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Dr. Henry Yao is a urological surgeon providing care in all areas of general urology with special interests in uro-oncology, minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic surgery), male and female reconstructive and functional urology. His practice is focused on providing depth of expertise in treatment of urological cancers including prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, as well as treatment of functional urological issues such as urethral stricture disease, male and female urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, neurogenic bladder and pelvic organ prolapse. He can converse with patients in fluent Mandarin.


Dr. Yao completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Melbourne with first class honours and undertook urology training in Australia. He completed a year of training at Western Health as the Advanced Laparoscopic and General Urology Fellow followed by fellowship training in Robotic Surgery and Uro-oncology in the UK, where he worked in a high-volume cancer specialist referral centre for prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. Dr. Yao subsequently completed a Reconstructive and Functional Urology fellowship at The University of Calgary in Canada.

Dr. Yao maintains a strong interest in medical research and has published 48 peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored a book chapter on reconstructive urology. He is actively involved in the supervision of students completing research degrees. His main research interest is in the area of cancer survivorship and improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Dr. Yao holds an appointment as clinical senior lecturer at The University of Melbourne.


Dr. Yao always strive to provide compassionate and wholistic care for his patients. He will take time to listen to your needs, provide up-to-date evidence-based information on treatment options, and personalise the best solution together with you. Dr. Yao will be there to support you throughout your journey and keep your GP up-to-date.

Dr. Yao holds consultant urologist appointments at Eastern Health (Box Hill, Maroondah, Angliss and Yarra Ranges Hospitals) and Western Health (Footscray, Williamstown, Sunshine Hospitals). He operates privately at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Richmond, Knox Private Hospitals

Research Publications

Research articles

1.     Kanagarajah A, Hogan D, Yao HH, Dundee P, O’Connell HE. A systematic review on the outcomes of local anaesthetic transperineal prostate biopsy. BJU International. (Published online 29/9/22)


2.     Jacox N, Yao HH, Baverstock RJ, Trpkov K, Carlson KV. Periurethral and Anterior Vaginal Wall Mass: Etiology, Presentation, and Treatment Outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Accepted for publication Aug 2022)


3.     Ho F, He C, Yao HH, O’Connell HE, Gani J. Response to letter to editor re: Efficacy of Sacral Neuromodulation and Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation in the treatment of Chronic Non-Obstructive Urinary Retention: A Systematic Review. Neurourology and Urodynamics. (Accepted for publication May 2022)


4.     Shamout S, Yao HH, Mossa A, Carlson KV, Baverstock RJ. Persistent Storage Symptoms Following Y-V Plasty Reconstruction for The Treatment of Refractory Bladder Neck Contracture. Neurourology and Urodynamics. (Accepted Apr 2022)


5.     Kealy J, Yao HH, Crozier J, Cheng J, O’Connell HE, Gani J. Busting for botox: an analysis of rebooking methods and delay to injection of intravesical botulinum toxin. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. (Accepted Mar 2022)


6.     Taylor D, Yao HH, Gani J, O’Connell HE. Long-term surgical outcome of anterior colporrhaphy and autologous fascial sling (AFS) reinforcement for treatment of high-grade cystocoele. Journal of Clinical Urology. (EPUB Feb 2022)


7.     Hoe V, Yao HH, Gough K, O’Connell HE. Long-term outcomes of polyacrylamide hydrogel treatment in women with stress urinary incontinence. BJU International (Accepted for publication Feb 2022)


8.     Yao HH, Fletcher J, Grummet J, Royce P, Fitzgerald M, Hanegbi U. A 12-year experience in the management of traumatic bladder rupture at an Australian level 1 trauma centre. Journal of Clinical Urology. (Accepted for publication Feb 2022)


9.     Hogan D, Yao HH, Kanagarajah A, Ogluszko C, Tran P, Dundee P, O’Connell HE. Can multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and prostate specific antigen density accurately stratify patients prior to prostate biopsy? Journal of Clinical Urology. (Accepted for publication Feb 2022)


10.   Yao HH, Bazo A, Ball K, Terry TR, Walton TJ. Utilisation of anatomic grading of nerve spare during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy to prognosticate erectile function recovery – a single centre prospective cohort study. Journal of Clinical Urology. (Accepted for publication Jan 2022)


