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general urology

general urology

At Restore Urology, we help our patients live full and rich lives by optimising urological health.

Founded by world-class leading urologists, Dr Gideon Blecher and Dr Christopher Love, we offer a comprehensive range of general urology services with the latest techniques and tailored treatments. Together we can monitor and address issues early, preventing further complications and prioritising your wellbeing.

restore urology can help

Paying attention to any concerns or changes you experience with your urinary and genital wellness is vital to protecting your overall health.

We work to uncover the root cause(s) of your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan. We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, which may involve a physical exam and diagnostic tests such as blood work, urine testing, or imaging. Based on the results, we’ll provide a personalised treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to request an appointment. We require you to have a GP referral to see our doctors.

It’s important to address any symptoms or issues early to prevent further complications and maintain your overall urological health.

common urological concerns

blood in the urine

Blood in the urine, also known as haematuria, is a concerning symptom that may indicate a number of underlying urological issues, including infection, kidney stones, prostate issues, or even bladder or kidney cancer. It’s important to investigate the cause of blood in the urine, so we conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history and perform a physical exam, as well as doing other tests to assess the source of the bleeding. These tests may include diagnostic tests such as blood work, urine tests, imaging studies such as CT or MRI scans, and possibly a cystoscopy or other specialised procedures. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause of the bleeding, but may include medication, surgery, or other interventions to address the underlying condition.

kidney (urinary) stones

Urinary stones, also known as kidney stones, are mineral deposits that form from the salts in urine. Found in the urinary tract, they can cause significant pain and discomfort, as well as other complications such as infection or blockage of the urinary system. Sometimes no surgical treatment is needed, but if required, we can offer a variety of management options, including dissolving treatments for some stones, shock wave therapy, or endoscopic laser treatments. An ultrasound and CT scan are often required to guide the ideal treatment in your specific circumstance.

urinary leakage

Urinary leakage is the leaking of urine that you can’t control. It’s a common and often embarrassing, condition with a number of causes. The good news is that there are many ways to manage or treat this condition that may also help restore your confidence and wellbeing. We work with you to understand the cause of the leakage, in order to provide expert guidance and determine the best treatment options for you.

enlarged prostate

The prostate gland, which is responsible for producing some of the ejaculate, can enlarge over time. As the prostate is just under the bladder, its growth can cause a variety of symptoms. Medication is one of the most common treatments, however if a surgical approach is necessary, we offer TURP, GreenLight laser, or the minimally-invasive therapies, Rezum steam therapy and UroLift. Your urologist will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for your personal circumstances.

peyronie's disease (curved penis)

Peyronie’s Disease is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the penis, causing the penis to curve or bend during an erection. This can cause pain, discomfort and difficulty during sexual intercourse. Non-surgical treatment options may include medications or use of a vacuum pump or traction device, but many patients will require surgical correction of the curved penis.

erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), is one of the most common conditions we see in our practice. Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse can be caused by a variety of physical, psychological and lifestyle factors. It can have a significant impact on your quality of life and relationships. The appropriate treatment for every patient is a highly personal decision, which is why we offer our expertise, guidance and support to help you address the issue and restore your confidence.

scrotal swelling/Lumps

Scrotal swelling or lumps are a common urological symptom. Although many people fear cancer, there are actually a number of causes, including infections, hernias, varicoceles, or cysts. Testicular cancer is a cause which needs to be excluded. We’ll do this promptly for you following a thorough consultation, with a quick ultrasound and some blood tests. The treatment depends on the underlying cause of the swelling, but may include medication or surgery.

If you are concerned about any urological symptoms or have any questions, please schedule an appointment with our urologist team for further evaluation and treatment.

raised psa

Prostate Specific Antigen (or PSA) is an enzyme secreted by the prostate. Although it naturally occurs in the body, when we detect raised PSA levels, it’s a potential indicator of underlying issues, including cancer.
While many patients have no symptoms for a high PSA, the causes may include: urinary tract infection, prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, prostate infection (Prostatitis), acute urinary retention, recent trauma/surgery or age.

Dr Blecher or Dr Love will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your elevated PSA, and work with you to develop an appropriate treatment option, if required.

circumcision & partial circumcision

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin; the skin that covers the tip of the penis. The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves removing the foreskin and then suturing the skin together.

Partial circumcision is a surgical alternative which is appropriate only for some people, where circumcision is not desired. It aims to widen the foreskin rather than remove it completely.

There are many reasons why people choose to have a circumcision. In many cases it may be recommended for medical reasons, such as recurrent infections, inability to retract the foreskin or difficulty with hygiene. Some people’s reasons include religious, cultural, or personal preferences. However, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of circumcision with your urologist to make an informed decision.

It is important to note that circumcision, like any surgical procedure, carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection and pain.

Our priority is ensuring your optimal urological wellbeing.
Our world-class Urologists employ leading techniques, providing care and consideration to support you every step of the way.