Rural, Regional, Interstate and International Patients

Dr. Christopher Love treats many patients from outside Melbourne, those patients being prepared to travel to get his expertise and experience

Dr. Love treats many patients from outside metropolitan Melbourne, those patients being prepared to travel to get his expertise and experience in penile implant surgery, penile straightening operations for Peyronie’s disease, minimally-invasive surgical therapies for enlarged prostates and ATOMS sling procedures for urinary incontinence.

Typically, rural, regional, interstate or international patients will make initial contact with Dr. Love via an e-mail or website based enquiry. It is ideal if they can provide as much medical information as possible about their condition, such as a letter or test results from their family doctor.

We will then set up a time for a TeleHealth consultation, via one of the videoconferencing platforms, so that Dr. Love and you can have a 30-45 minute consultation and discussion.

During that consultation Dr. Love can explain exactly what he thinks is the best way of treating your condition, outline the procedure involved, expectations of outcome, risks etc., as well as forwarding to you written information about the procedure, for you to consider at a later date. Some patients are happy to make a commitment to treatment at that initial consultation, some will make a decision a day or so later and contact us then, and some will request a second TeleHealth meeting to answer any further questions they have thought of in the interim. On some occasions our specialist nurse will contact you a week or so after the initial consultation to answer any further questions you have.

The important thing to Dr. Love is that you have understood your condition and the treatment offered and have had enough information and plenty of time to consider how you want to proceed.

In Australia a referral from a doctor to Dr. Love means you receive a higher rebate from Medicare for your consultations, but is not required otherwise. No referral does not affect the rebates from Medicare and Private Health funds for the surgical treatment you have, and Dr. Love is happy to consult with, and treat patients without a formal referral.

It is useful however that we know who your family doctor is so that we can, with your permission, communicate with them about your treatment.

The specialist procedures Dr. Love performs are typically done on a Tuesday, and we organise a face-to-face consultation in our office at Holmesglen Private Hospital, late on a Monday afternoon, and then you are admitted to the hospital after that for your procedure the following morning.

Typically, the length of time in hospital, after your surgery, is:

  • Same day discharge for the simpler penile straightening procedures and procedures like Rezum and UroLift, and
  • Discharge the day after surgery for the other procedures such as penile implants, more complex straightening procedures and ATOMS slings


Generally, however, keeping patients in hospital for an extra 24 hours is not a problem if it fits with travel plans, and this can be discussed and arranged before admission.

Many patients will stay in Melbourne for a few days extra, to be more comfortable when they travel home, and in those cases, we usually arrange a quick post-operative visit the day before they travel.

Typically, the length of time before you can comfortably travel after your surgery, depends on how you are travelling and how far you are travelling:

If travelling as a passenger in a car for a couple of hours:

  • Should be fine the day of, or day after surgery for simpler penile straightening procedures and procedures like Rezum and UroLift,
  • Should be fine two days after surgery for procedures such as penile implants, more complex straightening procedures and ATOMS slings


If driving yourself (not recommended) or travelling in a car for more than a couple of hours:

  • Add another full day to the recommendations above.


If flying for less than a couple of hours:

  • Should be fine the day of, or day after surgery for simpler penile straightening procedures and procedures like Rezum and UroLift,
  • Should be fine two days after surgery for procedures such as penile implants, more complex straightening procedures and ATOMS slings


If flying for more than a couple of hours:

  • Add another full day to the recommendations above.


Although very uncommonly needed, time required for unplanned extended stays in hospital, treatment of other issues or complications that develop whilst in hospital or required admission to specialist units like ICU or CCU, cannot be included in the estimations given.

Our staff are very experienced at helping with travel arrangements for medical care and can certainly offer guidance and advice and will be flexible in trying to fit around your arrangements.

If you wish to have travel arrangements made for you, that fit around the time you need to be in Melbourne for your treatment, we work closely with a travel agent who can make those arrangements for you. Please ask us if that is something that would help you.

