Dr. Tony Makris

MB;BS, MRCS Glasgow, FEBU, Facharzt Urologie, FRACS Urology

Dr Tony Makris

Principal Urologist

Tony graduated from the University of Cologne in Germany and completed his basic surgical training in the United Kingdom.

He consolidated his general surgical training by becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland. After serving as a medical officer in the army with a rank of lieutenant, he commenced his specialist urologist training in Aachen, Germany. 

Tony completed a fellowship in laparoscopic/endoscopic urology at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. His specialist urologist training was completed by passing the Facharzt exam in Germany and the fellowship exam of the European Board of Urology.

Since moving to Australia, he has worked at various hospitals in Victoria, including Melbourne, Lilydale, Ferntree Gully, Frankston before moving to Bendigo in 2013. Here, he accepted the position of urology fellow and trained in functional urology, with a particular interest in urodynamics, female and male incontinence, prolapse surgery and reconstructive surgery. 

Tony obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the specialty of Urology (FRACS Urology) in 2017. 

In 2013, he was able to introduce the first “neo-bladder” (a bladder made out of bowel) to Bendigo, avoiding a bag to collect the urine. In 2018, Tony introduced the first supine PCNL, which is stone surgery accessing the stone though the back. This is usually done in the prone position. Changing the position to lying on your back speeds up the surgery and allows for a gentler anaesthetic, especially in overweight patients. 


Tony is proudly part of the following professional organizations

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons