About Us


Perth Urology Clinic is a urological group practice in Perth, Western Australia.  

We set our clinic up to answer the questions

  1. ‘What would improve a patients journey through illness, from diagnosis through to treatment and beyond?’  
  2. ‘What would we, as doctors, expect from our treatment if we ourselves were patients?’
  • Rapid assessment and diagnosis – Waiting for an appointment or a diagnosis is distressing.  With more surgeons we are able to offer appointments quickly.
  • Sub-specialty knowledge – Patients should be seen by a surgeon with genuine interest and training in their condition.
  • A collaborative approach – Two heads are better than one… and eight are even better.  We work together to give patients the benefit of over 50 years accumulated experience.
  • All the options – As a group we can manage all urological conditions.   Between us we offer a wide range of treatment options so that the patient can make an informed decision.
  • Multidisciplinary care – With associated allied health specialists we can offer broad and holistic care.
  • Continuous cover – With eight surgeons working together, Perth Urology Clinic is always available!  If your primary surgeon is away there will be internal cover, as well as 24 hour emergency access for your GP.

Beyond being generalists, our surgeons all have complementary skill sets and fields of interest backed up by subspecialty training. This allow us to deliver holistic gold standard care to patients suffering a wide range of urological conditions, delivered by doctors who really do care about each particular condition.

Our main consulting rooms are at the Hollywood Medical Centre and Wexford Medical Centre, with additional consulting at Geraldton and Albany.

Dr Shane La Bianca – MBBS, FRACS

Dr Shane La BiancaDr La Bianca studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and graduated in 1991, achieved his FRACS in Urology in 1999 and completed his training in Vancouver, Canada, at the VGH-UBC Prostate Centre where he undertook a clinical fellowship in advanced pelvic Uro-Oncology. He is an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, has presented at numerous local and international meetings and is published widely on prostate cancer, psa and hormonal therapy. Dr La Bianca’s special interests include Bladder Cancer, Cystectomy, Bladder Reconstruction, Peyronie’s Disease, Penile Implant Surgery, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes and Prostate Cancer. He is an avid facebooker and technophile. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, listening to his eclectic vinyl record collection, skiing, cycling, travel, slow food and good wine.

Dr Jeffrey Thavaseelan – MBBS, FRACS

Dr Jeffrey ThavaseelanDr Jeffrey Thavaseelan is a medical graduate of the University of Western Australia and achieved his FRACS in Urology in 2002. He completed post-fellowship training in General Urology and Urological Oncology in the UK and undertook a Traveling Fellowship in Germany and the USA, studying with international experts in the fields of Neurourology, Urodynamics and Incontinence.

Dr Thavaseelan has a special interest in prostate cancer diagnosis and management and has been performing Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy since 2008. His other special interests include management of male urinary incontinence particularly post prostate cancer treatment and prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction. In addition, he is well recognised for his expertise in Neurourology and voiding dysfunction. He currently runs a comprehensive urodynamic service at SJOG Mt Lawley and was involved with the State Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Shenton Park and FSH.

Dr Thavaseelan is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame and a trainer of other urologists nationally in male urinary incontinence surgery and penile prosthetic surgery. He is actively involved in college activities and is currently Chair of the WA Section of the Urological Society. He is on the Board of Directors for the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and the WA Urological Research Organisation.

He is married with 4 children who are all soccer mad. In his spare time, Dr Thavaseelan is a certified Football West junior soccer coach and enjoys cooking, travel and spending time with his family.

Dr Andrew Tan – MBChB, FRACS

Dr Andrew TanAndrew is originally from New Zealand, where he completed his Urological training in 2002. He was awarded a travelling scholarship by the Endourology Society and undertook a Fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology at University of Western Ontario in Canada.
Prior to Urological training, Andrew completed his Medical Degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His main interest is in Uro-Oncology, particularly kidney and prostate cancer, laparoscopic and robotic surgery and minimally invasive treatment of prostate enlargement with holmium laser surgery. Andrew has taught internationally on laparoscopy and laser surgery and has published several research papers and book chapters. His main private practice is at Hollywood Hospital and he is a visiting Specialist to Geraldton. He is a training supervisor in Urology and holds a Consultant post in Urology and Kidney Transplant at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Andrew is married with three children, is a middle of the pack triathlete and enjoys cooking, reading about history and family time.

Dr Trenton Barrett – MBBS, FRACS

Dr Trenton BarrettTrenton Barrett is a urologist with subspecialty interest in female urology, andrology and male infertility. In 2012 he was the second West Australian trainee ever to be awarded the prestigious Keith Kirkland travelling fellowship by the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Trenton completed a fellowship in Adelaide followed by a further subspecialty fellowship in female urology and andrology in the UK through the Leicester General Hospital.  Dr Barrett has completed an observership with the female reconstructive unit at University College Hospital London and undergone training in male infertility microsurgery at Cornell in New York City and trained in robotic microsurgical techniques in Florida. 

