Dr. Noor Niels Peter Buchholz




Dr. Noor Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia.  He has worked as a Consultant 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. In 2014, he has moved his practice to Dubai/ UAE.

Dr. Buchholz is a leading expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and stone treatment in particular.  He is a worldwide recognized expert in shockwave lithotripsy, the treatment of urinary stones, endourology and laparoscopy. He is also the world’s leading expert in the novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract.

For more than 10 years, Dr. Buchholz has been 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).  He was awarded multiple grants and awards.  He is author on more than 350 original articles in scientific journals and book chapters.  He sits on the editorial board of many international urological scientific journals, and is a peer reviewer for many more.

Dr. Buchholz sat also on the board of the stone section of the European Association of Urology (eULIS-EAU) for 8 years, which is responsible for guidelines, training and standards in stone treatment, both in European and worldwide. He was member of the Board of Directors of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU). He is founder and chairman of Experts in Stone Disease (ESD) organizing global scientific meetings.

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 organizes teaching and training activities from one-to-one tutoring to major international conference.


Special interests & experiences

  • Kidney (infections, stones, tumors, and more…)
  • Bladder (infections, stones, tumors, and more…)
  • Prostate (enlargement, cancer, infection)
  • Male genitalia (pain, swellings, and more…)
  • Bedwetting
  • Frequent urge to urinate (nervous bladder)
  • Reduced Urinary Flow
  • Incontinence (involuntary loss of urine)
  • Reduced sexual performance (erectile dysfunction)
  • Unfulfilled wish for a child (male infertility)

Professional Memberships

  • Arab Association of Urology
  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • German Society of Urology DGU
  • European Urological Association EUA
  • Swiss Society for Research in Surgery SSRS
  • New YorkAcademy of Sciences NYAS
  • Swiss Society of Urology SSU
  • Union of Swiss Surgical Specialties
  • Swiss Society for Shock Wave Therapy SGSWT
  • Urolithiasis Society of India USOI
  • Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons PAUS
  • International Endourology Society IESS
  • European Lithiasis Society EULIS
  • Bromhead Medical Society BMS
  • Foederatio Medicorum Scrutantium FMS (Switzerland)
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons BAUS
  • British Medical Association BMA
  • BAUS Section of Endourology
  • Engineering and Urology Society EUS
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons SLS
  • London Consultant Association LCA
  • European Section of Urolithiasis of the EAU
  • Faculty member F 1000, Stones and Endourology Section
  • Societe Internationale d’Urologie SIU
  • Foundation Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management FMLM
  • Emirates Urological Society EUS
  • Founder and Chairman of Experts in Stone Disease ESD
  • Founder and Chairman of Urology in emerging countries U-merge

Professional Licenses

  • Dubai Health Authority DHA – UAE
  • Dubai Healthcare City DHCC – UAE
  • General Medical Council GMC – UK
  • German Medical Association – DE
  • Swiss Medical Association FMH – CH
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • South African Society of Integrative Medicine
  • Pakistani Doctors Association Dubai/ UAE
  • Algerian Community of Endourologists & Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • International Alliance of Urology IAU

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch


1987MBBS University of Muenster/ Germany

1990MD University of Berne/ Switzerland

1995Board certified Swiss Medical Association FMH

1999Board certified General Medical Council GMC/ UK

1999Board certified Dutch Medical Association KNMG


1997-1999Lecturer Aga Khan University Karachi/ Pakistan

2000-2002Consultant Urologist United Lincolnshire Hospitals/ UK

2002-2014Director of Endourology & Stone services Royal London Hospital/ UK

2014-currentCommunity based Consultant Urologist Dubai/ UAE

2020-currentLocum Consultant Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow/ UK