Noor Buchholz holds an M.D. degree. He was trained in Germany, Switzerland, and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan and in The Netherlands and for the last ten years in the United Kingdom where he is the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at St. Bartholomews Hospital in London. Dr. Buchholz is a leading European expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and in stone treatment in particular. He is a worldwide recognized 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 semirigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty and nephrectomy, and cryotherapy of renal tumors. He is also the world’s leading expert in a novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract. Dr. Buchholz is one of only 46 trainers worldwide recognized by the International Endourology Society (IES) for endourology and stone treatment and the first such recognized trainer in Europe by the European Board of Urology (EBU). Moreover, he was awarded multiple grants and awards. He is the author of almost 200 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. 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 European and worldwide.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2010