Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura Egypt

Title Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura Egypt
Categories Fellowships
Location Mansoura, Egypt
Job Information

The Urology and Nephrology Center (UNC) at Mansoura University in Egypt is an internationally renowned urologic institute. With 250 beds totally devoted to urology, UNC surgeons perform an enormous number of different endourologic procedures in one of the busiest programs in the world. Our strengths in different realms of endourology including minimally invasive surgery, complex stone management and Laser prostate surgeries put us in a unique position to efficiently and effectively train our fellows.

UNC also maintains one of the most dynamic programs in research. The large volume of patients treated at the center provide huge amount of data and research opportunities. Our fully equipped animal house and molecular laboratory provide an ideal setting for carrying out basic research projects. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting edge clinical technology, and a highly integrated information system, UNC is considered a one-of-its-kind facility in the region.

Faculty members:

Prof: Ahmed R El Nahas, MD
Dr: Naser El Tabei, MD
Dr: Ahmed El Shal, MD
Dr: Ahmed Mansour, MD
Dr: Manhoud lymoun, MD


Program at a glance:

The Endourology fellowship program at UNC is an Endourology Society certified training program.

The first year

During the first six months of the first year, the fellow will actively participate in basic science, laboratory and clinical research.  A fully equipped animal research laboratory is available at UNC. The fellow is asked to identify the research topics of his/her interest in addition to the proposal of research that will suggested be his/her faculty supervisors.

During of the 2nd six months the fellow will spend one day a week in the operating room (OR) while the research program will continue during the rest of the week. In the OR the fellow will assist in PCNL, laparoscopic procedures, and retrograde ureterorenoscopy cases. He will actively participate and perform rigid ureteroscopy particularly for cases with pelvic ureter pathology.

The second year

During this year, the fellow will be actively involved in the clinical practice and activity keeping one day per week for research work. The fellow will be able to actively participate to a minimum of 60 retrograde ureteroscopic and/ or ureterorenoscopic cases, 60 percutaneous renal cases, 100 laparoscopic procedures, 20 endoscopic surgical procedures for BPH and 10 ESWL.  By the end of the 2 years, the fellow should do 20% of these cases by himself or under supervision of the faculty members. .All the cases will be recorded in log book of the fellow and revised by the director of the course.

For stone management, the fellow will gain experience in shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy both rigid and flexible, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We have dedicated two shockwave lithotripsy suites with latest technology.  A dedicated endourology suite is also present in our operating theatre. Percutaneous access is only performed by urologists in our institute and the fellow is expected to master it by the end of his fellowship.

Laparoscopic activity will start with dry lab training in the animal house for one month. Clinical training includes both ablative and reconstructive procedures. By the end of the training the fellow will master the ablative laparoscopic procedures particularly of the upper urinary tract and basic of the reconstructive procedures. Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy procedures are not widely available  because of the rarity of such pathology in our locality. The candidate will actively participate in advanced laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS) and advanced reconstructive procedures. The state-of-the-art laparoscopy training facility is available which the fellow is expected to use to enhance his laparoscopic skills.

Recent modalities for management of BPH are frequently used and performed in our institute. The fellow will actively participate in various techniques including, Transurethral resection of the prostate using saline (TURiS), photoselective vaporization (PVP) and Holmium Laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). Both Holmium VersaPulse 100 Watt and Greenlight XPS Laser machines are available. A unique dedicated prostate clinic is also available for evaluation and management of prostate-related urinary symptoms.

In fact, the only limits for the fellow’s productivity during the fellowship is his range of creative capabilities and his clinical progress. Upon completion of the fellowship program the fellow will be able to meet the requirements for certification by the Endourological society. The fellow is expected to maintain an accurate and comprehensive operative log that will be reviewed with the program directors on routine basis.

Certification requirements:

To receive fellowship certification with the Endourological Society, the fellow must:
1. Submit a manuscript to the Journal of Endourology essay contest

  1. Minimum of three (3) publications in peer reviewed journals
  2. Submit a case log to the Endourological Society
Contact Name Ahmed M. Shoma, M.D., Ahmed A. Shokeir, M.D., Ahmed Mansour, M.D.
Contact Email ahmedshoma@hotmail.com
Region Middle East/ Africa
Job Address

Urology and Nephrology Center
Mansoura University
Mansoura, Egypt


Country Egypt
Phone +201223766818
Fax +20502202677