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What is a urologist?

A urologist is sometimes also referred to as a urological surgeon. It is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.

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What does a urologist do?

A urologist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect both male and female urinary tracts, as well as those affecting the male reproductive system. Urologists provide medical and surgical treatment to people with disorders of the kidney, bladder, ureters, urethra, as well as the male reproductive organs.

These conditions can include cancers, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and more.

A urologist will be able to provide a variety of medical treatment options, as well as appropriate surgical interventions.

When do you need to visit a urologist?

Your family doctor may refer you to consult with a urologist in cases where you require a specialist medical opinion for a condition that affects your urinary tract. Some common reasons that general practitioners refer their patients to a urologist include:

What to expect at your urologist appointment?

When you visit the urologist, your consultation will generally begin with a thorough history-taking. Your urologist will ask you questions about your medical history, your general health, family history of disease, and lifestyle. Your urologist may carry out a physical examination if necessary, as well as refer you for any necessary further tests, such as blood tests, scans, or urine testing.

Seeing a urologist at Melbourne Urology Centre

Melbourne Urology Centre is comprised of a team of urologists who are trained experts in using the latest technologies, including robotics and laser. We offer the highest standard of patient-focused urological care, with a tailored approach for each individual.

Our urologists consult and operate at a number of private hospitals throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, allowing for patients to be treated as close to home as possible. These locations include:

  • St John of God Berwick Hospital
  • Mulgrave Private Hospital
  • Beleura Private Hospital
  • Malvern Osler House
  • Epworth Freemasons
  • Frankston Private Hospital
  • Maryvale Private Hospital
  • Kilmore & District Hospital.

How do I book in with a urologist at Melbourne Urology Centre?

If you would like to book a consultation with a urologist at Melbourne Urology Centre, you will need to ask your family doctor for a referral. Once you have a referral for either Dr Shekib Shahbaz or Dr Tony de Sousa, you can contact our rooms and our staff will be happy to assist you. You can reach us by telephoning 1300 702 811 or by submitting the online contact form on our website.

Please note that our staff are unable to offer you an appointment without a referral.

What is the cost to see a urologist at Melbourne Urology Centre?

Melbourne Urology Centre is a privately billing clinic. There is a consultation fee associated with all appointments. Your service may be partly covered by Medicare, depending on your circumstances. You may speak with our administrative team if you wish to be quoted for your consultation.

Urologist fees that are associated with treatments or surgery may be covered by some private health insurance funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy and level of cover.

Request an Appointment

We are here to assist you before, during and after your visit to the Melbourne Urology Centre. To request an appointment, simply complete the form below and we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your appointment with us. For urgent enquiries or consulations please contact us on 1300 702 811