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Mr Giovanni Losco

Giovanni Losco image 2021Clinical Senior Lecturer, Consultant adult and paediatric urologist

MB ChB, FRACS

Giovanni Losco is a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the University of Otago, Christchurch, and is also Clinical Director of the Department of Urology.

Originally from Christchurch, Giovanni completed his subspecialty training in the United Kingdom. He completed his fellowship training in paediatric urology at the Diana, Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and gained extensive experience in reconstructive urology, female urology, pelvic organ prolapse, urethroplasty and urological care of spinal injuries while working at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Institute of Urology, University College Hospital, London. Prior to that, he worked at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney where he focussed on bladder dysfunction with a particular interest in male and female incontinence.

In 2018 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship where he spent time in the USA operating with world-leading surgeons in erectile dysfunction: Dean Knoll (Nashville, Tennessee) and Brian Christine (Birmingham, Alabama). He is now able to share these new skills and techniques for the benefit of men in Canterbury.

Before leaving New Zealand, Giovanni undertook his postgraduate training in Christchurch, Wellington and Palmerston North. He is delighted to be back in the South Island with his wife Emma and three girls, Isabella, Bianca and Henrietta.

Giovanni maintains an interest in general urology in both adults and children. Alongside his work as a urologist for Canterbury DHB, he maintains a private practice as a Director of Urology Associates and also works at the Burwood Spinal Unit. Giovanni is a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust and is Clinical Lead for Urology at South Canterbury DHB.

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Publications

Davidson, P., Whitehead, C., & Losco, G. (2020). Impact on patient and health system of nephrostomy tubes for upper tract obstruction. BJU International, 125(Suppl. 1), (pp. 47). doi: 10.1111/bju.15014

Chong, V., Ward, C., English, S., MacDonald, J., & Losco, G. (2019). Mesh versus no mesh: Outcomes of stress incontinence surgery at 2 years. BJU International, 123(Suppl. 2), (pp. 8). doi: 10.1111/bju.14723

Reid, M., Hector-Taylor, J., Depree, P., Losco, G., Maoate, K., & Austin, N. (2019). Antenatal renal abnormalities: An audit of the conditions identified and the national guideline. Proceedings of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 60). Retrieved from http://www.psnz2019.co.nz

Clarkson, T., & Losco, G. (2019). Final continence outcomes for post-prostatectomy incontinence following surgical management. BJU International, 123(Suppl. 2), (pp. 36). doi: 10.1111/bju.14724

Arnold, E. P., Losco, G., English, S., Frizelle, F., & Anthony, A. (2018). Symptoms of bowel dysfunction and their management after spinal cord injury in a New Zealand centre. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1475), 21-26. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Arnold, E. P., Losco, G., English, S., Frizelle, F., & Anthony, A. (2018). Symptoms of bowel dysfunction and their management after spinal cord injury in a New Zealand centre. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1475), 21-26. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Habashy, D., Losco, G., Tse, V., Collins, R., & Chan, L. (2017). Mid-term outcomes of a male retro-urethral, transobturator synthetic sling for treatment of post-prostatectomy incontinence: Impact of radiotherapy and storage dysfunction. Neurourology & Urodynamics, 36(4), 1147-1160. doi: 10.1002/nau.23078

Journal - Research Article

Habashy, D., Losco, G., Tse, V., Collins, R., & Chan, L. (2015). Botulinum toxin (OnabotulijnumtoxinA) in the male non-neurogenic overactive bladder: Clinical and quality of life outcomes. BJU International, 116(Suppl. 3), 61-65. doi: 10.1111/bju.13110

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G. S., Burki, J. R., Omar, Y. A. I., Shah, P. J. R., & Hamid, R. (2015). Long-term outcome of transobturator tape (TOT) for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in females with neuropathic bladders. Spinal Cord, 53, 544-546. doi: 10.1038/sc.2015.70

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G., Studd, R., & Blackmore, T. (2014). Ertapenem prophylaxis reduces sepsis after transrectal biopsy of the prostate. BJU International, 113(Suppl. 2), 69-72. doi: 10.1111/bju.12590

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G., Keedle, L., & King, Q. (2013). Non-invasive urodynamics predicts outcome prior to surgery for prostatic obstruction. BJU International, 112(Suppl. 2), 61-64. doi: 10.1111/bju.12382

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G., Mark, S., & Jowitt, S. (2013). Transurethral prostate resection for urinary retention: Does age affect outcome? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 83(4), 243-245. doi: 10.1111/ans.12014

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G., Antoniou, S., & Mark, S. (2011). Male flexible cystoscopy: Does waiting after insertion of topical anaesthetic lubricant improve patient comfort? BJU International, 108(Suppl. 2), 42-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10696.x

Journal - Research Article

Losco, G., Sykes, P., Anderson, N., Roberts, H., Fulton, J., & Fraser, H. (2004). Clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging and the preoperative identification of low risk endometrial cancer. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 44(5), 419-422. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2004.00282.x

Journal - Research Article

Hamid, R., & Losco, G. S. (2014). Pelvic organ prolapse-associated cystitis. Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports, 9, 175-180. doi: 10.1007/s11884-014-0249-4

Journal - Research Other

Losco, G., & Lyons, B. (2010). Stuck in the stoma: An unusual cause of small bowel obstruction seen on abdominal computed tomography. New Zealand Medical Journal, 123(1317), 68-72. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Losco, G., Pulusu, S. S. R., & Pfeifer, M. (2009). Rectus sheath haematoma: An anticoagulation dilemma. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1307), 94-96. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Losco, G., & Rees, R. (2007). Caecovesical fistula: A rare manifestation of carcinoma of the caecum. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1258), 65-67. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Davidson, P., Whitehead, C., & Losco, G. (2020). Impact on patient and health system of nephrostomy tubes for upper tract obstruction. BJU International, 125(Suppl. 1), (pp. 47). doi: 10.1111/bju.15014

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Chong, V., Ward, C., English, S., MacDonald, J., & Losco, G. (2019). Mesh versus no mesh: Outcomes of stress incontinence surgery at 2 years. BJU International, 123(Suppl. 2), (pp. 8). doi: 10.1111/bju.14723

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Clarkson, T., & Losco, G. (2019). Final continence outcomes for post-prostatectomy incontinence following surgical management. BJU International, 123(Suppl. 2), (pp. 36). doi: 10.1111/bju.14724

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Reid, M., Hector-Taylor, J., Depree, P., Losco, G., Maoate, K., & Austin, N. (2019). Antenatal renal abnormalities: An audit of the conditions identified and the national guideline. Proceedings of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 60). Retrieved from http://www.psnz2019.co.nz

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Arnold, E., Losco, G., English, S., Frizelle, F., Anthony, A., Lippiatt, M., & Beams, L. (2017). Bowel dysfunction does not correlate to urodynamic parameters following spinal cord injury: 20 years of follow-up. BJU International, 119(Suppl. 2), (pp. 50). doi: 10.1111/bju.13751

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Losco, G., & Studd, R. (2013). Post-TRUS sepsis: Targeted use of prophylactic ertapenem for high-risk patients. BJU International, 112(Suppl. 1), (pp. 7). doi: 10.1111/bju.12292

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Richter, K. K., Pfeifer, M., Dempster, A., Losco, G., & Elliot, T. (2009). Left laparoscopic adrenalectomy for a rare cavernous haemangioma. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 79(Suppl. 1), (pp. A22-A23). doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2009.04916.x

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Losco, G., & Richter, K. (2010, March). Primary carcinoma of the small intestine: A rare cause of anaemia in a young man. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons Annual Meeting: General Surgery in the New Decade, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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