Urology South at Holmesglen Private Hospital

Level 2, 490 South Rd Moorabbin, 3189,

Telephone : 03 96604911.

  • Enter main hospital doors opposite the car park roundabout.
  • Please enter via the main hospital entrance and take the lift by reception to 2nd floor where you will find Urology South, Dr Love’s consulting suite.
  • Metered parking is available within the grounds of Holmesglen Private Hospital, at a cost of $6.00. The machine to pay this parking is situated at the front door of the hospital, or others in the rear car parks.
  • For patients staying overnight in hospital who need to park in the hospital car park, you can download the Easy Park app to top up the machine from your bed.


Accommodation Options:

  • Bayside Serviced Apartments, 6 Station St Moorabbin, 03 8592 2136. Across from the Moorabbin Railway Station.
  • The Buckingham International Motor Inn, Nepean Highway, Highett, 03 9555 0011.
  • Quest Apartments.
    • Brighton on the Bay, 250 Esplanade Brighton, 03 9591500.
    • Cheltenham, 37-39 Station Rd, Cheltenham, 03 8523 5800.
    • Moorabbin, 3 Kingston Rd Moorabbin, 9981 8900.

Travel Instructions:

Urology South at Holmesglen Private Hospital is on South Rd., Moorabbin, about 18km southeast of the Melbourne CBD. It is conveniently close to major arterial roads such as Nepean Highway, Warrigal Rd., and the Dingley Bypass

From Melbourne Tullamarine airport, you can travel via taxi to Holmesglen Private. It is approx. 1 hour and a $100 taxi fare.

We can arrange a limousine pickup service from the airport if required.

You can use the airport bus shuttle services to travel between the airport and Urology South at Holmesglen Private Hospital in Moorabbin.

  • You can take the SkyBus Peninsula Express from Terminal 1 at Tullamarine airport to Moorabbin, with the drop off point at Kingston City Hall, corner of South Rd. and Nepean Hwy., some 1.25kms from the hospital. The cost of this is $63 for a return trip.
  • Alternatively you can take the SkyBus Melbourne City Express from Terminals 1,3 and 4 at Tullamarine airport to Southern Cross Station in the CBD. The cost of this is about $36.50 for a return trip.. From there you can connect with train travel.
  • Our main rooms, located in Moorabbin, are on the Frankston railway line. Moorabbin Railway Station, on South Rd, is about 1km west of our office at the hospital. (www.skybus.com.au)
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Melbourne CBD

Level M, 233 Collins St Melbourne, 3000.

  • From the foyer, please take Lift 3 to M (Mezzanine) level.
  • Parking may be available at the underground AOC car park directly under the building in Collins St. Please enter from Manchester Lane. All patients of MHM can have their tickets validated after their consultation, which allows 2 hour parking for $15. Please ask reception staff.


Travel Instructions:

Our office is walking distance to Flinders St Railway Station, or a tram ride from Southern Cross Railway Station, up Collins St.

For travel on public transport (trains or buses) in Melbourne you will need to purchase a MIKI card. (www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki). The MIKI costs $6.00, then you need to top it up with available credit for travel.

Accommodation Options:

There is accommodation in the CBD above our offices

  • Darling Towers, 233 Collins St Melbourne, 1800333269.
  • Breakfree on Collins, 233 Collins St Melbourne, 1300862419.

We are here to help

Dr Love and his team understand that you may be feeling nervous, anxious or embarrassed about your symptoms or condition. We want you to know that you deserve to get the treatment you need and that you can go on to live a fulfilling and satisfying life. It’s never too late.

Talk to an Expert

You can call our expert team confidentially and ask any questions you may have about your symptoms, condition, treatment options and the best way forward. No obligation.

Make an Appointment

You can request an appointment with Dr Love by calling 1800 375 683 or or completing the contact form on this page. You do not need a referral from your GP, but this may assist with the cost of the consultation.

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