The Urology Department and Multidisciplinary Team
The Department of Urology at Concord Hospital provides a wide range of in-patient and out-patient services. Urologists are surgical specialists who provide assessment and treatment of diseases involving the urinary system. These include the management of benign prostatic hypertrophy, impotence, urinary incontinence and stone disease. The Unit is also involved in management of all urological malignancies, including prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer. Aligned with these services is an ongoing commitment to provide a high quality consulting service for other departments within the hospital for the management of urological problems. There is a further commitment of the Department to urological research and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The following services are provided by the department:
- Urology-Oncology MDT
A multidisciplinary team of specialist surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses and other allied health professionals providing specialist care in the treatment of urological cancers. This team meets fortnightly and specialists present patient cases for discussion of all available treatment options, and clarifying diagnosis and treatment pathways.
- Urology-Oncology Clinic
This is a multidisciplinary clinic that provides care to patients with urological cancers, such as kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancers. The team consists of urologists, oncologists, psychologists and consultant nurses.
- Urology Cancer Nurse
The cancer nurse coordinator provides continuity of care for patients and their families through diagnosis, treatment, post-surgery and follow-up. This role coordinates care by being the patient's primary contact, as well as helping with any concerns and queries that arise.
We have a specialist Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals who have, or are, attending our services for urological problems. The Clinical Psychologist specialises in a number of issues, including coping with a cancer diagnosis, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and dealing with incontinence and sexual difficulties. Enquiries: Clinical Psychologist on 02 9767 7734
Concord Prostate Cancer Support Group - A Self Help Group for men and their partners
The group provides an opportunity for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their partners and families, to obtain information and support from health professionals and more importantly, other men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Meetings are facilitated by health professionals. Informal open facilitated discussions give men and their partners an opportunity to share their experiences of coping with diagnosis, treatment, side-effects and getting on with life after treatment. Presentations are by professionals on topics related to prostate cancer; its treatment and management of side-effects; including medical, diet, physiotherapy and psychosocial information.
Daytime group meets every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10-11.30am.
Most meetings are held in Conference Room 2 (Opposite Hospital Cafeteria
Enquiries: 02 9767 5332 or 02 9767 7734
Making a referral
A referral from a general practitioner (GP) or specialist is needed for all appointments. Appointments can be made directly to the specialist rooms or clinic.
For more information, please visit the Urology website.
The Urology Multidisciplinary Team includes:
Head of Department, Urologist - Associate Professor Lewis Chan
Urologist - Dr Andre Lalak
Urologist - Dr Andrew Mitterdorfer
Urologist - Dr Graham Coombes
Urologist - Dr. Ruth Collins
Urologist - Dr Vincent Tse
Medical oncologist - Dr Martin Stockler
Radiation oncologist - Dr George Hruby