Mr Tamer El-Husseiny is a consultant urological surgeon at Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals. In addition to general urology he subspecialises in the diagnosis, prevention and management of kidney stones; endourology (minimally invasive surgery) such as ureteroscopy and laser fragmentation of stones; PCNL (keyhole surgery for kidney stones); HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate); and endourological management of upper tract urothelial cancer. He also treats other upper tract abnormalities, including ureteric strictures and upper tract urothelial tumours.

Mr El-Husseiny graduated from medical school at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt with honours. He then completed his basic surgical and urological training and was appointed as an assistant lecturer in urology. He underwent higher specialist urological training on both the London and West Midlands urology training schemes. In addition, he also completed the prestigious two-year subspecialty endourology fellowship (awarded by the Endourological Society, USA) at St Bartholomew's Hospital, specialising in the management of complex stone disease.


Urinary tract stones prevention and treatment (including ureteroscopy, PCNL and lithotripsy), treatment of benign prostate disease (including laser treatment - HoLEP - and urolift), endourology, urinary symptoms, Rezum water vapour therapy

Research & publications

Mr El-Husseiny has completed MSc and MD degrees in urology and is very passionate about research and academic urology. He has led on and completed numerous research projects and has extensively published in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented in international, national and regional conferences and meetings. He maintains a strong teaching interest and he has taught on a number of courses and workshops. He is also a peer reviewer for several international journals.

Selected publications:

Bedi, N., El-Husseiny, T., Buchholz, N. & Masood, J. (2010) ‘Putting lead in your pencil’: self-insertion of an unusual urethral foreign body for sexual gratification. J R Soc Med Sh Rep, 1(18). Available at: DOI 10.1258/ shorts.2010.010014.

Berwin, J.T., El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A.G., Hajdinjak, T., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Pain in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Urol Res. Apr, 37(2), 51-3.

Buchholz, N., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis,K., Maan, Z., Masood, J (2010) Long-term follow-up of recurrent stone formers  – who, how long and how often? BJU Int, Jan, 105(1): 1-2. Epub 2009 Nov 13.

Buchholz, N., El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A.G., Masood, J. (2008) A novel wire stent (Zebrastent) for ureteric stenting in stone patients.  Expert Rev Med Devices,  Sep; 5(5): 545-7.

El-Husseiny, T. & Anderson, P. (2013) Erectile dysfunction; a review on current management. GPonline, December 2013. Available at: ejaculation/article/1223911

El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2011) Transurethral ethanol ablation of the prostate (TEAP) for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): long term follow up. J Endourol, Mar, 25 (3), 477-80

El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2012) The role of open stone surgery. A J Urol, May, 10, 284-8

El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2013) Advanced training of a practicing urologist in stone disease management. In: H. Tiselius, D. M. Albala, Z. Ye et al (eds.) Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, 102, London, Springer-Verlag. Available at: 1 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4387-1_102.

El-Husseiny, T., Karamanolakis, D., Moraitis, K., Wazait, H., Birch, M., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2010) The new Invisio® DUR-D ‘chip-on-the-tip’ digital flexible ureterorenoscopes - evaluation of changes in physical properties over time. Therapy, 7(4), 423-7

El-Husseiny, T. & Knight, M. (2016) Ureteric stents; physiology of stent flow. In: N. P. Buchholz et al (eds.) Handbook of Urinary Stents: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. London, JP Medical Ltd. (in press)

El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Maan, Z., Papatsoris, A.G., Saunders, P., Golden, B., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Percutaneous endourologic procedures in high-risk patients in the lateral decubitus position under regional anaesthesia. J Endourol, Oct, 23 (10), 1603-6

El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in Peyronie's Disease. In: A.M. Loske (ed.), New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers.

El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: its application in orthopaedics. In: A.M. Loske (ed.) New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers.

El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2011) Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: renal stones. In: N.P. Rao et al (eds.) Urinary Tract Stone Disease, 455-67. London, Springer-Verlag. Available at: DOI:10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_39

Gokani, S., Panah, A., Masood, J., El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A. & Buchholz, N. (2008) Insertion of a ureteric Memokath stent through a prostatic Memokath stent using extracorporeal needles placed on the skin to mark and measure the ureteric stricture in a patient with prostate cancer.  Curr Urol, 2, 200-3.

Maan, Z., Dickens, N., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Masood, J., Junaid, I. & Buchholz, N (2009) Case based investigation: urodynamics. Foundation Years Journal, June, 3(5), Urology.

Maan, Z., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2010) A comparative study of the requirement of introducer sheaths for ureteric access between an old generation fibre-optic flexible ureteroscope and a new ‘chip on the tip’ digital flexible ureteroscope. The Journal of Urology, 183(4), supplement, April, 497.

