Overview

Epworth specialises in the treatment of prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer, with many of Australia's leading urologists practising at Epworth.

Epworth also provides treatment for benign enlargement of the prostate gland, kidney stones and kidney and bladder infections.

Other comprehensive urology services offered at Epworth include:

  • Specialist nursing for incontinence and urinary retention post-surgery
  • Vasectomies
  • Vasectomy reversal

Epworth is a leader in Australian urological care, investing significantly in da VinciⓇ robot-assisted surgical suites, highly-advanced operative equipment and ongoing research.

Epworth also has dedicated stomal therapy nurses for those patients requiring support for a permanent or temporary stoma.

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Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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Urology at Epworth Eastern

The Urology Unit at Epworth Eastern specialises in a variety of surgical procedures to treat many urological conditions, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Percutaenous (keyhole) surgery
  • Prostate cancer (da Vinci® robotic prostatectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy)
  • Shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal

Support Services

Epworth Eastern is also able to provide the first assessment for problems of the genitourinary tract, in particular, evaluation for PSA testing and cancer of the prostate.

A clinical nurse specialist is available at the hospital to discuss problems such as incontinence and urinary retention and also specific issues, both before and after surgery. The clinical nurse specialist will also arrange any specific requirement for your treatment.

Epworth Eastern

Nurse Manager

Phone: 03 8807 7575

Urology at Epworth Freemasons

The Urology Unit at Epworth Freemasons specialises in a variety of surgical procedures to treat many urological conditions, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Percutaneous (keyhole) surgery
  • Prostate cancer (da Vinci® robotic prostectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy)
  • Shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal

Epworth Freemasons also offers sophisticated urodynamic studies for assessment of bladder dysfunction and incontinence.

Support Services

Epworth Freemason's Men's Health Clinic is able to support urological services available by providing the first assessment for problems of the genitourinary tract, in particular, evaluation for PSA testing and cancer of the prostate.

A clinical nurse specialist is available at the hospital to discuss problems such as incontinence and urinary retention and also specific issues both before and after surgery. The clinical nurse specialist will also arrange many specific requirement for your treatment.

Epworth Freemasons

Phone: 03 9483 3833

Urology at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong urology specialises in surgery and care of the urinary tract in both men and women, and the genital tract in men.

Our dedicated stomal therapy nurses provide support for patients with a permanent or temporary stoma as part of their treatment.

Our services

  • Specialist nursing for incontinence
  • Stomal therapy nursing
  • Treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer
  • Urinary retention post-surgery
  • Vasectomies

Epworth Geelong

Phone: 03 5271 7777

Urology at Epworth Richmond

The Urology Unit at Epworth Richmond specialises in a variety of surgical procedures to treat many urological conditions, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Percutaneous (keyhole) surgery
  • Prostate cancer (da Vinci® robotic prostatectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy)
  • Shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Testicular cancer
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Trans Urethral resection

Urology inpatients are located in 2 Cato (Cato building, Level 2).

Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

In December 2003, the first Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy was performed in Australia at Epworth Richmond. The procedure is the minimally invasive surgical removal of the prostate gland in men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

There is also a Prostate Cancer Liaison Service available which offers nursing support, providing education ad advice to men (and their partners) who have this condition.

Clinical Care Coordinator

Phone: 03 9426 6700

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

Related services

Clinical institute

UroRenal and Vascular Clinical Institute

Director:
A/Prof Laurence Harewood
The UroRenal & Vascular Clinical Institute groups together surgical specialties in the areas of endocrinology, nephrology, urology and vascular surgery.