Frequently Asked Questions

The contact number for both centres are – Phone: (02) 9553 7110, Fax: (02) 9475 1330.

 St George Urology – Consulting Locations:

Suite 5, Level 3
St George Medical Complex
1 South Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

Suite 106, Level 1
26-28 Gibbs Street
Miranda NSW 2228

St George Urology – Operating Locations:

St George Private Hospital
1 South Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

Waratah Private Hospital
31 Dora Street
Hurstville NSW 2220

Hurstville Private Hospital
37 Gloucester Road
Hurstville NSW 2220

Macquarie University Clinic
Macquarie University Hospital
3 Technology Place, Macquarie University
Sydney NSW 2109

  • Your referral from either your GP or specialist (if you choose not to bring a referral you still can see the doctor but you will not be eligible to a rebate from Medicare for your consultation).
  • Your Medicare, Private Health Fund and Pension card (Age/Disability).
  • The results of any tests you have had – blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound scans.
  • ​List of medications you take.
  • Your referral from your GP is valid for 12 months.
  • Your referral from your specialist is valid for 3 months.
  • There will be a consultation fee payable on the day.
  • ​You are entitled to a rebate back from Medicare and we can submit it on your behalf.

We accept all credit cards (without any extra fees), cash or cheque.

No. If you have any messages that need to be passed on to the doctor our secretarial staff are more than happy to do so.

Our practice is not a bulk billing practice.

 No, the consultation is only claimable from Medicare. We can submit a claim for you on the day of your consultation.

The doctors only use dissolvable stiches, which do not need removal.

Cathether removal will be dependent on the type of surgery. You will be advised following your operation.

Passing blood stained urine or even some small clots following some urological procedures is normal and should settle within 1-2 days. If you are concerned don’t hesitate to call the practice during office hours or the hospital where you had your procedure. They will be able to contact the doctor.

  • You will be notified the business day prior to your surgery between 2-4pm of the time to arrive at the hospital, when to fast and what else is expected of you.
  • If your surgery is scheduled on a Monday you will be notified on the Friday prior.

We do our best to accommodate our patients, however at times this may not be possible.

There are a number of anaesthetists that work with our practice, we will advise you at the time of booking who will be looking after you.

Postoperative appointments are made at the time of booking your procedure.

24 Hours post general anaesthetic. If a longer period is required you will be advised accordingly.

Once you are discharged from recovery and returned to the ward

  • Day surgery patients: When you are able and feel well enough.
  • Inpatients: The postoperative nurse will advise you according to the doctor’s instructions.

No food or water is to be consumed

You will be given an estimate of fees at the time of booking your procedure. You will need to check with your health fund and the anaesthetist if there will be any other costs to you.

You will be entitled to a rebate from your health fund as well as Medicare but there maybe an out of pocket cost.

Your doctor will advise you when you can return to your normal exercise.

You will be given postoperative information, which will advise you of how to care for your wound and any dressings.

  • All scans, x-rays, ultrasounds relating to your surgery.
  • All medications you usually take.
  • The hospital will advise if anything else is required.