Maan, Z., Patel, D., Moraitis, K., El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A.G., Buchholz, N.P. & Masood, J. (2010) Comparison of stent-related symptoms between conventional double-J stents and a new-generation thermoexpandable segmental metallic stent: a validated-questionnaire-based study. J Endourol. April, 589-93.

Mak, D., Smith, Y., Buchholz, N. & El-Husseiny, T (2016) What is better in percutaneous nephrolithotomy – prone or supine? A systematic review. A J Urol, 14 (2), June, 101–7

Masood, J., Ismail, M., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Albanis, S., Papatsoris, A. & Buchholz, N. '(2011) An interventional urology list' - a novel concept for UK urological services. Ann R Coll Surg Engl, Jan, 93(1), 27–30.

Masood, J., Yeo, L., Zaman, F., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Maan, Z. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Should urologists in the UK perform their own nephrostomies and renal access for endourological procedures - what does the future hold? BJU Int, Sep, 104(6), 755-7.

Moraitis, K., Philippou, P., El-Husseiny, T., Wazait, H., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2012) Simultaneous antegrade/retrograde upper urinary tract access: Bart's modified lateral position for complex upper tract endourologic pathologic features. Urology, Feb, 79(2), 287-92. Available at: doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.08.023. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

Papatsoris, A., El-Husseiny, T., Sawada, Y., Takahashi, T., Nagaoka, A., Maan, Z., Moraitis, K., Masood, J., Junaid, I. & Buchholz, N. (2009) Treating bladder-outflow obstruction with thermo-expandable prostate metal stents.  Expert Rev Med Devices, Jul, 6(4), 357-63.

Papatsoris, A., Masood, J., El-Husseiny, T., Maan, Z.,Saunders, P., Buchholz, N.P. (2009) Improving patient positioning to reduce complications in prone percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Endourol, May, 831-2.

Papatsoris,  A.G., Masood, J., El-Husseiny, T., Ndirika, S., Junaid, I. & Buchholz, N. (2008) A novel long-term thermo-expandable ureteric metal stent: Memokath 051TM. In: J.M. Fitzpatrick, M. Drake, R. Webber (eds) BJU International website. Atlas of Surgical Devices.

Papatsoris, A.G., Zaman, F., Panah, A., Masood, J., El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2008) Simultaneous anterograde and retrograde endourologic access: ‘the Barts technique’. J Endourol, Dec, 22(12), 2665-6.

Panah, A., Masood, J., Zaman, F., Papatsoris, A.G., El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2009) A technique to flush out renal stone fragments during percutaneous nephrolithotomy.  J Endourol. Jan, 23(1), 5-6.

Panah, A.,  Moraitis, K., El-Husseiny, T., Lamrani, D., Masood, K. & Buchholz, N.P. (2010) Emergency inpatient extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) a safe and effective alternative. European Urology Supplements, April, 9(2).

Patel, D., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Shaikh, T., Buchholz, N., Masood, J. & Junaid, I. (2010) Assessing and developing percutaneous renal access skills of trainees using the state of the art PERC MENTOR™ simulation trainer. European Urology Supplements, April, 9(2), 36-7.

Patel, D., Maan, Z., Moraitis, K., El-Husseiny, T.,  Masood, J., Junaid, I. & Buchholz, N.P. (2010) A retrospective comparative validated questionnaire study comparing stent-related symptoms between conventional JJ stents and a novel thermo-expandable segmental ureteric metal stent. European Urology Supplements, April, 90(2), 101-2.

Patel, D., Maan, Z., El-Husseiny, T., Moraitis, K., Junaid, I., Buchholz, N. & Masood, J. (2011) Characterising stent symptoms associated with a segmental thermo-expandable metallic stent using a validated stent symptoms questionnaire. Cure Urol, 5, 72–8.

Philippou, P., Moraitis, K., El-Husseiny, T., Wazait, H., Masood, J. & Buchholz, N. (2010) Endovascular covered stenting for the management of post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy renal pseudo pseudoaneurysm: a case report. J Med Case Reports, Sep 23, 4(1), 316.

Reeves, J., El-Husseiny, T., Papatsoris, A.G., Masood, J., Buchholz, N. & Birch, M. (2009) Ureteric guide wire damage by Holmium: YAG laser: preliminary results. Urol Res. Feb, 37(1), 7-10.

Taylor, W., El-Husseiny, T. & Buchholz, N. (2012) The current role of Memokath 051 thermo-expandable metal stent in management of benign and malignant ureteric strictures. Med Surg Urol, S4:003. Available at: Doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.S4- 003

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