West Coast Urology  –  Geelong   |   Hamilton    |   Colac   |   Winchelsea

A. PROF RICHARD GRILLS

DR KATHRYN MCLEOD

MR PATRICK PREECE

Urological Surgeons

OUR PEOPLE

A. Prof Richard Grills, Dr Kathryn McLeod, Mr Patrick Preece and their staff at West Coast Urology are specialists in providing care for men and women with urological symptoms and conditions.

A. Prof Richard Grills, raised in rural western Victoria, is an accomplished urologist with a diverse career. After training in Melbourne and Africa, he established West Coast Urology in Geelong. A. Prof Grills is a leader in urological surgery at Barwon Health, Head of Surgical Services at St John of God Hospital, and actively involved in medical education and training. He conducts research, leads surgical teams to Vanuatu, and presents at international meetings. A. prof Grills is a respected member of various urological associations, showcasing his commitment to advancing urological care globally.

A. Prof Richard Grills

Urological Surgeon

Dr. Kathryn McLeod, a skilled Urological Surgeon, completed her training at the University of Adelaide in 2005 and obtained fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She specialises in voiding dysfunction, neuro-urology, and female urology. Dr. McLeod practices at Geelong University Hospital, St John of God Specialist Centre, and Winchelsea. Committed to surgical education, she holds a Masters and is pursuing a PhD. Dr. McLeod serves on various boards, chairs educational committees, and is a proctor for Medtronic. Additionally, she holds a rank in the Standby Reserves of the Australian Defence Force.

Dr Kathryn McLeod

Urological Surgeon

Mr. Patrick Preece, a distinguished urologist, specialises in male sexual dysfunction and reconstructive genital surgery. With expertise in erectile dysfunction, penile implant surgery, and male urinary incontinence, he also manages general urological conditions. A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he completed a prestigious fellowship in andrology and genito-urethral reconstruction. Mr. Preece operates in Geelong and Colac. He is actively involved in both medical education and research and holds a Masters degree in Public Health.

Mr Patrick Preece

Urological Surgeon

The experienced nursing team at West Coast Urology is led by Teresa. These highly skilled urology nurses play a crucial role in patient care and education. Affiliated with St John of God Hospital, they assist with minor procedures, administer treatments, and provide valuable support to patients, ensuring a high standard of service. Teresa’s expertise, commitment and care, ensures our patients always feel well supported.

Teresa Smilovic

Urology Nurses

Administrative Staff

GEELONG STAFF

Mackenzie and Maddison are prized members of the West Coast Urology reception team. With the support of our Practice Manager, Samantha, they are the first point of contact for patient enquiries, both on the phone and in person.  

With the assistance of Linda, our accounts manager, our team has extensive knowledge of the practice and will help you with any queries in relation to appointments, billings, hospital bookings and any general enquiries you may have. They are extremely efficient and caring and will go out of their way to help you.

Brenda is the Executive Assistant to A. Prof Grills, Dr. McLeod and Mr. Preece. She commenced working with A.Prof Grills in 2003 and has worked in the medical sector for over 30 years.

 

REGIONAL CENTRES

Hamilton

Jenny will greet you when you arrive at our consulting rooms prior to your appointment. She will liaise with our Geelong based staff to arrange follow up appointments if required or to schedule any procedures that you may need – either locally in Hamilton or in Geelong

Colac and Winchelsea

The Colac and Winchelsea outpatient staff will greet you when you arrive at our consulting rooms prior to your appointment. They will liaise with our Geelong based staff to arrange follow up appointments if required or to schedule any procedures that you may need – either locally in Colac or in Geelong.

Other health professionals

Becky Hollows – Geelong

Physiotherapist

If you live in the Geelong or Colac region you will be referred to see Becky Hollows who is based in our rooms at West Coast Urology in the SJOG Specialist Centre.

Becky graduated as a physiotherapist in 1997, and specialises working in the area of continence and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Along with her physiotherapy qualifications, Becky has furthered her tertiary studies to increase her knowledge of pelvic floor rehabilitation. Those further qualifications include a postgraduate certificate in pelvic floor physiotherapy (University of Melbourne 2011). She works with A. Prof Grills, Dr McLeod and Mr Preece. Thorough assessment is a necessary part of learning pelvic floor exercises. The assessment involves discussion about your current general, bladder, bowel and sexual health.

Becky can be contacted for appointments at West Coast Urology Ph. (03) 5229 8550

 

Karen Benson – Warrnambool

Continence Physiotherapist

Karen can be contacted for appointments at St John of God Hospital Warrnambool Ph. (03) 5563 4555