About Us

At Melbourne Urology Centre we are dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalised, patient-focused care.

We are trained experts in using the latest technology including robotics and laser, to ensure you have the safest and least invasive treatment approach and the best possible outcomes.

Our surgeons operate and consult at a number of major private hospitals in the south-eastern suburbs and the Mornington peninsula as well as the Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne. We strive to treat our patients close to home wherever possible.

We have public hospital appointments at Monash and Peninsula Health and are committed to the ongoing training and education of the next generation of Urologists, junior doctors and nursing staff. We participate in formal and informal education sessions to better inform general practitioners, our patients and their families.

We pride ourselves on our compassionate and approachable nature. We understand the need to take the time to explain complex medical conditions in simple terms to ensure that you and your family are properly informed throughout your patient journey.

Mr Shekib Shahbaz
MBBS (Hons), Dip Surg Anat, FRACS (Urol)

Shekib is an Australian-trained urologist. He grew up in southeast Melbourne and went to school locally. He gained entry to Monash University Medical School with two scholarships, completing his undergraduate medical degree with Honors. He spent the next four years at The Royal Melbourne Hospital for basic surgical training. During this time he completed a diploma in surgical anatomy at The University of Melbourne whilst tutoring as an anatomy demonstrator.

Shekib completed four years of advanced urological training in New South Wales before returning to Monash Health in Melbourne for a further fellowship year. He subsequently stayed on as a consultant urologist at Monash Health. He has had further training in numerous centres of excellence across Europe, the United States and Asia.

Shekib is actively involved in teaching, research and ongoing personal professional development. He is widely travelled and has lived in numerous countries. His compassionate approach and cultural awareness sees him well liked by patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Specialisations

  • Management of urological stone disease (Medical, Laser, ESWL, PCNL)
  • Laparoscopy (Nephrectomy, Partial nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Adrenal)
  • Open oncological surgery (Prostate, kidney, testicular, bladder, ureter and adrenal)
  • Robotic surgery
  • Voiding difficulties and BPH (Medical, TURP, Laser prostate surgery and Uro-lift)
  • Penile prosthesis and incontinence surgery.

Mr Tony de Sousa
MBBS (Hons), FRACS (Urol)

Mr Tony de Sousa is a Melbourne-trained Urologist specialising in minimally invasive treatments for kidney stones and prostate enlargement as well as laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery. He provides the highest standard of individualised, patient-centred care, with open communication, a caring approach and attention to detail.

Tony grew up in Kilmore in regional Victoria. He graduated from Monash University medical school with honours and was awarded the Queen Victoria Medical Prize. In 2010 he worked as the Research Fellow with the Prostate and Breast Cancer Research Program at Monash University, receiving The Marshall Prize in surgical training from Monash University/Southern Health for his role in prostate cancer research. In 2013 he was awarded the prestigious prize for best research paper at the Urological Society’s Victorian State Meeting.

Tony completed an additional fellowship year with a focus on major oncologic surgery and complex stone disease, in addition to extensive training and experience in all areas of general urology.

Tony provides prompt appointments for new referrals. He consults and operates at various private hospitals and has has public appointments at Monash Health (Casey Hospital Berwick) where he runs a public haematuria clinic, as well as Peninsula Health (Frankston), efficiently coordinating care for both private and public patients.

Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

His special interests include:

  • Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive urinary stone treatment
  • Treatment of prostate enlargement/BPH (laser, surgical, Urolift)
  • PSA evaluation and prostate cancer surgery
  • Investigation of haematuria.

Helen Yole
Practice Manager

Helen Yole joined Melbourne Urology Centre as Practice Manager in July 2016.

As Practice Manager Helen leads our team of dedicated staff and is responsible for the day to day operational management of the practice on behalf of the surgeons. Helen has extensive experience of working in the healthcare sector for over 30 years, working as a division 2 nurse, as well as holding various positions in the medical field from pathology collector, theatre administration and Practice Management.

Helen lives with her husband and has 3 children and a grandson. She enjoys bike riding, photography and spending time with her family.

Lauren Clements
Receptionist

Lauren Clements joined Melbourne Urology Centre as our Receptionist in February 2017. Lauren has re-joined the workforce after being a stay at home mum to her two children.

Lauren has over 15 years of Customer service experience and is excited with her new challenge in the medical and healthcare sector.

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