Dr Christopher Love

MB, BS, FRACS

Urologist and Prosthetic Surgeon

Dr Christopher Love is one of Australia’s most experienced Urological Surgeons, and the foremost Penile Implant and Peyronie’s Disease Surgeon in Australia.

With over 35 years’ experience, Dr Love is known throughout the industry and by his patients as a caring, thoroughly professional and experienced surgeon with exceptional outcomes.

Dr Love specialises in:

Background

Dr Christopher Love graduated from Monash University, Australia, in 1978. He spent his early training years in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Sydney, Australia to commence training as a urologist.  He completed his Urology training in Melbourne in 1986, and then did post-fellowship training in San Francisco., USA.

He became involved in Men’s Health in 1987 and has been a major penile implant surgeon in Australia since that time and is now the highest volume implant surgeon in Australia. He is regarded as a leading national expert in the field of prosthetic urology.

Dr Love is a mentor for International urologists who choose to come and do a post-graduate Fellowship  programme with Dr. Love. Dr Love has trained urologists from USA, Canada, Israel and England. These urologists spend one year with Dr Love and his colleagues learning about the latest treatments and operations in his sub-speciality field.

Specialties

Dr Love has developed his own technique for penile implant surgery, the Minimally-Invasive No-Touch (MINT) procedure, which has resulted in some of the lowest published infection rates for primary penile implant surgery in the world.

He is also the most experienced Australian surgeon in Peyronie’s disease, and one of only a very small number of surgeons in the country doing length restoration surgery, with penile implantation, for Peyronie’s disease.

Dr. Love also continues to treat all aspects of general urology.

Award: Centre of Excellence for Penile Implants

Dr. Love is the only urologist in the Southern hemisphere to be awarded the Prof. Steven Wilson “Center of Excellence for Penile Implants” award and is one of only seven centres in the world to receive that accolade.

Why does Dr Love specialise in urology?

Many people ask whether my choice to be a Urologist and more so a Urologist specialising in Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and prostate enlargement, was related to my surname!

The answer is actually because these problems are very common, can be very embarrassing to patients, debilitating on their quality of life, and often under treated. These problems are not as high-profile or as easy to talk about as cancer or kidney stones, but to men suffering from these problems, they are just as important.

There are many Urologists and doctors specialising in cancer surgery and other conditions that are potentially life-threatening but not as many with an interest in the more embarrassing and hidden conditions, such as erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and prostate enlargement. Whilst these may not reduce years of life, but they do have an enormous impact on a man’s quality of life and therefore it’s an area well worthwhile being involved in, and I am proud to be one of the foremost Australian urologists helping men in these areas.

It is immensely satisfying to be able to make a difference to a man’s quality of life with treatments, including minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Dr Love's Goals

  • To clearly communicate with patients in order to understand their problems
  • To educate patients about their condition
  • To give patients options for treatment, and make sure they understand those options.
  • To help and guide patients in their choice of treatment
  • To improve community, doctor and other health professional awareness and education of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and prostate enlargement.
  • To promote research in the area of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.

Affiliations

Dr Love has published multiple papers on a variety of urology topics and has given numerous lectures and presentations to patient groups, urologists and primary care physicians, as well as demonstrating and teaching aspects of urologic prosthetic surgery, both nationally and internationally.

In conjunction with Dr. Darren Katz and Dr. Gideon Blecher, Dr. Love runs an International Fellowship programme in male infertility, prosthetic urology and Peyronie’s disease in Melbourne, Australia.

He is on the international prosthetic surgical training panel for Coloplast.

He is a member of Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, and an international member of the American Urologic Association and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, as well as being a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the Asian Pacific Society for Sexual medicine, and he maintains close ties and association with many of the leading prosthetic urologists and Peyronie’s disease surgeons in North America, UK, Europe, and South America.

Dr. Love is a regular faculty member at the biennial Men’s Health Surgical Masterclass convened by Prof. David Ralph in London UK and is the convenor of the Australasian Men’s Health Surgical Masterclass held in Melbourne in the intervening years.

Dr. Love is actively involved in clinical research with male health and has been an investigator on a wide range of clinical trials within the area.

He was the senior urologist at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, and was the inaugural Chairman, and is the current Chairman, of the Andrology Section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Love is now in private urologic surgery practice at Holmesglen Private Hospital in Moorabbin, Victoria and in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Love is a member of:

  • The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • American Urologic Association
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • International Society for Sexual Medicine
  • Société Internationale d’Urologie
  • European Association of Urology


Dr Love was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Video Journal of Prosthetic Urology (VJPU), the premier international journal for urologists doing penile implants and similar surgery. He is one of only four international urologists on the Board and was honoured to be asked. 

Consulting Locations

Dr Love consults at:
Urology South, Level 2 Holmesglen Private Hospital, 490 South Rd., Moorabbin 3189

Also available at:
Level M, 233 Collins St., Melbourne 3000