About The Urology Hospital

The Urology Hospital, the only specialised hospital of its kind anywhere in Africa, has been in existence for more than 20 years as a centre of excellence in its field.

With more than 20 urologists under one roof, it offers unparalleled expertise in urology using the latest in highly specialised technology as well as nursing staff specially trained in urology. The hospital specialises in the treatment of male, female and paediatric urological conditions, including prostate cancer, kidney stones, bladder control problems and pelvic floor. Other common procedures performed at the hospital include: circumcisions, vasectomies, prostatectomies, nephrectomies (removal of the kidney) and male infertility. The hospital maintains its association with the academic world to ensure ongoing research, medical education and training in the development of urology.

What do Urologists do?

Urologists are highly trained specialist surgeons who use both medication and surgery as
part of a comprehensive approach to care for men and women and children with urological problems. 
Urologists are cancer surgeons who treat cancer of the urinary bladder, kidneys, prostate,
and testis. Urologists also treat sexual problems in men including erectile dysfunction and male infertility.

What are urological diseases?

  • Benign prostatic enlargement
  • Kidney and ureteral stones
  • Cancers of Kidney, Testis, Penis, Urethra, Prostate and Bladder
  • Overactive bladder symptoms
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Sexual Dysfunction (such as erectile dysfunction)
  • Male infertility
  • Nocturia
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urological infections



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Our patients can expect a dedicated service with focused attention from the team of experienced consultants and elite medical and administrative staff.

Feel free to contact one of our friendly staff members and we will assist you from there


Africa’s only specialised Urology centre of excellence.

Over 20 Urologists
Specialised Physician (Nephrologist)
Specialised Surgeons

General Physician
A Intensivist
Radiation Oncologist

Pelvic Wellness Clinic

The Urology Hospital’s Pelvic Wellness Clinic is a unique, multidisciplinary clinic that combines the expertise of specialists with a common focus on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The dedicated specialists combine urology, urogynaecology and colorectal surgery as a one-stop clinic for diagnosing and treatment of all pelvic health needs.

Dr Frans van Wijk

012 342 9417

Dr JEL Blake

Urologist 012 423 4206

Dr Paul Swart

012 328 4326

Dr Norbert Welkovics

Surgeon & Intensivist
012 664 3903

Dr PS Sivsankar

Urologist 012 342 5694

Robotic surgery was introduced in SA in 2013 when the urology hospital acquired the first robotic-assisted surgical system. Since then, the hospital has performed more than a 1 000 robotic procedures - the large majority (about 96%) being prostatectomies (surgical removal of the cancerous prostate). The robotic system can also be used for partial nephrectomies (removal of cancerous parts of the kidney), cystectomies (removal of the bladder) and could in future be applied to gynaecological procedures, female incontinence and colorectal surgery.

Robotic surgery – Revolutionising minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Robotic surgery – Revolutionising minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of prostate cancer.

The urology hospital boasts over 20 urologists – the biggest concentration in one centre – 10 of which are qualified robotic surgeons and two among them are robotic proctor surgeons. Robotic surgery gives patients the choice of selecting the most advanced minimally invasive surgical option. Additionally, research shows that robotic surgery results in better post-operative preservation of erectile function and improved urinary continence compared to open surgery. Robotic assisted surgery significantly improved patient outcomes, is the treatment of choice for patients and surgeons across the world, and is the future of surgery in SA.

Benefits include:

Improved precision Less pain and blood loss Shorter catheter time Less scarring Reduced hospital stay with quicker return to work

Less invasive. More Precise. Faster recovery.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision
Outstanding due to Excellence and committed to specialised patient care.

Our Mission
To inform and educate the broader community on the prevention, early identification and treatment of urological-related diseases and conditions.

Personalised therapy for all urological problems

We offer rapid access to an expert opinion and provide you with the most appropriate medical care. We deliver personalised therapy for all urological problems including: cancers of the prostate and bladder, kidney stones, incontinence, difficulty passing urine, vasectomy reversal and infertility concerns.

View all our listed Urological Diseases and Procedures

Urology Hospital News

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Have a question regarding treatment options?

Should you wish to consult with an Urologist, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

or call (012) 423 4000