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Dr Johan Gani – Urologist

MBBS, FRACS

Dr Johan Gani is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Gani completed his medical training at the University of Melbourne in the year 2000. Following his basic surgical training at the Austin Hospital, he was accepted into the Victorian Urology training programme which he completed in 2010.

Dr Gani undertook two further urology fellowship programmes after his training in Victoria. He first spent 12 months in Sydney at Concord Hospital where he gained experience in voiding dysfunction, female urology and oncology.

He also travelled to Toronto for another 12-month fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital where he obtained expertise in neuro-urology, prosthesis surgery and sacral neuromodulation. Toronto Western Hospital is considered one of the major centres for voiding dysfunction and has the highest caseload of neuromodulation surgery in Canada.

Dr Gani returned to Melbourne where he is now a consultant urologist at the Austin Hospital and the Western General Hospital. His private practice is based in Richmond and he also consults at Footscray and Kew. He operates at Epworth Richmond. Melbourne Private and Cotham Private Hospitals.

As a urologist, Dr Gani treats patients with urinary tract stones and cancers as well as men’s sexual and prostate problems. Dr Gani is also trained to treat bladder problems in both men and women, in which he is skilled in providing all the treatment options from minimally invasive ones to major surgery.

Because of his upbringing and background, Dr Gani is multilingual and can also converse in Chinese Mandarin, Indonesian, and several Chinese dialects. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and two children and travelling.

Special Interests

  • Incontinence in men and women

  • Overactive bladder treatments

  • Neurogenic bladders (patients with Parkinson’s, strokes, diabetes, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis who have bladder problems)

  • Men with urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery

Professional Memberships

  • International Continence Society (ICS)

  • Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU)

  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)

  • American Urological Association (AUA)

  • International Society for Pelviperineology (ISPP)

  • Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA)

Additional Professional Activities and Contributions

Dr Gani is active in research and has published in international journals. He has presented in local, national and international meetings. He is involved in teaching medical students as well as educating the public and raising awareness on issues like incontinence and prostate health. He has also contributed in developing GP (general practitioner) education modules with the RACGP. He is a principal investigator in some clinical drug trials.

Dr Gani is on the Continence Foundation of Australia Journal Editorial Board and is also on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon's Part 1 Clinical Examination Committee.