19 Jan What does a Urologist do?
Who is a Urologist?
A Urologist specialises in the medical and surgical treatment of problems in men and women with the bladder, urinary tract, adrenal glands and kidneys. In males only, the reproductive system.
Why would you need to see a Urologist?
- If you need to urinate frequently, can’t hold on or are getting up several times a night
- You or a family member have a history of cancer
- Have had blood in your urine
- A history of kidney stones that needs to be followed up
- Would like a prostate health check
- Require a vasectomy
What to expect when seeing our Urologists
- You will need to provide a referral from your GP which will allow you to claim a rebate through Medicare. The referral also helps advise the Specialist of your medical history and previous test results.
- You will be required to complete a registration form with information such as your address, Medicare number, Health insurance details, Next of Kin, allergies, medications etc.
- Once your paperwork is completed one of our Urologists will take you through to a consulting room to discuss your medical history focusing on your underlying problem.
- Depending on your condition a physical exam may be performed plus a digital rectal exam (males only) to assess the prostate.
- The Urologist will discuss the most appropriate treatment options with you to meet your situation and ensure you are comfortable with the approach planned.
- Often additional tests such as PSA, testosterone, Kidney function or Radiology imaging. The Urologist will provide you with a request for to have these performed.
- Should a procedure be required we will discuss determine the date, hospital and anaesthetist for your procedure and our administration team provide you with a quotation on the overall cost and out of pocket expenses if any.