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Prostate Services

Our Specialists

Dr Philip Bergersen

Dr Philip Bergersen Dr Bergersen is a senior Urologist on Sydney's North Shore, with a private practice based in Chatswood and Hornsby. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Urology) in 1990, and then undertook a post-graduate fellowship at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is Head of the Urology Section at the San and Hornsby, and is supervisor of Urology registrar training. He is a published Author and presenter at international meetings and continues his professional development by regular attendance at local and international meetings. As well as General Urology he has special interest in Uro-oncology, Robotic surgery, Laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery, Brachytherapy, Stone disease and benign prostate disease.

For more information see Dr Bergersen's SAH Website profile.

Dr Venu Chalasani

Dr Venu Chalasani Dr Chalasani graduated from the University of Sydney and completed his Urological training in the New South Wales section training scheme. He undertook a general urology fellowship in the United Kingdom, and then subsequently completed a Society of Urological Oncology Fellowship in Canada. Dr Chalasani's current research activity is centred around urological oncology including bladder cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer and testis cancer.

For more information see Dr Chalasani's SAH Website profile.

Dr Thomas Dean

Dr Tom Dean Dr Dean trained in urology both overseas and in Australia. He practises exclusively from the San Clinic and is consequently able to offer an excellent and personalised service to his patients with a focus on high quality patient care. He has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive therapies for prostate cancer, benign prostate enlargement, male and female incontinence, and urinary stone disease. His research interests include the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer and green light laser prostatectomy for benign prostatic enlargement.

For more information see Dr Dean's SAH Website profile.

Dr Max Dias

Dr Maxwell Dias Dr Dias is an Australian trained consultant urological surgeon who became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2008. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic techniques for the treatment of prostate and kidney cancer. He is an active participant in the fortnightly convened Multidisciplinary Urological Cancer Clinical Meeting held at Sydney Adventist Hospital, bringing a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed approach to patient care and best management of significant or complex cancers. He performs minimally invasive surgery for benign prostate disease including Greenlight laser prostatectomy. He is the appointed supervisor of training for urology trainee doctors at Sydney Adventist and Hornsby hospitals.

For more information see Dr Dias's SAH Website profile.

Dr Richard Haddad

Dr Richard Haddad trained in general surgery for 5 years in Sydney and subsequently completed urology training in Sydney. In 2011 he was the urology fellow at RNSH, and in 2012 he was the Robotic Uro-Oncology fellow at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada (Montreal General Hospital, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal). He is a robotic surgical proctor. His research experience includes a Master of Surgery in Prostate Cancer from the University of Sydney, and he holds 15 peer-reviewed publications. Complex prostate cancer cases are discussed within a multi-disciplinary setting. Erectile and continence rehabilitation is organised through his full time specialist practice nurse.


For more information see Dr Haddad's SAH Website profile.

Dr Philip Katelaris

Dr Katelaris has been a consultant urologist on Sydney's north shore for 27 years. He trained first as a general surgeon and then sub-specialised as a urological surgeon. His practice, Katelaris Urology, offers comprehensive urological services for both men and women including management of prostate cancer, male and female urinary incontinence, urodynamic evaluation, erectile dysfunction with particular expertise in performing penile prosthetic surgery and management of kidney stones. He is the director of the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Centre that provides a multidisciplinary approach to managing sexual and urinary function following prostate cancer treatment. Dr Katelaris is a member of the American Urological Association and the Urology Association of Australia and New Zealand.

For more information see Dr Katelaris's SAH Website profile.

Dr Howard Lau

Dr Howard Lau Dr Lau has been a specialist in Urology for over 20 years in Sydney. He is a Conjoint Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine at Western Sydney University. He is widely regarded as a key opinion leader for his expertise in minimally invasive urology having performed a number of Australian firsts in laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, and has been invited to perform many live surgical demonstrations and lectures in Australia and overseas. He is a robotic proctor and regularly teaches and demonstrates robotic surgery to other surgeons. He has written 6 book chapters, contributed to over 30 publications in medical literature, and has performed over 2,000 laparoscopic renal operations and over 300 robotic radical prostatectomies.

For more information see Dr Lau's SAH Website profile.

Dr Krishan Rasiah

Dr Krishan Rasiah Dr Rasiah completed his urological training and received his fellowship from the RACS in 2002. He entered full-time research and completed his PhD at Garvan Institute in 2006 and continued his appointment as Head of Academic Urology of the Cancer Research Group of the Garvan. Dr Rasiah's area of expertise and interests are in general urology and laparoscopic surgery, with surgical interest in prostate, renal and bladder cancer. His research interests include discovery of molecular markers of outcomes in prostate cancer and he has recently supervised Masters of Surgery candidates focussed on the quality of life outcomes of men undergoing contemporary treatments for prostate cancer.

For more information see Dr Rasiah's SAH Website profile.

Dr Ken Vaux

Dr Ken Vaux Dr Vaux has worked as a urologist in a number of hospitals throughout his career, both in Australia and overseas. He is a Past Treasurer of the Urological Society of Australasia and is a Member of the American Urological Association. Dr Vaux has obtained special training in the USA involving implantation of penile prostheses and artificial urinary sphincters, neo-bladders and new surgical techniques of radical prostatectomy. He has major interests in uro-oncology, female urology and urodynamics.

For more information see Dr Vaux's SAH Website profile.

Dr Michael Wines

Dr Michael Wines Dr Wines is a member of Sydney Urological Associates with particular interest in complex stone disease, endoscopic and laparoscopic urology. He offers a broad range of general urological services. He completed medical training at the University of Newcastle in 1995 before commencing urology specialisation in 2001, and then obtained his Fellowship in 2004. He is the first NSW Urologist to undertake an approved two year fellowship through the International Endo-urology Society. Dr Wines has a wide range of research interests and has participated in over 10 publications in peer review journals.

For more information see Dr Wine's SAH Website profile.

A/Prof. Henry Woo

Dr Henry Woo Dr Woo is a Urological Surgeon sub-specialising in Prostate Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery with the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney. He has been a pioneer in the development of minimally invasive therapies for benign prostate disease and has extensive experience in the management of prostate cancer. He has extensive clinical trials experience in the areas of prostate cancer and benign prostate disease. He is the only member of the International Greenlight Users Group (IGLU) outside of Europe and the USA, a group that has played a pivotal role in highlighting clinical results for high powered Greenlight Laser photoselective vaporisation of the prostate.

For more information see Dr Woo's SAH Website profile.

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