The 5 Best Urologists in Edmonton

Best Urologist in Edmonton

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by Noah Murray

Have you been referred by your family doctor to see a urologist? If so, you can stop worrying about searching for one since we’ve made a list of the top urologists in Edmonton.

After careful and thorough research, we’ve compiled a list of urologists based on their experience, reputation, client reviews, and field of specialty.

With that said, let’s take a look at the best urologists in Edmonton.

How Much Does a Urologist Cost in Edmonton?

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) gives qualified Edmonton residents full coverage for any urological services deemed necessary by their physician. If you don’t have a valid health card, however, you’ll be required to pay for all your medical fees or surgeries upfront.

Below is a table of the average fee of consultations and assessments:

ServiceAverage Estimated Cost
Consultation$80.00
Repeat Consultation$55.75
Specific Assessment$45.00
Partial Assessment$26.00
Special Surgical Consultation$160.00

The Best Urologists in Edmonton

Now that you have an idea of what to expect when consulting a urologist, we can now take a look at our picks for the top urologists in Edmonton.

1.   Dr. Peter Metcalfe of Stollery Children’s Hospital

Stollery Children’s Hospital's Homepage
Source: Imgur (@TiltShiftAlberta)
SERVICESPediatric Urology, Urinary Disorders, Urethral Obstruction, Urinary Bladder Neck Obstruction, Fibrosis, Sleep, Sleep Apnea Syndromes, Spinal Dysraphism, Development of Reproductive Organs
WEBSITEhttps://www.stollerykids.com/
ADDRESS800 College Plaza,
8215 – 112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
CONTACT DETAILSPhone (main): (780) 433-5437
Phone (direct): (780) 407-3867
Toll-free: 1-877-393-1411
Fax: (780) 431-1076
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Peter Metcalfe is the current President of Alberta Medical Association’s Urology division. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

He practices mainly as a pediatric urologist but also specializes in other areas of treating children with medical conditions such as sleep apnea. Dr. Metcalfe is also a researcher at the Women & Children’s Health Research Institute, advancing knowledge on treatments for urethral obstruction and urinary bladder obstruction.

Although he is not a surgeon, Dr. Metcalfe is highly trained in his specialization and can diagnose and treat all urological disorders that don’t require surgery.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital at the University of Alberta is one of the leading children’s treatment centers, offering a relaxed and fun atmosphere for kids. They are also open to volunteers who want to give their time to help entertain the children or to work on the hospital administrative staff.

Pros

  • Specialized in pediatric urology
  • Bright and cheery clinic to help kids feel at ease

Cons

  • No operating hours listed
  • Doesn’t do surgeries

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“During the absolute worst moments of my life, Dr Metcalfe was amazing. He explained everything so clearly, took the time to answer all of our questions and was nothing but caring and gentle with our baby. We felt absolute confidence in him during our son’s surgery despite the risks. We have dealt with a lot of great doctors during our son’s cancer and ongoing health issues but Dr Metcalfe definitely stands out.”

“Dr Metcalfe was wonderful with dealing with my son and our family for over two years. My son had an obstruction and was going into kidney failure when Dr Metcalfe literally saved his life. We have had numerous long hospital admissions and follow ups, and Dr Metcalfe has always answered any questions we had. Any theories or ideas about course of treatments he always respectfully listened to and gave his input as well. He can be blunt and does not sugar coat anything but it never came off as rude or arrogant. He is a doctor that genuinely wants to help his patients.”

“Dr.Metcalfe is a wonderful doctors. Before I met him he was in the background looking at US’, blood work and xrays. While looking at these he knew what needed to be done and I was given his number to call his personally. He discussed what needed to be done and why and got her in the next day. He checked on my girl daily and the way he spoke to her and us is nothing short of amazing. Highly recommend. To trust someone with our babies at their most vulnerable is tough, but I have zero doubt with him.”

2.   Dr. Tim A. Wollin of Alberta Urology Institute

Alberta Urology Institute's Homepage
Source: Alberta Urology Institute
SERVICESMinimally Invasive Surgery, Urinary Stone Disease, Hematuria, Hydrocele, Kidney Cancer, LUTS, Overactive Bladder, Prostate cancer, Recurrent UTI, Renal Mass, Uro-oncology, Bladder Cancer, BPH, Chronic Testicular Pain, Elevated PSA, Epididymal Cysts, Female stress incontinence, Staghorn Calculus, Stones, Testis mass & UPJ Obstructions
WEBSITEhttps://aburologyinstitute.com/our-surgeons/t-wollin.asp
ADDRESSNorthern Alberta Urology Centre
Level 7, Kaye Edmonton Clinic
11400 University Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-5800
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon – Thu 9:00 am – 11:30 am; 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Dr. Tim A Wollin has been practicing medicine since 1996 and is the Assistant Clinical Professor in the Alberta Urology Institute. His specialty focuses on minimally invasive surgery and urinary stone disease.

