About Urological Consultant – Dr. Phillip Katelaris

Dr. Phillip Katelaris

Dr. Katelaris is an internationally and nationally trained and respected urological surgeon.

Dr Katelaris profile

Training and Expertise:

Dr Katelaris first trained as a general and abdominal surgeon before sub-specialising in urological surgery. He then finished his postgraduate surgical training in Germany. 

Dr Katelaris is a known urology specialist sydney and operates out of three locations – Hornsby, Castle Hill and St Leonards. He also performs surgeries at the renowned Sydney Adventist Hospital.

He runs an outpatient urological service in Hornsby. This urology clinic in Hornsby includes an outpatient vasectomy under local anaesthetic, urodynamic evaluation, cystoscopy, Botox injection therapy, and BCG therapy for bladder cancer.

Awards, Research, and Continuous Learning:

Dr Katelaris has received awards for his outstanding service and surgical excellence. He is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. 

He was awarded the highly respected Keith Kirkland Prize from the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Sir Alan Newton Surgical Education Medal from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Katelaris believes that ongoing medical education is paramount to modern surgical practice.

He regularly attends and presents at national and international conferences specialising in the latest advancements in urological and surgical procedures and technologies.

Trained in robotic prostate surgery in the United States, Dr Katelaris adopted it into his practice for his carefully-selected patients. In using Robotic Surgery, Dr Katelaris aims to achieve the three goals of radical prostate cancer surgery: cancer cures and treatments, preservation of continence, preservation of erectile function. Additionally, he also covers sexual dysfunction treatment in Sydney.

Dr. Phillip Katelaris
Dr. Katelaris with the da Vinci Surgical System

He has also conducted research in the field of prostate cancer, particularly concerning the application of magnetic resonance imaging technology for early and accurate diagnosis. 

Even now, Dr Katelaris regularly attends major national and international congresses specialising in advances in urological practice and surgical technologies. These sessions include the annual scientific meetings of the American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology.

In terms of participating in the urological education field, Dr Katelaris has been involved in the medical education of undergraduates and surgical registrars, and he frequently lectures general practitioners on all aspects of urological care. 

Another of Dr Katelaris’ major clinical innovations was establishing the Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney to rehabilitate bladder and sexual function after surgery and radiation therapy for prostate cancer. This multidisciplinary centre provides quality rehabilitative care to men and their partners.

Specific Subspecialties:

Dr Katelaris provides comprehensive urology services specialising in a variety of innovative treatments, including:

Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. In males, a tiny gland in the shape of a walnut generates the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer. Many prostate cancers are slow-growing and restricted to the prostate gland, where they may not be harmful. However, while some types of prostate cancer develop slowly and may require minimum or no therapy, others are aggressive and can rapidly spread. If you’re looking for a urologist in St. Leonards or a prostate specialist in Castle Hill, Dr Katelaris is your best bet.

Early detection of prostate cancer, when it is still localised to the prostate gland, increases the likelihood of a successful therapy.

Robotic surgery (also known as robotic-assisted surgery) is arguably the most innovative medical technology today.

Currently, the most prevalent system includes a camera and the use of very small surgical instruments coupled to robotic arms. A professionally trained surgeon often controls the robotic arms from a viewing screen located in the same room as the operating table. However, the viewing screen might also be situated remotely, enabling surgeons to conduct telesurgery from distant locations.

Contrary to widespread belief, robots do not perform robotic surgery. Instead, the surgeon maintains continuous control over the robotic arms. The robot serves as a tool and might be viewed as a “helper” to the physician. Hence the term, “robotic-assisted surgery.”

Erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence) is the inability to attain and maintain a sufficient erection for sexual activity.

Occasional erectile dysfunction is not usually a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is persistent, it can create stress, diminish self-confidence, and exacerbate relationship issues. Problems obtaining or maintaining an erection may also indicate an underlying health condition that requires treatment and be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Even if you are embarrassed, you should discuss erectile dysfunction with your doctor if you are concerned about it. Occasionally, treating the underlying cause is sufficient to reverse erectile dysfunction. In some instances, medication or other direct therapies may be required.

Female prosthetic surgery is a group of procedures done on the female genitalia to change how they look and/or work. Most of the time, the procedures are put into groups based on what part of the body is being changed. There are no set rules for terminology.

If you’re looking for a reliable urological surgeon in Castle Hill that specialises in this, Dr Katelaris can offer his expertise.

Urinary incontinence is common, and the number of people who have it increases with age. It affects both men and women’s quality of life. The first evaluation takes place in the family doctor’s office and usually does not require an assessment by a urologist or gynecologist.

