Dr Deanne Soares is a highly skilled urological surgeon specializing in robotic procedures for both cancer and non-cancer cases. With a patient-centric approach to healthcare, she takes pride in ensuring that every patient feels comfortable and well-informed throughout their journey. By truly understanding her patients and their priorities, Dr Soares places their needs at the forefront of her recommendations.
Education and Expertise
Dr Soares embarked on her academic journey by obtaining undergraduate degrees in Science and Education from The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. She then pursued her postgraduate qualification in Medicine from the University of Notre Dame.
During her early years as a doctor, Dr Soares earned two Masters' degrees, one in Surgery and another in Health Leadership and Management. She subsequently completed formal urology training in Victoria, where she gained proficiency in endourology, general urology, laparoscopic, and open urological surgery, with a specific focus on minimally invasive techniques.
In addition to her comprehensive training, Dr Soares further refined her expertise by pursuing subspecialty training in Robotic Urological Surgery, with a specific focus on Prostate, Kidney, and Bladder Surgery, at Stepping Hill Hospital in England. This world renowned year long sub-specialised Robotic Cancer Surgical Fellowship enables Dr Soares to give her patients exceptional urological care.
Dr Soares specializes in a range of robotic and laparoscopic procedures, including:
Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, with a focus on preserving erectile and continence function during prostate cancer removal.
Robotic Radical Cystectomy, providing comprehensive removal of bladder cancer with urinary tract diversion.
Robotic Partial and Total Nephrectomy, ensuring effective removal of kidney cancer.
Robotic Nephroureterectomy, addressing removal of upper urinary tract cancer.
Robotic Pyeloplasty and Ureteric Re-implantation, treating ureteric strictures.
In addition to these specialised procedures, Dr Soares also performs general urological procedures such as TURP, Urolift, laser lithotripsy (kidney stones), and other general urological and peno-scrotal surgeries.
Beyond surgery, Dr Soares is dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and leadership within the medical community. She actively contributes as a member of the USANZ Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is part of the RACS Women in Surgery Group. Dr Soares has held various leadership roles in the past, including Chair of the Urology Trainee Forum, Director of Communications at RACSTA (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainee Association), Victorian and National Representative of the Australian and New Zealand Trainees, and has been a valuable member of the RACS Board of Urology. She also serves as a mentor to aspiring urology trainees. Dr. Soares' commitment to research excellence was acknowledged when she was awarded the prestigious Keith Kirkland Prize in 2020.