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Cystoscopy

A Cystoscopy is a visual examination of the bladder performed with a telescope passed via the urethra (tube that drains the bladder). It is a common diagnostic procedure used when you are experiencing problems associated with your bladder and urinary system.

HoLEP

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate is the state of the art, platinum standard for BPH treatment. It is minimally invasive and follows the exact anatomical planes within a prostate with ultimate precision allowing complete resection of all adenoma (obstructing tissue) whilst preserving the outer capsule, erectile nerves and urethral sphincter.

Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy is the newest and most advanced surgical option for the treatment of patients with localised kidney cancer.

Penile Prosthesis

For men who have erectile dysfunction resistant to oral medications, Penile Prosthesis allows a permanent solution to this debilitating and often psychologically distressing condition.

Prostate Biopsy

Ultrasound guided prostate biopsy is a 20-minute day procedure that uses ultrasound to create a video image of the prostate gland. This image, along with prostate examination and your MRI enables us to target his biopsies precisely and maximise prostate cancer detection if present.

Vasectomy and Microscopic Reversal

For information make an appointment with one of our specialists.

TURBT

TURBT is short for transurethral resection of bladder tumour. The procedure allows us to both diagnose and potentially treat various bladder disorders.

It is performed under general anaesthetic and often requires an overnight stay and a catheter placed to drain your urine for usually 24 hours. The procedure is performed with a telescope that is inserted through the urethra into the bladder.

Ureteroscopy

In most cases this is performed because you have a stone trapped in your kidney or in the “ureter” (the drain pipe that connects the kidney to the bladder).

Most situations necessitate three procedures under general anaesthesia.

Questions

What does a Urologist do?

Urologists are surgeons who treat men, women and children with problems involving the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. These conditions include cancer, stones, infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems. A Urologist has trained as a doctor and then specialised in the field of Urology; this entire process takes over 10 years. The Urologists at Melbourne Urology Centre have completed their medical and surgical training in Australia, are members of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, and are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Making an appointment

You will need a referral to make an appointment. Your general practitioner or specialist will organise relevant referrals for you.

Once you have your referrals, please call us to make an appointment on 1300 702 811, or click here to request an appointment online.

What to bring to your appointment?

– Referral letter from your GP or specialist

– Medicare card

– A list of your existing medications

– X-rays or disks of relevant investigations and blood tests, if existing

– Information on your family medical history. If you have been referred from another hospital or medical centre, please bring any relevant letters or correspondence.

What if I need to reschedule?

We understand that appointments sometimes need to be changed. We are happy for you to reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hours notice. We have this policy as a courtesy to other patients waiting for appointments who might be able to get an appointment sooner when others give proper notice.

To reschedule, please call our rooms on 1300 702 811.

How do I get a referral?

Medical specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and training in a specific area of medicine. You usually need a letter of referral from your general practitioner (GP) to make an appointment to see a specialist.

Your GP may send you to see a specialist if they think specific expertise is necessary to diagnose or treat you. Your doctor can help you find a specialist.

Specialists will report back to your GP, who may stay as your main contact and who coordinates your healthcare with input from specialists and other healthcare professionals as needed.

Once your doctor has given you a letter of referral, you can make an appointment to see a specialist at a specialist clinic within a public hospital or at a private clinic or hospital.

You will need a referral letter from your GP to be eligible for Medicare rebates.

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