Dr. Noor Niels-Peter Buchholz

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation: Specialist Urologist
Specialty: Urology
Languages: English, German, French, Dutch

Core Competencies

General urology:

  • Kidney (infections, stones, tumors & more)
  • Bladder (infections, stones, tumors & more)
  • Prostate (enlargement, cancer, infection)
  • Male genitalia (pain, swellings, tumors & more)
  • Bedwetting
  • Frequent urge to urinate (nervous bladder)
  • Reduced urinary flow
  • Incontinence (involuntary loss of urine)
  • Reduced sexual performance (erectile dysfunction)
  • Male infertility

Special interest and expertise:

  • Urinary stone treatment (kidney, ureter, bladder)
  • Minimally invasive treatments (keyhole surgeries) – retrograde intrarenal laser surgery, percutaneous intrarenal surgery, shockwave treatment for stones, laparoscopy
  • Long term stenting with metal stents of the urinary tract to avoid major reconstructive surgeries
  • Prostate enlargement

Brief Profile

Dr. Noor Buchholz has a wide-ranging experience of 27 years, which extends to his practice, teaching stints, charity work, research and being a speaker at numerous events and occasions. He 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 UK, where he was the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at the Royal London Hospital. In 2014, he moved 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 recognised 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 is the 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 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. He also organizes teaching and training activities from one-to-one tutoring to major international conferences.


  • Work experience in nursing at the Clemens Hospital, Muenster, Germany, 1977
  • Nursing school at the Marien Hospital Wesel, Germany, 1978-80
  • Registered Nurse, Director of the District of Wesel, Germany, 1980
  • Study of Human Medicine at the Westfalian Wilhelms University Muenster, Germany, 1981-87
  • State Medical Examination, MB.BS., Ministry of Work, Health and Social Affairs of the State of Northrhein Westfalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, 1987
  • Practising Certificate as General Practitioner, Ministry of Work, Health and Social Affairs of the State of Northrhein Westfalia in Duesseldorf, Germany, 1987
  • Award of Doctor of Medicine, MD, University of Berne, Switzerland, 1990
  • Completion of a Specialist’s Training in Urology, Swiss Medical Association FMH, 1995
  • Recognition as a Dutch (European) Specialist Urologist, Royal Dutch Medical Society KNMG, 1999

Research & Publications

As of April 2021, Dr. Noor has 264 registered publications with Researchgate, 32462 reads and 2934 citations. Below is a short list of of recent works:

  • Raber M, BUCHHOLZ N: Commentary on Treatment of Large Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: The Potential Role of Neo-Adjuvant Intravesical Chemotherapy. Eur J Clin Oncol, 3(1): 001, 2021 https://www.iomcworld.org/articles/commentary-on-treatment-of-large-nonmuscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-the-potential-role-of-neoadjuvant-intravesical-chemot.pdf
  • Halinski A, Pasik K, Halinski A, Halinski P, Trinchieri A, BUCHHOLZ N, Arkusz K: Encrustation of the Ureteral Double-J Stents Made of Styrene/Ethylene/Butylene and Polyurethane Before and After Implantation. Sci Rep (submitted), 2021
  • Bouras S, Ouhida S, Belgueroui H, Malki H, Popov E, BUCHHOLZ N: A rare case of a huge renal solitary fibrous tumor. Afr J Urol (submitted), 2021
  • Narayan Y, Brown D, Ivaz S, Das K, Moussa M, Papatsoris A, Tsampoukas G, BUCHHOLZ N: Incidental testicular masses and the role of organ-sparing approach. Arch Ital Urol Nefrol (in press), 2021
  • Tsampoukas G, Dellis A, Gharib A, Moussa M, Brown D, Deliveliotis K, BUCHHOLZ N, Papatsoris A: Correlation of clinical and sonographic characteristics in patients with unilateral subclinical varicocele and normospermia. Adv Urol Diagos Imag 4,1: 1-5, 2021
  • Kram W, BUCHHOLZ N: Letter to the editor, international urology and nephrology—in silico–in vitro–in vivo: can numerical simulations based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) replace studies of the urinary tract? Int Urol Nephrol, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-021-02869-9
  • Tsampoukas G, Brown D, Dellis A, Katsouri A, Alneshawy A, Moussa M, Papatsoris A, BUCHHOLZ N: Role of vitamins in the management of infertile men with varicocele. A systematic review. Arab J Urol, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1080/2090598X.2021.1932124 
  • Choong S, Zeng G, Sarica K, de la Rosette J, Denstedt J, Saltirov, Pal SK, Agrawal M, Desai J, Petrik A, Mazzon G, BUCHHOLZ N, Maroclo MV, Gordon S, Sridhar A: Classification and Standardized reporting of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL): International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU) Consensus Statements. Minerva Urol Nefrol, 2021 Jan 13. doi: 10.23736/S0393-2249.20.04107-7. Online ahead of print

Nationality: German/ Swiss

Number of Years of Experience: 27 years