According to the American Urological Association, benign prostatic hyperplasia is the most common urological disease of men with an estimated 50% of men in their 50's and 80-90% in their 70's and 80's.
Common symptoms of BPH include:
Dr Al-Sameraaii offers medical and surgical therapies for BPH depending on the symptoms you are experiencing and their severity. Dr Al-Sameraaii offers the gold-standard in surgical therapy including enucleation of the enlarged/occluding prostate zones with the Thulium/Holmium lasers. We also offer the UroLift and Rezum water vaporisation.
There is no doubt that stones are one of the most painful events someone experiences but they are also quite an urgent matter. Stones can cause blockages in your lower urinary tract and can cause infections and permanent damage to your organs.
Dr Al-Sameraaii uses a laser to blast the stones to tiny pieces/dust. They are then retrieved with a "basket" and a stent is placed to facilitate the draining of gravels and debris.
We know that stones can be a traumatic experience, so we have set up a fax line for the sole purpose of referrals for patients with stones. Please ask your general practitioner to fax your stone referral to (02) 6169 3210 to make sure you are seen soon.
Dr Al-Sameraaii is passionate about cancer diagnosis treatment and the follow up care post-treatment.
We offer a transperineal prostate biopsy and bladder inspections in-office - so if you are not insured for private hospitals this can be cheaper than having it done at a private hospital but also faster than waiting on the public wait list.
Dr Al-Sameraaii has a vast experience of curative intent treatment and can offer you surgery in the form of robotic, open, laparoscopic and laparoscopic hand-assisted.
Sometimes curative intent surgeries are not necessary at the time and your condition can be kept on "active surveillance/watchful waiting". Dr Al-Sameraaii can request regular tests and perform regular inspections to keep an eye on your condition.
Dr Al-Sameraaii attends a multidisciplinary meeting every week to discuss specific patient results with radiologists and oncologists to determine the best treatment for each patient.
Dr Al-Sameraaii performs the Plastibell method for in-office circumcisions. This procedure is done only on a Saturday (by appointment only) and will require you to be in our clinic for approximately an hour.
We perform the Plastibell circumcision in-office on patients aged six months and under.
You are appointed a 45-minute slot with the doctor. You will have adequate time to be informed on the procedure and ask any questions as the procedure itself is no longer than 10 minutes.
The procedure costs $550 out-of-pocket and includes two follow up appointments.
It is common practice for a patient to have a stent as a preventative method or go home with one after surgery.
Symptoms that may occur with stent irritation:
We provide a stent removal in-office - so if you are not insured for private hospitals this can be cheaper than having it done at a private hospital but also faster than waiting on the public wait list.
Overactive bladder is a common problem for both men and women. It can lead to poor quality of life and bad sleeping habits.
Common Symptoms of overactive bladder are:
Dr Al-Sameraaii provides treatment for overactive bladder in the form of Botox bladder injections and Urgent-PC (percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation).
Unfortunately, people do need to perform self-catheterisation sometimes. This can be due to a number of reasons.
We understand that it is sometimes a traumatic thing to do, so we have a nurse educator who runs a clinic once a month to teach you the best techniques and give you tips. You will be taught how to perform the self-catheterisation with less pain, how to reduce infections and about the different type of catheters available to you.
A urodynamic study assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine.
A urodynamic study is performed when a patient has symptoms of urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, poor stream/incomplete bladder emptying, urinary difficulties associated with neurological diseases and men with urinary blockage symptoms.
The procedure involves the patient attending the clinic and voiding into a special toilet which measures the flow of urine. After your initial void, find catheters are inserted which fill the bladder and allow measurements to be recorded. The patient then describes their sensations of urgency or discomfort during the procedure.
A flexible cystoscopy is a tiny flexible camera which is inserted into the urethra and bladder. The procedure in our rooms is done under local anaesthesia and takes approximately 15 minutes.
It is common to have a flexible cystoscopy if you have the following symptoms:
Generally, you are able to drive home afterwards, though you may have slight discomfort so it is a good idea to have someone come with you.