The goal of the basic workup is to find causes that can be fixed. If no cause can be fixed, the incontinence is called chronic. The next step is to figure out what kind of incontinence you have (urge, stress, overflow, mixed, or functional) and how quickly you need to treat it. Dr Katelaris is a urology surgeon at St. Leonards so if you are in the area, feel free to reach out to schedule a session.

Other parts of the evaluation are lab tests and measuring the amount of urine left in the bladder after urination. If the type of urinary incontinence is still not clear or if there are red flags like blood in the urine, obstructive symptoms, or repeated urinary tract infections, a urologist or urogynecologist should be consulted.

Vasectomy is a method of male contraception that prevents sperm from reaching the egg. It is accomplished by severing and closing the tubes that contain sperm. Vasectomy carries a low risk of complications and is typically performed under local anaesthetic in an outpatient setting.

Before obtaining a vasectomy, you must be positive that you will never father a child. Even though vasectomy reversals are possible, vasectomy should be regarded as a permanent method of male contraception. Dr Katelaris is one of the most renowned vasectomy specialists St. Leonards.

The vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Most surgeons who do vasectomy reversal do so with non-microsurgical procedures, typically resulting in scarring, failure, and dissatisfaction. Even those surgeons who employ genuine microsurgical technology typically only conduct a handful of these surgeries each year or have only a few years of experience and hence have a significantly lower chance of success.

Therefore, if you are considering a vasectomy reversal, you should select a surgeon with considerable experience in genuine microsurgical procedures who can provide you with the highest chance of a successful and positive outcome. Dr Katelaris is one of the best urology doctors in Hornsby so you’re sure to be in good hands.

Professionals in the medical field often treat kidney stones based on their size, location, and type.

Small kidney stones may move naturally through the urine canal. If you can pass a kidney stone, a medical expert may advise you to collect it in a particular container. A health care practitioner will send the kidney stone to a lab to determine its type. If you can aid in the passage of a kidney stone, a medical practitioner may recommend that you consume a lot of liquids. The medical practitioner may also prescribe pain medication.

Larger kidney stones or kidney stones obstructing the urinary tract may cause severe pain and may require immediate medical attention. If you are vomiting and dehydrated, you may require hospitalisation and intravenous fluids.

To learn more about the advances in prostate cancer treatment and find out how it works, check out the Robotic Prostatectomy page for more info. These tools may also be used for many complex and life-threatening situations, like robotic treatment for prostate cancer or the rare Peyronie’s disease treatment in Sydney. 

Dr Katelaris, as one of the top urologists in Sydney, performs all surgeries using the latest advancements, processes, and technologies to ensure excellent results, minimal risks, and improved quality of life. He also has extensive background in treating urinary incontinence, giving prostate cancer treatment, as well as erectile dysfunction treatment in Sydney. Dr Katelaris is a vasectomy specialist, prostate specialist, and a top urological surgeon in Castle Hill, Hornsby, and St. Leonards.

Thought Leadership:

A well-known thought leader and sought-after medical commentator, Dr Katelaris has also appeared frequently in the media and as a guest speaker on the following shows:

For further information about Dr Katelaris and his extensive experience in urological practice and surgery, please explore the website. You can also make an inquiry or request a second opinion on the contact page. Dr Katelaris is a  top urologist in St. Leonards and Hornsby.

Reception and Exclusive Services:

Dr Phillip Katelaris is a board-certified male urologist in Sydney with extensive urology experience. He first studied general and abdominal surgery before specialising in urological surgery. He has committed to learning about the latest medical procedures so that his clients receive the most sophisticated care possible.

Key Differentiators:

Internationally and nationally trained male urological surgeon

Internationally and nationally trained male urological surgeon

Specialised in the field of urological surgery

Specialised in the field of urological surgery

Managed professional staff and service

Managed professional staff and service

Patient Reviews:

Rating 5-star
Paul Betts

"Very professional team, receptionist was friendly, the nurse was excellent – thorough, reassuring, and gentle. Katelaris obviously has a high level of expertise in that procedure. Well executed with no complications. Would highly recommend it. Almost a shame the procedure I had is permanent, otherwise, I'd definitely go back."

Paul Betts


"Dr. Katelaris is super knowledgeable across various fields and I always feel confident gaining his advice. It's always great to find a doctor you can trust. His website also has impeccable information so if I ever need information I can always get some there to be more informed before or after the visit if I want to be!"


"A thoughtful clinician and an excellent surgeon. Resolved all complications from a failed TURP procedure performed by a different Urologist in October 2019. Since Dr Katelaris operated I am back to better than ever and am only sorry that he was not my first choice. I can highly recommend Dr Katelaris."

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