Dr Raymond Ko is a Urological Surgeon with a busy practice specializing in the minimally invasive treatment of kidney stone disease. He specializes in treating complex stone conditions such as staghorn calculi, cystine stones, stones refractory to shock-wave lithotripsy, and recurrent kidney stones.
Dr Ko graduated with first class honours from The University of Sydney Medical School in 1995, and was awarded The Robert Craig Prize in Surgery. He underwent general surgical and urology training in Australia, leading to Specialist qualifications from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He furthered his training overseas specifically in minimally invasive stone surgery and medical prevention of stone disease at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is only one of very few urologists in Australia who is certified by the Endourological Society as having met the requirements from an internationally credentialed stone centre for the treatment of urinary stone disease.
His scientific research in the treatment of kidney stone disease have resulted in major international awards. He was awarded 1st Prize at the World Congress of Endourology held in Mexico 2007 for the best basic science paper, 1st Prize at the 2008 American Urological Association Meeting in Florida for Best New Investigator, and the Alban Gee Prize for the Best Scientific Poster presentation in Hong Kong at the 2008 Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand national conference. He has also published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals on the techniques relating to minimally invasive treatments of kidney stones, and is an invited journal reviewer for the British Journal of Urology International and the Cochrane Renal Group.
Dr Ko's main clinical interests' focus is on minimally invasive surgery in treating all types of urinary stone disease, including percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy, laser stone surgery, and shock wave lithotripsy.
In addition, Dr Ko maintains an interest in general urology, prosthetic urology and laparoscopy.