Trent works in private practice at Hollywood Private Hospital, SJOG Mt Lawley and Glengarry. Trenton has a public appointment at  King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and works closely with the department at Fiona Stanley Hospital to help with complex prosthetic urology and reconstructive cases. 

Outside of work, Trenton keeps busy with his young family and a growing vintage toy  and hi-fi collection. 


Mr Matthew Brown – MBBS, PhD, FRACS

Mr Matthew BrownMatt Brown assists patients with all manner of Urological problems, but has a subspecialty interest in robotics, prostate cancer, and Academic surgery.  Matt is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, where he completed his medical degree and a PhD in Surgery.  In addition to his training in Urology, Matt has undertaken an internationally competitive fellowship in robotics and worked as a consultant Urologist/Robotic Surgeon at the world-famous Guy’s Hospital in London.   Matt returned to Perth in 2015 and took up a substantive appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and private practice at Perth Urology Clinic.  Aside from looking after his own patients, Matt has a passion for teaching robotic surgery and frequently flies interstate to mentor other surgeons.

When at home, Matt enjoys spending time with his young family and trying to stay upright on his paddleboard.

Mr Manmeet (Manny) Saluja – MBChB, FRACS

Mr Manmeet Manny SalujaOriginally born in India, Manmeet (Manny) completed his undergraduate medical training at Otago University, New Zealand. He completed his FRACS urology training in New Zealand, Victoria and Queensland. He undertook additional fellowship training in endourology and oncology at Auckland Hospital, followed by robotic surgery at Greenslopes Hospital in Brisbane. His sub-specialty interests are endourology and oncology. He offers a variety of stone procedures and is proactive about stone prevention.

Manmeet is passionate about patient care and enjoys spending time with each patient. As a keen academic, he is regularly involved in training medical students and urological trainees. He is widely published and has won several awards and scholarships for academia and research. He is enthusiastic about third world medicine and is involved in overseas aid projects and health camps.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife, daughter and his son (the latest addition to his family). He is a keen traveller and has explored several countries and cultures.

Dr Alarick Picardo – MBBS, FRACS

Dr Alarick PicardoDr Alarick Picardo is a consultant urologist with subspeciality interests in robotics and urological cancers. He grew up in Perth and studied medicine at the University of Western Australia, graduating with honours in 2010. After working at all major hospitals in Western Australia he achieved his FRACS in Urology and moved to Sydney to undertake further subspecialty training in robotics and major uro-oncology. He then relocated to the United Kingdom where he completed dual accredited fellowships (Royal College Of Surgeons England [RCS(Eng)], and European Association of Urology, Robotic Surgeons [ERUS]) at St George’s Hospital, London. There he trained under some pioneers of robotic surgery in the UK to learn all aspects of robotic urology and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Picardo has since returned to Perth to settle down with his family, and holds consultant positions at Perth Urology Clinic and Fiona Stanley Hospital. He is involved in teaching and research and is passionate about being at the forefront of advances in technology with urological surgery.

Outside of work he loves spending time with his wife, travelling and trying different cuisines.

Dr Steve McCombie – BM, MS, FRACS

Dr Steve McCombieSteve McCombie is a urologist with subspecialty interests in robotics, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and kidney cancer. He grew up in Hong Kong before moving to the UK to complete his Medical Degree at the University of Southampton in 2008. He moved to Western Australia in 2012, where he completed his FRACS in Urology before completing further subspecialty training in uro-oncology and robotics in New South Wales, and subsequently on a Fellowship at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Steve is passionate about research, an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP), and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He holds Consultant positions at Perth Urology Clinic and Fiona Stanley Hospital and is a visiting Specialist to Geraldton.

Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, exercise, travel, and watching soccer.


Dr Sarah O’Neill – MBBS, FRACS

Dr Sarah O'NeillDr Sarah O’Neill is a consultant urologist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and at Perth Urology Clinic with sub-specialty interest in robotic, laparoscopic and open kidney surgery as well as all aspects of general urology.

Dr O’Neill grew up in Perth and completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2010. She worked across Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia as a junior doctor and during surgical training, completing her FRACS in Urology in 2020 with a general and robotic fellowship at University Hospital Geelong. Dr O’Neill then trained for a year in the United Kingdom where she completed a Royal College of Surgeons England accredited robotic oncology fellowship in renal cancer at Frimley Park Hospital. There she trained with high volume retroperitoneal robotic kidney surgeons. She was also an honorary fellow at Royal Marsden Hospital in open renal surgery.

Dr O’Neill returned to Perth with her young family and holds a public consultant urologist position at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and works privately at Perth Urology Clinic. She loves spending time with her young family and travelling.