Dr John Yaxley MBBS, FRACS (Urol)

Prostate and Bladder Cancer Specialist
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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.

My history

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.

Personal life

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.


I consult at three locations. To make an appointment, please visit our Appointments page.


Brisbane Private Hospital
259 Wickham Tce
Spring Hill, QLD 4000


Wesley Medical Centre
Suite 30, L2, 40 Chasely St
Auchenflower QLD 4066


Chermside Day Hospital Medical Suites
L1, 956 Gympie Rd
Chermside, QLD 4032