Mr Geoffrey Wells is a urological surgeon based in Melbourne.
After graduating from Melbourne University, Mr Wells trained in general surgery in Australia and spent five years in Scotland where he obtained general surgical fellowships from the Glasgow and Edinburgh Colleges of Surgery.
Upon returning to Australia he obtained his urological fellowship of the Australian College of Surgeons and has subsequently been in private and public practice since 1992.
His special interests include the management of urinary stones, prostate cancer, prostate seed implantation, bladder cancer and urinary diseases. Other general urological procedures include the management of urinary incontinence and sexual disorders in both males and females. Mr Wells also specialises in vasectomy reversal and scrotal surgery.
What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?
Enlargement of the prostate can cause blockage symptoms with poor urinary flow and difficulty emptying. It can also cause symptoms of urinary frequency and irritation.
What are the side effects of having my prostate removed?
Total removal of the prostate for clinical cancer can cause symptoms of urinary leakage and erectile problems.
What medications are available to delay prostatic surgery?
Medications can relax the prostate, decrease prostatic size or symptoms of urgency and frequency. Not all patients with urinary symptoms require medical treatment but if symptoms worsen with medication endoscopic surgery may be necessary.
How reliable is the PSA test?
The PSA test is the most reliable test available to detect early prostate cancer, especially if used in combination with a free/total ratio, family history and a correlation with prostatic size with prostatic examination. Just because the PSA is elevated does not mean that intervention is necessary.
What are the side effects of a TURP?
Trans urethral resection of the prostate is usually performed with patients with blockage symptoms. It can often cause decreased ejaculation and occasionally erectile dysfunction. Sometimes the prostate may grow back and a further procedure may be necessary especially if the prostate is very large. Mr Wells has been performing this operation for over 25 years, undertaking more than 4000 cases.
How do I avoid getting Kidney Stones?
Kidney stones usually occur as a result of dehydration. It is very important to be well hydrated especially in hot weather. A small percentage of people get kidney stones associated with gout or elevated levels of calcium.
How much fluid should I drink daily to reduce the recurrence of Kidney Stones?
Patients requiring an appointment need a referral from their GP. Consultations are available at Camberwell, The Avenue Hospital in Windsor and South Eastern Private Hospital. For initial consultations with voiding problems the urinary flow and bladder emptying can be measured at the Camberwell rooms with a flow machine and bladder scanner.
If surgery is required Mr Wells operates at Cabrini Malvern, The Avenue, Masada, Cotham Private and the Valley hospitals. Uninsured patients are treated at Box Hill Hospital where Mr Wells has an appointment.
31 FAIRHOLM GROVE CAMBERWELL, VIC, 3124
PHONE: (03) 9882 0299 / FAX: (03) 9882 0757
MR WELLS ALSO CONSULTS AT:
THE AVENUE, WINDSOR: For appointments call the Camberwell rooms 98828299
SOUTH EASTERN PRIVATE HOSPITAL: (03) 9547 9133