When he’s not in the University Hospital, Dr. Wollin serves as the Site Chief of Urology at Misericordia Community Hospital.

If you set up an appointment with Dr. Wollin’s office, make sure you don’t miss a scheduled appointment or cancel a consultation more than three times. Should this happen, you’ll automatically be referred to another urologist for future consults.

Despite this strict appointment policy, Dr. Wollin is an exceptional urologist, having authored more than 20 research papers for the University of Alberta. Some of his academic contributions include taking a look at the use of holmium lasers in urology and other explorations of treatment in the field.

Dr. Wollin is also able to treat and diagnose other common urological disorders, such as urinary stone disease, overactive bladder and testicular pain.

Pros

  • Special focus on urinary stone disease
  • Treats all urinary disorders

Cons

  • Strict appointment policy

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Very polite and caring Doctor” – Gloria House

“Dr Wollin has been my Urologist for over 20 years. I trust his opinion, and appreciate his knowledge, experience and incredible bedside manner. His office staff is always polite and extremely efficient.”

“Thank you to Dr. Tim Wollin and his team, a very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend the Lithotripsy procedure to anyone considering it, a way better experience than trying to pass a kidney stone on your own.”

3.   Dr. Keith Rourke of Kaye Edmonton Clinic

Kaye Edmonton Clinic's Building
Source: Alberta Health Services
SERVICESReconstructive Urology, Urethral Strictures, Kidney and Bladder Cancer, Hydrocele, Incontinence, Luts Peyronnies, Phimosis, Prostate Cancer, Scrotal Lesions, Urethral Stricture, Uro-Oncology, Vasectomy Reversal, Cystocele, Overactive Bladder, Vasectomy, Stones Testis Mass, Voiding Dysfunction, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Stress Incontinence & Hematuria
WEBSITEhttps://aburologyinstitute.com/our-surgeons/k-rourke.asp
ADDRESSKaye Edmonton Clinic
11400 University Avenue, Level 7
Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-5800
OPERATING HOURSMon – Thu 9:00 am – 11:30 am; 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Dr. Keith Rourke is a urologist at Kaye Edmonton Clinic and a professor at the University of Alberta. He has contributed over 100 research papers to the medical field, with a special focus on reconstructive urology and urethral strictures.

The Kaye Edmonton Clinic is primarily operated by Alberta Health Services, functioning as a modern center for patients and the education of future medical practitioners. It has multiple diagnostic centers and collection labs, which means all your testing will be done in-house.

Should you require reconstructive surgery with Dr. Rourke, he can perform the procedure in one of the clinic’s numerous surgical facilities. He’ll also have access to the assistance of other doctors with multiple disciplines and specialties should he require consultation or a second opinion.

Not only is Dr. Rourke a talented urologist, but he’s also an advocate of changing the stigma surrounding men with urinary issues. He has an active social media presence and regularly appears in the media speaking on behalf of men who are ashamed of their conditions.

Take note that setting up an appointment with Dr. Rourke requires a physician’s referral and your complete medical history. However, he is one of the few urologists in Edmonton that will treat children with special cases.

Pros

  • Will treat children by special case
  • Modern, environmentally friendly clinic
  • In-house surgical facilities and diagnostic labs

Cons

  • Focuses on men’s conditions
  • Short clinic hours

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Dr. Rourke is a no nonsense professional. My husband had suffered of cancer and subsequence scar tissue causing stricture for almost 20 years. He was seeing a urologist in Vancouver that had him coming back over and over for biopsies and stretching without any plan to get rid of the cancer….just poked the bear…causing more and more scar tissue. Dr. Rourke simply said “having a little bit of cancer is like being a little bit pregnant…either you have cancer or not and we need to get rid of the cancer “

Dr. Rourke has fixed both problems in just one operation- not the 2 or 3 stages first expected. He is a brilliant doctor and brilliant human. He has saved so much for the medical system by fixing these men’s health issues and has given us a future. Thank you so much Dr. Rourke…we are eternally grateful.” – Kathy Berger

“If you are looking for a Urologist dr Rourke is the best at what he does. I had reconstruction on March 16th with Dr Rourke and I just want to thank Dr Rourke and all his staff for what they did for me”

4.   Dr. Darcie Kiddoo of Walter McKenzie Health Sciences Centre

Walter McKenzie Health Sciences Centre's Building
Source: Imgur (@TiltShiftAlberta)
SERVICESPediatric Urology
WEBSITEhttps://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/about/people/details.html?n=darcie-kiddoo#Overview
ADDRESS2J2.00 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440 112 St. NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2R7
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-7808
Email: [email protected]  

Dr. Kiddoo is an Associate Professor and obtained her medical degree at the University of Alberta in 1998. She also received her FRCSC in Urology there and completed her fellowship in Philadelphia. 

