Urologists

Dr Paul Ruljancich
FRACS (Urol)

Paul is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins Wednesday afternoons. 

For appointments please phone his central rooms on 9890 7222.

Mr Conrad Bishop
MBBS, FRACS (Urol), Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon

Conrad sees adult patients with a variety of urological conditions.  He has a subspecialty interest in uro-oncology and is experienced at all forms of urological robotic surgery.  He has a public appointment at the Western Hospital and operates on private patients at the Epworth Freemasons.

Conrad grew up in Melbourne's Northwest suburbs, attending Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.  Following his stepfather and stepbrother into medicine, he graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 (MBS).  Conrad completed his training in Urological Surgery in 2010 (FRACS) after training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Geelong and Austin hospitals and completing a uro-oncology fellowship at Monash Medical Centre.  He then moved to the UK and undertook a comprehensive two year fellowship in robotic surgery at the Hertfordshire and South Bedforshire Urological Cancer Centre (HSBUCC), where he became proficient in all aspects of robotic surgery, completing over 100 cases as the primary surgeon.

Upon completion of his fellowship, Conrad was invited to join the consultant staff at Guy's Hospital in London, the UK's largest and best known robotic surgery unit.  During his time at Guy's, Conrad regularly performed robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.  He was one of the UK's pioneers of total intracorporeal urinary diversion for robotic cystectomy, being one of the first in the UK to become proficient in the technique.  He has trained several other surgeons in robotic surgery and was a faculty member of the robotics course at the University College London.

Conrad is up to date with the latest diagnostics for prostate cancer including transperineal prostate biopsy and mutliparametric MRI.  He is a proponent of active surveillance for low grade prostate cancer to prevent over treatment of the condition where possible.  He also offers laser surgery for benign prostatic enlargement.

Academically, Conrad has published 28 peer reviewed papers, two textbook chapters and has presented 35 posters and oral presentations at national and international meetings.  He is a regular reviewer for the International Journal of Surgery (IJS) and the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI).

Conrad is available for consultation at Medical Specialists on Collins on Wednesday afternoons.

To arrange an appointment please phone 1300 692 171.

 

Janice Cheng
FRACS Urol, MBBS Hons BMedSci

Dr Cheng sees adult patients with a variety of urological conditions. She has a subspecialty interest in functional urology and is experienced in managing lower urinary tract problems, incontinence, bladder prolapse as well as stones. She has public appointments at the Western as well as Northern and operates on private patients at Western Private and the Epworth.

Dr Cheng grew up in Taiwan, then moved to Australia more than 20 years ago. She went to school in Western Australia, then moved to study at University of Melbourne, graduating with Honors in 2005 (MBBS Hons BMedSci). She completed her Urological training in 2015 (FRACS Urol), then undertook 2 years of subspecialty training in functional urology. She has also, since then, undertook studies with the Australiasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine, and completed her Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in 2017. Dr Cheng has also gained skills and expertise from the best across Australia.

Dr Cheng travels to international conferences each year, in order to update and offer her patients the latest diagnostics and management techniques. She is often invited to present and assist in workshops both locally and internationally. She is registered on the ICS (International Continence Society) faculty database, and is an active instructor at the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), helping to bring up the next generation of surgeons.

Dr Cheng is multilingual and fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese.

For appointments, please phone 1300 692 171.