What is urology?
Urology is the surgical and medical management of problems of the male and female urinary system, and male reproductive system. There is some overlap with other areas of medicine and surgery, and sometimes joint care is required.
What to bring to your appointment at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
- Referral letter from your GP or other doctor (if you have it; usually this has been sent to Nick already)
- Medicare card, DVA card, Pension card
- Private Insurance information and card
- Copies of results of any tests relevant to the appointment:
- other radiology
- blood tests
- urine test
- a list of your medications
- a list of your other medical problems and previous operations
How to make an appointment with Nick Brook
If you have a urological problem, you should talk to your GP, who can discuss your condition with you and advise on whether any specialist care is needed. If your GP thinks you need a referral, they will give you a referral letter which you should bring to your consultation.
After you have your referral, contact the rooms at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital (Tel: 08 8267 1424) and we will arrange an appointment time that suits you. Very often, the letter will have already been sent to Nick.
Medical record confidentiality
Your medical details are treated as confidential. Clinic and hospital staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of their employment.
Communication will undertaken with your GP, and if other specialists need to be involved in your care, only relevant details will be passed to them, but you will be asked about this beforehand.
Does Nick Brook treat patients without Private Health Insurance?
If you do not have Private Health Insurance but would like to have your operation performed in the Private Hospital by Nick Brook, this can be arranged for you after your consultation.
Nick also operates in the public system at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Due to waiting list pressures, the waiting times for most surgery are generally longer than if your operation was to be performed in a Private Hospital. However, for urgent operations this is not always the case.
The Royal Adelaide is a large teaching hospital. The majority of elective surgical procedures will be supervised by a consultant urologist, but some or all of the procedure will be performed by one of our registrars or fellows (doctors in the process of training to become a qualified urologist).
Nick is committed to providing the best quality of care for all patients, and if you would like your surgery performed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital this can be arranged for you.