Speciality

Subspeciality

  • Urology
  • Functional urology, Uro-oncology

Areas of interest

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Laparoscopic surgery, Laser and Lithotripsy, Robotic urology, Stone disease

About

Mr Yee Chan is a Melbourne urologist who specialises in robotic surgery, urooncology, benign prostatic hyperplasia and stone disease. He was one of the first urologists in Melbourne who performs minimally invasive keyhole surgery. These include laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (removal of prostate), nephrectomy (removal of kidney), partial nephrectomy (partial removal of kidney) and other complex reconstructive surgeries. He has since transitioned to performing these surgeries using the robot since 2005. Mr Yee Chan has strong belief in holistic approach to patient care. He understands the importance of maintaining good communication with patients. Mr Yee Chan's career is highlighted by his major role in establishing minimally invasive keyhole surgery in urology at the Austin Health and Epworth Freemasons. He performed the first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for the live kidney donor programme of the Austin Health in 2007. With his experience in minimally invasive surgery, he is a proctor for younger urologists who are learning robotic surgery. He is also involved in teaching and mentoring of urology registrars and overseas visiting fellows in laparoscopic surgery at the Austin Health.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade

Hospital

Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Hospital

Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Suite 102
320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Consulting Location

38 Mt Dandenong Road
Ringwood East Victoria 3135

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern

Suite 5A, 1
Arnold Street
Box Hill Victoria 3128

Consulting Location

Thomastown Consulting Rooms

113
High Street
Thomastown Victoria 3074

Education and training

  • Overseas Fellowship Freemans Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 2000
  • Completion of Urology Training in Australia 1999
  • Resident and registrar training Royal Melnoune Hospital 1991-1996
  • Completion of medical degree University of Melbourne 1990

Research

  • “Strategy for Success: A multi-institutional study on robotic partial nephrectomy for complex renal lesions” BJU Int. 2017 Oct 26. doi: 10.1111/bju.14059.
  • “The Role Of Cystectomy in Elderly Patients – a Multicentre Analysis” BJU int 2015 Oct 116 Suppl 3:73-9
  • “Anastomosing Haemangioma of the Kidney – a Rare Morphological Variant of Haemangioma Characteristics of Genitourinary Tract” Pathology, February 2013, 45(2), 193-195
  • Integration of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy into an Australian Public Hospital: 3 Year Follow-up of Our Initial 50 Cases” BJUI, Vol 109, Issue s3, April 2012, 35-39
  • “Laparoscopic Controlled and Assisted Percutaneous Transperitoneal Endoscopic Extraction of Renal Collecting System Stone calculi” J Endourology 2005; 19 (Suppl. 1): A56

Qualifications

  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1990
  • FRACS 1999

Professional Associations

  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • RACS
  • Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria

Public Appointments

  • Austin Health