Dr. Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan and in the Netherlands, and for the last eleven 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 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.
Dr. Buchholz is 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 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. He is an associated editor of the Arab Journal of Urology and Urological Research.
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.
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.
Fellow of the Swiss Society of Urology FSSU
Fellow of the Royal Dutch Medical Society FKNMG
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.