11.   Fong E, Yao HH, Zargar H, O’Connell HE. Early experience of transabdominal and novel transvaginal robot-assisted laparoscopic removal of transvaginal mesh. Journal of Endourology. (Published Dec 2021)


12.   Hoe V, Haller B, Yao HH, O’Connell HE. Urethral bulking agents for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women: a systematic review. Neurourology and Urodynamics. (Epub May 2021)


13.   Yao HH, Hoe V, Shamout S, Sengupta S, O’Connell HE, Carlson KV, Baverstock RJ. Impact of radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer on bladder function as demonstrated on urodynamics study – a systematic review. CUA Journal. (Published Dec 2021)


14.   Anderson E, Yao HH, Baverstock RJ, Carlson KV. An unusual case of vaginal mass – subpubic cartilaginous cyst. Urology Case Reports. (Epub April 2021)


15.   Yao HH, Ball K, Bazo A, Terry TR, Walton TJ. The effect of transperineal template prostate biopsy on perioperative and functional outcomes following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. Journal of Clinical Urology. (Epub April 2021)


16.   Anderson E, Yao HH, Chee J. Optimal surgical margin for penile sparing surgery in management of penile cancer – is 2cm really necessary? BJUI Compass (Published February 2021)


17.   Yao HH, Hoe V, Crump RT, Sengupta S, O’Connell HE, Carlson KV, Baverstock RJ. Impact of radical prostatectomy on bladder function as demonstrated on urodynamics study – a systematic review. Neurourology and Urodynamics (Epub January 2021)


18.   Hogan D, Kanagarajah A, Yao HH, Wetherell D, Diaz B, Dundee P, Chu K, Zargar H, O’Connell HE. Local versus general anaesthesia transperineal prostate biopsy: Tolerability, cancer detection and complications. BJUI Compass. (Published Online Sep 2021)


19.   Jacox N, Yao HH, Mirakhur A, Desantis D. Endoscopic and endovascular management of inferior vena cava erosion into the right proximal ureter: A case report”. CUA Journal. (To be published Jan 2022)


20.   Ho F, He C, Yao HH, O’Connell HE, Gani J. Efficacy of sacral neuromodulation and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of chronic non-obstructive urinary retention: a systematic review. Neurourology and Urodynamics. (Epub May 2021)


21.   Grice P, Yao HH, Walton T. Robotic Culp de Weerd Pyeloplasty for Secondary Pelviureteric Junction Obstruction. Journal of Endourology, Part B: Videourology (Published March 2021)


22.   Hoe V, Yao HH, Crozier J, Kanagarajah A, Florescu G, Kearsley J, Dundee P, O’Connell HE, Lawrentschuk N, Agarwal D. Long-term oncological outcomes of the Agarwal loop ligation technique for management of the distal ureter during laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy. BJU International (Epub December 2020)


23.   Bazo A, Gowad A, Yao HH, Radcliffe R, Goodall P, Green W, Sherwood B. Long-term follow-up of Holmium-YAG laser vaporisation of bladder urothelial carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Urology (Published December 2020)


24.   Hogan D, Pepdjonovic L, Dow C, Yao HH. Paratesticular fibromatosis – a rare cause of testicular mass. Journal of Clinical Urology (Epub Sep 2020)


25.   Yao HH, Sengupta S, Chee J. Incorporating intralesional injection of mitomycin C in the management algorithm for bladder neck contractures and vesicourethral anastomotic strictures. Journal of Clinical Urology (Published Oct 2020)


26.   Yao HH, Crump RT, Charbonneau C, Khan A, Barton C, Brotherhood H, Jiang J, Carlson KV, Baverstock RJ. Baseline patient reported outcomes data shows high prevalence of overactive bladder, sexual dysfunction, depression and anxiety in men with newly diagnosed localized prostate cancer. Translational Andrology Urology (Published Oct 2020)


27.   Hoe V, Yao HH, Chee J. Urethral bleeding following sexual intercourse – penile fracture versus anterior urethral injury. ANZ Journal of Surgery (Published Jan 2021)


28.   Haller B, Yao HH, Christidis D, Chee J, Bishop C. Clinical recurrence of prostatic ductal adenocarcinoma in the anterior urethra. Journal of Clinical Urology (Published May 2020)


29.   Royce P, Ooi J, Sothilingam S, Yao HH. Survival and quality of life outcomes of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of localised prostate cancer. Prostate International (Published June 2020)


