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Description

A urologist is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Urologic diseases affect the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs, and can include cancer, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor problems.

Services provided

  • Diagnosis of diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system
  • Treatment options
  • Surgical procedures

Eligibility

You need a referral from a doctor to see a urologist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your urologist.

Costs

Urologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.

Urologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.

Profile

Sector

Conventional healthcare

Regulation

Regulated by Australian Health PractitionerAgency (AHPRA)

Registration

Urologists must be registered through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Urologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.

Minimum qualifications

The minimum education requirement for a dermatologist is Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Tip

  • Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs).

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