Urology

Specialists

Urology

Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan

MBBS, FRACS

Speciality:
Urology
Phone: 08 6189 2970
Email: admin@albanydayhospital.com.au

Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan is a medical graduate of the University of Western Australia and achieved his FRACS in Urology in 2002. He completed post-fellowship training in General Urology and Urological Oncology in the UK and undertook a Traveling Fellowship in Germany and the USA, studying with international experts in the fields of Neurourology, Urodynamics and Incontinence.

Dr Thavaseelan has a special interest in prostate cancer diagnosis and management and has been performing Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy since 2008. His other special interests include management of male urinary incontinence particularly post prostate cancer treatment and prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction. In addition, he is well recognised for his expertise in Neurourology and voiding dysfunction. He currently runs a comprehensive urodynamic service at SJOG Mt Lawley and was involved with the State Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Shenton Park and FSH.

Dr Thavaseelan is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and a trainer of other urologists nationally in male urinary incontinence surgery and penile prosthetic surgery. He is actively involved in college activities and is currently Chair of the WA Section of the Urological Society. He is on the Board of Directors for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and the WA Urological Research Organisation.

Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan
Dr Trenton Barrett

MBBS, FRACS

Speciality:
Urology
Phone: 08 6189 2970
Email: admin@albanydayhospital.com.au

Trenton Barrett is a urologist with subspecialty interest in female urology, andrology and male infertility. In 2012 he was the second Western Australian trainee ever to be awarded the prestigious Keith Kirkland travelling fellowship by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Trenton completed a fellowship in Adelaide followed by a further subspecialty fellowship in female urology and andrology in the UK through the Leicester General Hospital. Dr Barrett has completed an observership with the female reconstructive unit at University College Hospital London and undergone training in male infertility microsurgery at Cornell in New York City and the PUR clinic in Clermont, Florida.

In addition to private practice, Trenton has a public appointment in General and Spinal Urology at Fiona Stanley Hospital and the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. He is active in teaching urology trainees as well as those from other specialties.

Dr Trenton Barrett
Dr Matthew Brown

MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Speciality:
Urology
Phone: 08 6189 2970
Email: admin@albanydayhospital.com.au

Matt Brown assists patients with all manner of Urological problems, but has a subspecialty interest in robotics, prostate cancer, and Academic surgery. Matt is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, where he completed his medical degree and a PhD in Surgery. In addition to his training in Urology, Matt has undertaken an internationally competitive fellowship in robotics, and worked as a consultant Urologist/Robotic Surgeon at the world famous Guy’s Hospital in London.

Matt returned to Perth in 2015, and took up a substantive appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital. His private practice at Perth Urology Clinic visits Albany each month and consults at the Great Southern Specialist Centre and have a monthly surgical list at Albany Day Hospital.

Aside from looking after his own patients, Matt has a passion for teaching robotic surgery and frequently flies interstate to mentor other surgeons. When at home, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family and trying to stay upright on his paddleboard.

Mr Bown’s special interests are:
• General adult urology
• Laparoscopy
• Robotic surgery
• (Comprehensive) laser stone surgery
• Uro-oncology
• Endourology
• Academic surgery

Dr Matthew Brown
Dr Shane La Bianca

MBBS, FRACS (UROL)

Speciality:
Urology
Phone: 08 6189 2970
Email: admin@albanydayhospital.com.au
Languages spoken: Italian, French, English

Dr La Bianca studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and graduated in 1991. He achieved his FRACS in Urology in 1999 and completed his training in Vancouver, Canada, at the VGH-UBC Prostate Centre, where he undertook a clinical fellowship in advanced pelvic Uro-Oncology.

He is an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, has presented at numerous local and international meetings and is published widely on prostate cancer, psa and hormonal therapy. Dr La Bianca consults at Perth Urology Clinic and Albany’s Great Southern Specialist Centre. He conducts a monthly surgical list at Albany Day Hospital.

Dr La Bianca’s special interests include bladder cancer, cystectomy, bladder reconstruction, Peyronie’s Disease, penile implant surgery, chronic pelvic pain syndromes and prostate cancer. He is an avid Facebooker and technophile. Outside of work, Dr La Bianca enjoys time with his family, listening to his eclectic vinyl record collection, skiing, cycling, travel, slow food and good wine.

Special Interests/Services Offered:
• Prostate cancer
• Bladder cancer
• Erectile dysfunction & prosthetic urology
• Vasectomy reversal
• Greenlight laser surgery

Dr Shane La Bianca