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Urology South Brisbane urologists subspecialise in a broad range of urological conditions. As leaders in their subspecialised areas, patients can access the latest in assessment, evaluation, advice and management options for their urological problem.

If you are a patient of the practice, log in for further detailed information to supplement your discussions with your urologist.

What is a Urologist?

A Urologist is a surgeon who treats problems involving the kidneys, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs. After completing basic medical training, a urologist completes further specialised surgical training in this field. This carefully supervised training programme in Australia, is often supplemented by further international experience.

Common conditions they treat include cancer, stones, urinary infection, incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems, affecting men, women and children.

What do I need to bring with me to my first consultation?

Your general practitioner or referring doctor will have either given you some information to bring to your urologist, or sent through information by mail, fax, or secure electronic transmission in advance of your appointment. This referral is important to ensure your medicare rebate. You should also bring any radiology you may have.

Where can I park at Mater Private Clinic?

Parking is available at the Mater Hospitals complex in South Brisbane. The Mater Hospitals operate several parking stations, including one accessed from Water Street/Allen Street, one accessed from Vulture Street, and a little further away, one accessed from Hancock Street. The charges for all the carparks are the same across the campus.

The Water Street carpark is directly adjacent to our building, which can be entered from level 4. Our rooms is the first suite on the left (Suite 4.05). Remember to notice what level you park your car on, and bring your entry ticket with you. There are machines to pay for parking on level 4, validating the ticket, before you return to your car and exit using the validated ticket.

The Vulture Street carpark, underneath the Mater Medical Centre and attached to the Mater Private Hospital, is a short walk through the hospital to our building. Take the lift to level 6 of the Mater Medical Centre parking and walk through the Mater Private Hospital. After Chloe's coffee shop, opposite the pharmacy, take the corridor on the right, which leads over the busway and into the Mater Private Clinic building. In this building, take the lift down to level 4, to arrive at our rooms.

 

If I need an operation, where will it be?

Our doctors operate in several different hospitals, in both the public and private sectors. The hospital you are operated on depends on your urologist, your insurance cover, the type of operation, your preference for date and your age. It is discussed with your urologist at the time of consultation, as part of the planning process for any operation.

If you have full private insurance, operations can be performed at Mater Private (all our urologists), Greenslopes Private (Dr Watson), Brisbane Private (Dr Winkle), and NorthWest Brisbane Private Hospitals (Dr Watson). Children are operated at the Mater Children's Hospital, South Brisbane (Dr Winkle), as either private or public patients. All our urologists treat patients in the Mater Adults Hospital, either as public patients or self-insured (intermediate) patients.

Some operations can only be performed in certain hospitals because of the technology available. For example, Robot assisted radical prostatectomy operations can only be performed at Greenslopes Private Hospital, where the robot is located. Mater Private Hospital, Mater Adults Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital have Greenlight laser technology for benign prostate surgery.

 

What do you do with the information you collect?

At your first consultation, we ask you to provide us with your personal information, such as your date of birth, contact details, and health insurance details. This information is collected by our practice for the provision of the best health care for you. This information may be used for your health care, any insurance claim or other matter relating to your health care. This information may be disclosed to other health service providers, a statutory health authority, insurers and other health practitioners.

Your health record is a private document, and we will not disclose this information to third parties without your express written instruction. Your urologist will communicate back to your referring doctor, and any other doctors that are part of your health care team, as you advise or request.

A copy of our privacy policy is available in our waiting room, or if you would like a copy, please ask our reception staff who can provide one for you.

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