what is urology?
Urology is the specialty of medicine that deals with the basics, diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the urinary organs and the genital organs. In detail, the urologist treats diseases of the kidneys , ureters , urinary bladder, urethra, testes , the draining spermatic tract such as the prostate and the hormonal glands such as the adrenal glands . Common diseases are urinary stones , tumors, infections and malformations that can affect any organ.
The urologist is responsible for diseases, functional disorders, malformations and injuries to the urinary organs and genital organs. In addition to preventive care, the urologist takes care of diagnosis, therapy and the corresponding aftercare, including rehabilitation.
What does a urologist do?
The urologist is often referred to as a “male doctor”. In fact, diseases of the male genital organs are just one of the tasks of the urologist. But the field of activity of the urologist encompasses more. As described at the beginning, the field of activity of urology covers the entire area of the urinary organs and genital organs.
In the area of the urinary organs, the urologist deals with diseases and treatment of the kidneys, urinary bladder, ureters and urethra. This mainly affects urinary tract disorders, both in women and in men. Here, for example, urinary stones are a common disease.
In the area of the genital organs, the urologist only deals with the male sex. Here testicles, epididymis, sperm ducts, seminal vesicles, penis and prostate belong to his area of activity. For example, erectile dysfunction and impotence are treated here (andrology).
The urologist deals with the topic of preventive care across all areas, in particular the early detection of tissue changes and tumors. The urologist diagnoses changes in the testicles or the structures adjacent to the urinary tract, such as the anus and pelvic floor (proctology), by means of a palpation examination.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best urologist in perth WA gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top perth urologist WA. To help you find the best Urologist Perth WA located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Dr Aleksandra Vujovic
Dr Aleksandra Vujovic graduated from the University of Western Australia and completed Urological Training in Western Australia. She completed a 12 month fellowship at St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. Dr Vujovic holds full membership of the The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Dr Vujovic is highly experienced female urologist perth.
- Complex endourology, Uro-oncology
- Complete stone management, Neuro-urology
- Laparoscopic renal surgery, Urodynamics
⇒ Dr Japinder Khosa
Dr Japinder Khosa is a general paediatric surgeon and paediatric urologist perth caring for neonates to 16 year olds. She trained in paediatric surgery and urology at Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and Melbourne before moving to Perth. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She works at Princess Margaret Hospital and Joondalup Hospital on both public and private lists. She also operates at Subiaco Private Hospital regularly and St John of God on adhoc basis for private cases.
- General paediatric surgery, Neonatal surgery
- Paediatric urology covering hypospadias
- Laparoscopic general and urology
⇒ Dr Alexandra Hockings
Dr Alexandra Hockings is a general urologist treating patients with a wide range of urological conditions. She has subspecialty interests in urinary tract stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia including greenlight laser, and lower urinary tract conditions. Urodynamic assessment is also available.
- Urinary tract stone disease
- benign prostatic hyperplasia, greenlight laser
- lower urinary tract conditions
⇒ Dr Sunny Lee
Dr Sunny Lee is a Specialist Urologic Surgeon who graduated from UWA and finished his medical training in the Tertiary Teaching hospital system of WA. He went on to develop his sub-specialty interest in reconstruction urology including Urethroplasty and Urological oncology in the UK. He completed two fellowships at the University hospital of North Staffordshire and the Queen Elizabeth hospital. He has been a consultant urologist in the WA Tertiary hospital system.
- Open Radical prostatectomy, Ureteroscopy and Lasertripsy
- Nephrectomy, BMG urethroplasty, Bilateral vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
- TURP, Greenlight laser prostatectomy, Pyeloplasty, Laser Urethrotomy
⇒ Mr Richard Pemberton
Dr Pemberton urologist perth – completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 1995. He obtained postgraduate training in Urological Surgery in Perth, Western Australia and completed his fellowship in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery and Endourology in Edinburgh, UK; recognised by the American Endourological Society in 2004.
- Robotic and laparoscopic surgery
- Urolithiasis/laser stone surgery
Phone: 08 9381 9334
⇒ Dr Trenton Barrett
Dr Trenton Barrett is a urologist with subspecialty interest in female urology, andrology and male infertility. In 2012 he was the second Western Australian trainee ever to be awarded the prestigious Keith Kirkland travelling fellowship by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Trenton completed a fellowship in Adelaide followed by a further sub-specialty fellowship in female urology and andrology in the UK through the Leicester General Hospital.
- Female Urology – Overactive Bladder and Incontinence
- Male Incontinence – Artificial Urinary Sphincter, Erectile Dysfunction
- Vasectomy Reversal , Varicocele, Urinary Stone Disease, BPH
⇒ Mr Isaac Thyer
Mr Isaac Thyer obtained his undergraduate qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and Commerce from The University of Western Australia and then in Medicine from the University of Sydney. He then undertook advanced urological training in Western Australia and Victoria. In 2013 he was awarded the Keith Kirkland Travelling Fellowship in Urology.
- Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones, Vasectomy
- Robotic prostate and kidney surgery
⇒ Dr Akhlil Hamid Abdul-Hamid
Dr Akhlil Hamid Abdul-Hamid is originally from Malaysia. He went to boarding school in the UK at Radley College and gained a Medical degree from Nottingham University in 1995. He gained a post -graduate doctorate (MD) in prostatic disease and bladder dysfunction (2003) after which he completed his specialist urology training in the UK (2006). Dr Hamid came to Perth in 2006 for a year-long Fellowship at Royal Perth Hospital and returned to the UK to work as a Consultant in Nottingham University Hospital (2007-2011) where he was clinical lead in Uro-oncology. He and his family were lured back to WA in 2011 and he now makes Perth his home. He is well experienced urologist murdoch perth.
Phone: 6189 2970
⇒ Dr Colin Kikiros
Dr Colin Kikiros is a General Paediatric Surgeon with over 25 years of surgical experience. He is a Senior Surgeon at Perth Children’s Hospital and consults at rooms in West Leederville and Joondalup. He operates at Perth Children’s Hospital, St John of God Hospital in Subiaco (private patients), and Joondalup Health Campus (public and private patients). He is one of the best pediatric urologist perth. He offers consultations and surgery in General Paediatric, thoracic, urologic, laparoscopic and neonatal surgery and antenatal counselling for thoracic/lung conditions.
- Paediatric Urology
- Paediatric Thoracic Surgery
⇒ Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan
Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan is a medical graduate of the University of Western Australia and achieved his FRACS in Urology in 2002. He completed post-fellowship training in General Urology and Urological Oncology in the UK and undertook a Traveling Fellowship in Germany and the USA, studying with international experts in the fields of Neurourology, Urodynamics and Incontinence.
- prostate cancer diagnosis and management
- Robotic (Da Vinci) Prostatectomy, Penile Prosthetic Surgery
- Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, Male Incontinence
Phone: 6189 2970