Frequently Asked Questions

In order to receive a Medicare rebate for consultations a current referral is necessary.

Referrals for general practitioners are valid for 12 months.

Referrals from other specialists are valid for 3 months.

Appointments at all locations can be made by telephoning 9477 7904.

Dr. Katelaris consults in three locations:

Hornsby – Level 1, 51 Palmerston Rd.

St Leonards – North Shore Private Hospital, Level 3, Suite 11.

Castle Hill – Lawton House at 60 Cecil Avenue.

Enquiries can be made via email to [email protected]

Clarification of all fees can be addressed to the office staff before your appointment or procedure.

For all elective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures you will be given a quote for the purposes of informed financial consent, this includes information about rebates from health funds and Medicare.

After hours, on holidays and weekends, Dr. Katelaris can be contacted through the Emergency Department at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga.

If you have an emergency, present to the department and let them know you are one of Dr. Katelaris’ patients.

All operations will be performed by Dr. Katelaris himself. Junior medical officers and surgical registrars in training do not operate on patients under his care.

For patients admitted to the Sydney Adventist Hospital overnight, Dr. Katelaris will telephone the nominated next of kin as soon as possible after the operation has concluded.

For day only surgical patients Dr. Katelaris will discuss their procedure with them in the discharge lounge prior to their leaving the hospital.

Progress reports during a patient’s stay in hospital will be provided to an authorised relative upon request.

If there is anything that you do not understand after a consultation with Dr. Katelaris you are welcome to telephone the office stating the nature of your enquiry. Alternatively Dr. Katelaris will respond to enquiries emailed to [email protected]

After each consultation in the office, the general practitioner will promptly receive a clinical update from Dr. Katelaris.

All medical information is held in strict confidence. Only authorised recipients of clinical information such as the referring general practitioner will be kept informed.

Employed nursing and administrative staff have all signed strict confidentiality agreements with respect to the privacy of our patients.

Yes. Dr Katelaris has been performing minimally invasive vasectomies for 30 years, achieving excellent results. They only require a local anaesthetic and are essentially a walk in, walk out procedure. There is no pain and the patient is able to drive himself home, returning to work the following morning. It is very popular for busy working men.

Dr Katelaris also performs vasectomy reversals, known as a vasovasostomy. This is a slightly more complicated procedure, reconnecting the vas deferens to restore sperm ejaculation, but again Dr Katelaris has achieved excellent results.

Check out our Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal page to find out more.

Yes. This is one of Dr Katelaris’ specialties and he is among Australia’s most experienced urological prosthetic surgeons. His efforts receive a very high rating of satisfaction from his patients and, perhaps more significantly, also from their partners.

Penile prosthetic surgery is one of the best ways to restore normal spontaneous sexual function, particularly if other methods of treating erectile dysfunction have not been effective.

View our Penile Prosthetic Page to find out more.

This depends on the patient and the treatment being sought. There is no set time limit. A thorough initial consultation is essential to gain a full patient history and undertake a proper assessment. Dr Katelaris takes great care to fully answer all questions a patient might have, ensuring that both they and their family understand everything that is being discussed.

At Katelaris Urology, we pride ourselves on seeing patients as quickly as possible. This generally occurs within a week of the appointment, though we can see a patient within 24 hours if they are in pain or the matter is urgent.

We also work very hard to ensure appointments run to time, limiting the inconvenience to patients. You will generally be able to see Dr Katelaris within 15 minutes of the appointed time.
To make an appointment phone (02) 9477 7904, visit our contact pageor email [email protected].

Dr Katelaris is very experienced, having consulted in urology for 30 years. He attends the International American Urological Conference every year, staying up to date with all of the latest scientific research and medical innovations.

He is highly respected in the medical community and has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Noel Newton medal from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Keith Kirkland Prize from the Australian and New Zealand Urological Society.

Find out more about Dr Katelaris and his work.

Dr Katelaris does not attend public hospitals. However, Katelaris Urology has a well-equipped urological outpatients department with a minimal waiting time. This accommodates non-insured patients very comfortably.

Yes. At Hornsby and Castle Hill the parking is very convenient and spaces are normally available on site. At the St Leonards office, you can park in the public car park of North Shore Private Hospital.

At Hornsby, drive into the car park at the site by turning left from Palmerston Road.

At Castle Hill, drive into the undercover car park from Cecil Avenue.

At St Leonards, turn into Westbourne Avenue from the Pacific Highway and follow the signs to the public car park of North Shore Private Hospital.

Click here to see the exact location of each office. 

Yes. Some men are not able to have the vasectomy performed with a local anaesthetic, or else they choose to have the procedure carried out while they are under a general anaesthetic. This can easily be done. For these men, the procedure is carried out in the day surgery unit of the Sydney Adventist Hospital at Wahroonga.

No, but Dr Katelaris does have a generous discount fee structure for the benefit of age pensioners.

Before any appointment or procedure, you can clarify any fees with the office staff, while you will be given a quote for all elective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the purposes of informed financial consent. We will also give you all the relevant information about the rebates you can claim from health funds and Medicare.

Dr. Phillip Katelaris is a highly respected, award-winning urology surgeon based in Sydney. Together with a team of urology specialists, he runs three practices in Hornsby, Castle Hill and St Leonards, and also performs urology surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.  

Learn more about Dr. Katelaris 

Katelaris Urology provides a comprehensive range of urological services, including the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, prostate issues, and other urological disorders. 

Yes, all urologists at Katelaris Urology are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience dealing with men’s health issues. Each has a specialism to ensure you are provided with the correct care based on your condition and circumstances.

While all health insurance plans are different, yours may include urology services. To be sure, we suggest speaking with your provider about your policy and the type of cover included. 

In short, no. You can still book an appointment with one of our urologists without having a referral, in fact we recommend you do so if you have any health concerns or symptoms. Patients referred by their GP are also welcome to contact us and arrange a consultation.