Patient Education Brochures

Radical Prostatectomy Pre & Post Op…

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The Prostate and Prostate Cancer

This invaluable resource for GPs and patients alike, has been written by Assoc Prof. Paul Cozzi as a comprehensive, accessible guide for anyone interested in prostate health. If you would like a copy please phone our rooms. Read more

Flexi-Cystoscopy Post Op Info

A cystoscopy is a telescopic inspection of the bladder. Until recently cystoscopy required the use of rigid metal instruments. With the advent of new technology flexible cystoscopes have been constructed which are soft and very small… Read more

TRUS Post Op Sheet

Prostatic ultrasound or TRUS is performed with a special ultrasound probe which is passed up the back passage and allows visualization of the prostate gland. Read more

Cystoscopy Post Op Info

Cystoscopy is a telescopic inspection of the bladder. This involves the introduction of a telescope to your bladder which allows the doctor to see the inside of the bladder and urethra. Read more

Pre-Op Medications

Prior to your admission to hospital, it will be necessary for you to stop taking certain medications, which are known to affect blood clotting. Read more


This information is designed to help you prepare for your surgery. It will also help you plan how to take care of yourself in the weeks following your discharge from hospital. Read more

Vasectomy Info

There are many forms of contraception available, and consideration needs to be given to the most appropriate form for your particular situation. Read more

Lowering Uric Acid Production

Uric acid is a break down of a form of protein called purine. When purines are broken down they form uric acid and this is excreted in the urine. Read more

Ureteric Stents

A ureteric stent (JJ stent, double J stent or pig-tail stent) is a plastic tube inserted into your ureter to prevent or treat obstruction of the urine flow from the kidney. Read more

Time and Volume record

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Care of Catheter Valve

A catheter valve is a device used to drain urine from a urethral or supra pubic catheter, as an alternative to a drainage bag. Read more

Care Indwelling Catheter

Drink at least 2 Litres of fluid daily – this will help prevent infections and catheter blockage. Read more

Clean Intermittent Self Catheterisation

Self-catheterisation is a form of treatment designed to help those people whose bladders cannot empty properly. Read more

Incontinence Suppliers

If you need to purchase incontinence pads or you wish to trial a different pad, then these companies will send out samples for you to try. Read more

interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis (I/C) is a “symptom complex”, which means in medical terms it is often called many names, but the patient suffers the same symptoms. Read more

New Bladder Management

You will need to sit when voiding. As you void, try to relax your pelvis. Gently strain to help empty your bladder. Read more


TUMT is a proven nonsurgical alternative for treating symptomatic and obstructive benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as an outpatient treatment. Read more


Cryosurgery is a technique that utilises extremely low temperatures to destroy tissue. Read more


High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) works by generating small areas of energy about the size of a grain of rice. The release of this energy within the prostate causes the tissue to heat up. Read more


Dietary Advice for Men with Prostate Cancer

All men have a significant risk of developing microfocal prostate cancer during their lifetime. Whilst only a relatively small number (approximately 13%) will develop clinical disease, those who do so, can suffer the adverse effects which… Read more

Erectile Function Questionnaire

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Management of Prolonged Erections

A prolonged erection can be a rare side effect of Caverject,bimix or trimix use. This can be harmful to the penis. Read more

Peyronies Disease

What is Peyronie’s Disease? Peyronie’s disease (named after Francois de la Peyronie, surgeon to King Louis XV of France) is the hardening of tissue (fibrosis) in the penis. Read more

Problems of the Testes

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Penis Problems

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Focus on Prostatitis

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Minipress Therapy

Minipress or Prazosin is a drug that blocks alpha-adrenergic receptors or certain types of smooth muscle. Read more

ADT Handout

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Mens Sexual Health

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Sexual Difficulties

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