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Dr. Noor NP Buchholz

Specialist Urologist; MBBS (D), MD (CH), FSSU (CH), FKNMG (NL), MFMLM (UK)

Dr. Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia.  He has worked as a specialist Urologist in Pakistan and in the Netherlands, and for 14 years in the United Kingdom where he was the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at the Royal London Hospital, Bartshealth NHS Trust  in London.

Dr. Buchholz is an accomplished and experienced urologist who deals with all diseases of the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, male genitalia) including common diseases such as incontinence, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis and many more. He is a leading European expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and in stone treatment in particular.  He is a worldwide recognised expert in shockwave lithotripsy, keyhole and laser surgery for the treatment of urinary stones and other diseases in the urinary tract, and laparoscopy of the kidney.

Minimally invasive surgical procedures include ESWL, semi-rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty and nephrectomy, and cryo-therapy of renal tumours.  He is also the world’s leading expert in a novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract.

Until recently, Dr. Buchholz has been one of only 46 trainers worldwide recognised by the International Endourology Society (IES) for Endourology and Stone treatment, and the first such recognised trainer in Europe by the European Board of Urology (EBU).  He was awarded multiple grants and awards.  He is author on more than 300 original articles in scientific journals and book chapters.  He is a reviewer for many international urological and scientific journals and he is a member of many national and international learned societies. He is an associated editor of the Arab Journal of Urology, Urologia Internationalis and Urolithiasis.

Dr. Buchholz sits also on the board of the stone section of the European Association of Urology (eULIS-EAU) which is responsible for guidelines, training and standards in stone treatment, both in European and worldwide.

Dr. Buchholz is the Founding Director of U-merge (Urology in emerging countries), a society that been created to promote medical and urological education and training in emerging countries to elevate the worldwide standard of urological care for patients. As such he organises teaching and training activities from one-to-one tutoring of surgeons to major international conference. U-merge and its founding director Dr. Buchholz are proud to have started collaboration with Sobeh’s Vascular and Medical Centre (SVMC) to bring medical and urological care in the UAE to an international state-of-the-art standard.

Education and Residences

MBBS - Westphalian Wilhelm’s University Muenster, Germany.

Residency – University Hospitals of St.Gallen, Baden and Basel, Switzerland.

MD – University of Berne, Switzerland

Research Fellowship – Flinder’s University, Adelaide, Australia.

Clinical Lecturer – The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Consultant Urologist – Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Consultant Urologist – United Lincolnshire Hospitals, UK.

Director of Endourology and Stone Services – Barts and the London NHS Trust, UK.

Director U-Merge

Fellowships

Fellow of the Swiss Society of Urology FSSU

Fellow of the Royal Dutch Medical Society FKNMG

Fellow of The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management FFMLM

Board Certifications

Switzerland Board certified in Urology

Dutch Board certified in Urology

German Board certified in Urology

UK Board certified in Urology.

UAE board certified in Urology.