Her specialization is in pediatric surgery, and she has over 10 years of experience treating renal trauma in a level 1 trauma center. She has authored several papers and also regularly contributes to the American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology.

While it might be difficult to set up an appointment with her due to her current focus on lecturing at the University of Alberta, you can contact her directly since she is one of the few pediatric urologists in Edmonton.

Although Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre is known more as a research facility, it’s a fully equipped clinic with surgical rooms and laboratories that can diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

Pros

  • Specializes in pediatric urology
  • Access to cutting-edge research and laboratories

Cons

  • No operating hours listed
  • Can be difficult to set up appointments

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Did the surgery for my son. Awesome and clean work. Very welcoming and made my son comfortable.

“After a couple visits and advices, dr Kiddo perform an operation for my 8 years boy and did an awesome job, very professional, friendly, and welcoming. Keep up the good job”

Dr.Kiddo is amazing in all aspects. She checked my son who is 6 years and I was fascinated with her being so patient, Knowledge and understanding to parents being worry. I hope all doctors as wonderful with patients as she is. Her staff was helpful and gave me appointment in time that suits me. I recommend her for all families.”

5.   Dr. Gerald Todd of Hys Centre Medical Clinic

Hys Centre Medical Clinic's Homepage
Source: Hys Centre Medical Clinic
SERVICESBladder Cancer, BPH, Elevated PSA, Epididymal Cysts, Hematuria Hydrocele, Kidney Cancer, LUTS, Phimosis, Prostate cancer, Recurrent UTI, Renal mass, Scrotal Lesions, Testicular pain, Testis mass, Uro-oncolgy, Vasectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Prostatitis, Overactive Bladder, Peyronie’s Disease, Urinary Retention, Male Infertility, Neurogenic Bladder, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms & Vesicoureteral Reflux
WEBSITEhttps://www.hysmedicalclinic.com/
ADDRESS11010 101 St NW #202, Edmonton, AB T5H 2T1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 705-6744
Fax: (780) 705-6745
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon – Thu 9:00 am – 11:30 am; 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Dr. Gerald Todd’s specialty focuses on renal transplantation, urologic oncology, and surgical education. He completed his medical training and residency in Urology at the University of Alberta, where he also lectures as an Assistant Professor.

Currently, he is the Divisional Director in the University of Alberta’s Urology Division and is a member of the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative. He collaborates with doctors from other nations to advance the knowledge base of the condition, and to advance treatment options for patients.

Hys Medical Clinic has an in-house laboratory run by DynaLife Medical Labs which can collect your samples for analysis with or without a referral. This means quicker turnaround times for your results without having to go to a separate location.

Dr. Todd diagnoses and treats several urinary medical conditions but has a specialization in the male reproductive organs. He also performs vasectomies for those interested in receiving one, but any procedure involving surgery will take place in a different location.

Pros

  • Focus on renal transplantation and prostate cancer
  • In-house laboratory for sample collection

Cons

  • Can be difficult to set an appointment
  • Surgeries will take place in a different facility

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“I recently had a kidney transplant. Dr Todd was the surgeon. I must say meeting him prior to the surgery greatly settled any feelings of anxiety. As someone who did not want a blood transfusion, he was very understanding & stated it would not be an issue. Post surgery, he came to see me every morning I was in the hospital. He answered any questions I had with easy to understand terminology. He has excellent bedside manners…a big teddy bear you might say.”

“I was so scared and worried before my appointment and Dr. Todd calmed me down and answered all my questions. He really cares about his patients and takes all the time you need to explain things. I feel blessed to have this Dr.”

“Dr Todd is my fathers urologist and did surgery on my fathers prostrate to reduce its size.  Dr Todd is very friendly and took excellent care of my father.  I went with my father to his follow up after the surgery and dad got a clean bill of health.  No complications and no cancer on the post op pathology test.  Dr Todd is on the 7th floor of the Kaye Edmonton Clinic  where there is a fantastic Urology Clinic.” – Kirk Dewherst

FAQs about the Best Urologist in Edmonton


We hope that this list was useful in helping you find the top urologist in Edmonton. If you have any comments or recommendations, please send us a message and we’ll check them out!

On that note, before you go see a doctor, you might want to get your health insurance in order. If you haven’t done so yet, you should read our list of the best health insurance in Edmonton.