Hi, my name is Dr John Yaxley.
I am a urologist, which means I deal with problems in the urinary system. Specifically, I sub-specialise to treat prostate and bladder cancer.
I am a qualified and experienced surgeon, having performed thousands of urological surgical procedures. In my sub-speciality area of prostate cancer I have performed over 2000 radical prostatectomy surgery procedures, including more than 400 operations with robotic surgery. I was one of the first surgeons in Queensland to use the robotic surgery techniques for prostate removal.
I am also one of Australia’s most experienced urological surgeons performing brachytherapy procedures for prostate cancer, having performed over 1000 brachytherapy procedures.
I obtained my medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1986 and after my initial hospital internships, I began specialisation in urology and urological surgery. I achieved fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1995. I subsequently obtained post fellowship specialist training in the Bristol Urology Institute (UK) in 1996-97.
Since returning to Brisbane I have sub-specialised in the surgical management of prostate and bladder cancer.
I am married with three wonderful kids, two of whom are also studying at medical school. My youngest daughter aspires to the bright lights of Broadway and plans to pursue a career in musical theatre.
I enjoy athletics, rugby, watching netball and just about any sport on TV.