30.   Barnett D, Kinnear N, Yao HH, Chee J. Renal colic causing Boerhaave syndrome. Translational Andrology and Urology (Published April 2020)


31.   Hoe V, Yao HH, Huang J, Guerrieri M. Abscess formation following hydrogel spacer for prostate cancer radiotherapy – a rare complication. BMJ Case Reports (Published October 2019)


32.   Yao HH, Sengupta S, Chee J. Penile sparing therapy for penile cancer. Translational Andrology and Urology (Published December 2020)


33.   Harley F, Kinnear N, Ravindra S, Clarke D, Yao HH. Ureteric inguinal herniation with obstructing bladder tumour - a challenging case. Urology Case Reports (Published May 2019)


34.   Galiabovitch E. Yao HH, Yzaikou G, Cameron R, King D. A rare case of angiomyolipoma with renal vein invasion managed with laparoscopic nephrectomy. Journal of Clinical Urology (Published June 2019)


35.   Kealey J, Yao HH, Grummet J. Acute scrotum – torsion of the third testicle! Urology Case Reports (Published July 2018)


36.   Britto M, Yao HH, Campbell N. Delayed diagnosis of spontaneous rupture of a congenital bladder diverticulum as a rare cause of an acute abdomen. ANZ Journal of Surgery (Published May 2018)


37.   Yao HH, Esser M, Grummet J, Atkin C, Royce P, Hanegbi U. Lower risk of pelvic metalware infection with operative repair of concurrent bladder rupture. ANZ Journal of Surgery (Published June 2018)


38.   Dayawansa NH, Segan JD, Yao HH, Chong HI, Sitzler P. Incidence of normal white cell count and C-reactive protein in adults with acute appendicitis. ANZ Journal of Surgery (Published September 2016)


39.   Preece P, Yao HH, Chew S, Liew D, McMullin R. PSA Doubling Time as Screening Test to Predict Bone Scan Positivity. Journal of Clinical Urology (Published April 2015)


40.   Yao HH, Tuck M, McNally C, Smith M, Usatoff V. Gastric rupture following nasopharyngeal catheter oxygen delivery – a report of two cases. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal (Published March 2015)


41.   Yao HH, Chu K, Hallot C, Lewin J. Metachronous primary urothelial carcinoma following small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. ANZ Journal of Surgery (Published September 2014)


42.   Yao HH, Hong MK, Corcoran NM, Siva S, Foroudi F. Advances in local and ablative treatment of oligometastasis in prostate cancer. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (Published December 2014)


43.   Hong MKH, Yao HH, Pedersen JS, Peters JS, Costello AJ, Murphy DG, Hovens CM, Corcoran NM. Error Rates in a Clinical Data Repository: Lessons from the Transition to Electronic Data Transfer. BMJ Open (Published May 2013)


44.   Yao HH, Hong MKH, Drummond KJ, Haemostasis in Neurosurgery: What is the Evidence for Gelatin-Thrombin Matrix Sealant? Journal of Clinical Neuroscience (Published March 2013)


45.   Chen CH, Yao HH, Huang SW, Hsu HS, Wang CJ, Pu YS. Using Age-Referenced Prostate-Specific Antigen Percentile to Predict Long-Term Survival Outcomes in Screened Taiwanese Men. International Journal of Cancer (Published April 2013)


46.   Cabalag MS, Yao HH, Blecher GA, DeSousa A, Tran D, McMullin R. Inadvertent injury to an incidental ectopic ureter in a completely duplicated collecting system during open radical perineal prostatectomy. BJUI Website Case Reports (Published May 2012)


47.   Yao HH, Cabalag MS, DeSousa A, Blecher GA, McMullin R. Myelosuppression following adjuvant mitomycin C for upper tract urothelial carcinoma. BJUI Website Case Reports (Published June 2012)


48.   Hong MKH, Yao HH, Rzetelski-West K, Namdarian B, Pedersen JS, Peters JS, Hovens CM, Corcoran NM. Prostate weight is the preferred measure of prostate size in radical prostatectomy cohorts. BJUI Supplement (Published April 2012)

Book chapters

1.    Yura E., Hofer M. D., Yao HH, Barbagli G, Chee J. The Last Resorts in Urethral Reconstruction: Perineal Urethrostomy and Urinary Diversion. Textbook of Male Genitourinary Reconstruction edited by Francisco E. Martins, Tobias Köhler and Sanjay B. Kulkarni.

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