Published Works (Robotics)


  1. D Murphy, M Kerger, H Crowe, JS Peters, AJ Costello. Operative details and medium-term oncological and functional outcome of robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: our first 400 cases with a minimum of 1 year follow-up. Under submission J Urol.
  2. Murphy DG, Hall R, Tong R, Goel R, Costello AJ. Robotic technology in surgery: current status in 2008. ANZ J Surg. 2008 Dec;78(12):1076-81.
  3. D Murphy, R Hall, R Tong, R Goel, AJ Costello. Robotic technology in surgery – current status in 2008. ANZ J Surg 2008. In press.
  4. Costello AJ. Minimally invasive radical prostatectomy: Now safe and efficacious. ANZ J Surg. Vol. 74 (12): 1038. Dec 2004.
  5. Corcoran NM, Najdovska M, Costello AJ. Inorganic selenium retards progression of experimental hormone refractory prostate cancer. J Urol. Vol 171: 907-910. Feb 2004.
  6. Costello AJ, Haxhimolla H, Crowe H, Peters JS. Installation of telerobotic surgery and initial experience with telerobotic radical prostatectomy. B J Urol. 96, 34-38. July 2005.
  7. Costello AJ. Beyond marketing: the real value of robotic radical prostatectomy. BJ Urol Int. 96(1):1-2. July 2005.
  8. Costello AJ, Corcoran NM, Van Appledorn S. Revisiting the role of radical surgery in early stage prostate cancer. Med J Aust. Vol 183(6):286-7. Sept 2005.
  9. Syme DBY, Corcoran NM, Bouchier-Hayes DM, Costello AJ. Hope springs eternal: cavernosal nerve regeneration. B J Urol. Jan 2006;97, 17-21.
  10. O’Malley PJ, Van Appledorn S, Bouchier-Hayes DM, Crowe H, Costello AJ. Robotic radical prostatectomy in Australia: initial experience. World J Urol. Jun 2006;24(2):165-70.
  11. Van Appledorn S, Bouchier-Hayes DM, Agarwal D, Costello AJ. Robotic laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: Setup and procedural techniques after 150 cases. Urol. Feb 2006;67(2):364-367.
  12. AJ Costello. Potency following robotic radical prostatectomy: A questionnaire-based analysis of outcomes after conventional nerve-sparing and prostatic fascia sparing techniques. Editorial. J Urol. Jul 2006;176(1):412-3.
  13. Khaira HS, Bruyere F, O’Malley PJ, Peters JS, Costello AJ. Does obesity influence the operative course or complications of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. BJU Int. Dec 2006;98(6):1275-8.
  14. Syme DB, Corcoran NM, Bouchier-Hayes DM, Morrison WA, Costello AJ. The effect of androgen status on the structural and functional success of cavernous nerve grafting in an experimental rat model. J Urol. Jan 2007; 177(1):390-4.
  15. Lavery H, Albala D, Ahlering T, Shalhav A, Lee D, Fagin R, Wiklund P, Dasgupta P, Costello A, Tewari A, Coughlin G, Patel V. Robotic equipment malfunction during robotic prostatectomy: A multi-institutional study. J Endourol Dec 2007.


Book Chapters:

  1. Costello AJ, Van Appledorn S. Complications of urologic robotic surgery and how to prevent them. Patel Springer 2007.
  2. Eichel L, Costello AJ, Ahlering T. Robotic Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy for inclusion in Smith’s Textbook of Endourology. Smith Endourology 2006.