularly robotic prostate and kidney surgery.
Grace Robotic Surgery Centre
Jim was instrumental in the decision around the replacement model Si robot at Grace, and is enthusiastic about the training and education activities for robotic surgery that this will offer. Grace Hospital’s commitment to robotic surgery has led to the creation of the Grace Robotic Surgery Centre. Jim is committed to teaching and has received several medical teaching awards, the first while still a student.
As well as being a Urologist, Jim has an interest in electronic communications, having written content for patient educational resources for Australian Prostate Cancer Research, has developed two iPhone/iPad Apps, and reviews website content for health-related websites amongst other activities. Jim is also a blogger for both the European Medical Journal and the British Journal of Urology International, which is the web’s most-read online surgical journal.
While having published research on Robotic Surgery and LASER Surgery, Jim is also the lead reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration Systematic Review on Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for Overactive Bladder. He was a founding member of the NHS Library Steering Group, Male Urogenital Disorders External Reference Group based in Oxford, UK.
Jim has recently settled back in Tauranga and is available to discuss PSA screening and prostate cancer surgery through the Grace Robotic Surgery Centre.