After completing his medical education and Urology residency at Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, and receiving a training under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephen Dretler at Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts General Hospital’s Kidney Stone Diseases Center in 1999, he made great successes in endoscopic treatments of kidney stone diseases. He continues successfully performing kidney stone treatments such as Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy (PNL) and Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS), which are still being used today.
He has more than 1000 cases of surgical experience in these procedures.
In 2004, Prof. Dr. Erdogru also received training under the direction Prof. Dr. J. Jens Rassweiler in Heilbronn Teaching Hospital of the University of Heidelberg in laparoscopic surgery field, which has become an important surgical procedure all over the world in the treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.
He still continues performing successful laparoscopic surgeries subsequent to more than 1000 cases of surgical experience in Turkey in many of the urologic diseases – prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and testicular cancer being in the first place.
With more than 400 conventional laparoscopic surgeries and more than 250 daVinci robotic surgeries performed since 2010, he is one of the leading urology specialists in our country who has adequate experience to combine these two techniques.
He took a place in medical literature for performing Laparoscopic and Robotic Pudendal Nerve Surgery on patients with chronic pelvic pain for the first time in the world, and named it ‘Istanbul Technique’. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=erdogru+t
During his 2 full terms of general secretariat of Endourology Society, Prof. Dr. Tibet Erdogru carried out training activities in our country.
He also carries out structuring and organizing of the training activities which are organized by Private Sector Urology Specialists Association he has been the head of for the past five years. These training activities have also aroused considerable interest in Europe. In the last eight years, he realized national and international (in countries such as Singapore, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Netherlands) 16 training projects that gained significant acceptance, and took part in them both as an organizer and a trainer.
In 2015 he presided the live broadcasted and most prestigious Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Congress of the world ‘’Challenges in Laparoscopy & Robotics 2015’’ in Istanbul.
He is still the only doctor from Turkey who is a member of the scientific committee of this most prestigious Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery Organization of the world.
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Office Address: UroKlinik, Istanbul
Hacı Adil Cad. Zerrin Sok. No:2
34330 Levent–Besiktas , Istanbul
Telephone : +90 (850) 399 1150
Fax: +90 (850) 399 1150
Web address: www.tibeterdogru.com
- Degree Earned: M.D., Professor in Urology
Primary Topics in Urology Robotic & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
(Prostate Cancer, BPH, Prostatitis)
Kidney Stone Disease
(Flexible RIRC, PCNL)
Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Female & Male
Prof. Dr. Tibet Erdogru published numerous peer-reviewed articles on laparoscopic & robotic surgeries in Urology.
He performs advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries consists of
- Robotic total intracorporeal nerve-sparing radical cystoprostatectomy and orthotopic ileal-neobladder reconstruction (without using stapler)
- Robotic extraperitoneal nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
- Laparoscopic and robotics pudendal nerve decompression in pelvic pain syndrome
- Robotic partial nephrectomy for enlarged kidney tumors (>6 cm diameter tumors)
- Needloscopic (2-3 mm) pyeloplasty in UPJ obstruction
He also performs the laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for vault vaginal prolapsus and radical surgeries in urologic oncology (especially nerve sparing oncologic surgery) using robotic and laparoscopic techniques.
He had 78 international, 45 national peer-reviewed scientific articles with more than 250 citations and more than 7 H-score.
Membership: European Association Urology
Turkish Urological Association
Turkish Endourology Society
Turkish Uro-Gynenocology Association
Turkish Andrology Society
Association of Urology Specialists in Turkey, President
Clinical clerkship Abroad:
Clinical clerkship in Department of Anaesthesia
University of Glasgow
Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Supervising Physician: Gavin N. C. Kenny
Dates: 1st-26th August,1988
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Urology, Kideny Stone Center
Training in endoscopic treatments in urinary tract stone disease
Supervising Physician: Stephen Dretler
Dates: 1st of October – 24th of December 1999
Heilbronn Klinikum Department of Urology
Training in laparoscopic urologic and oncologic surgery
Supervising Physician: Jens Rassweiler
1st of January – 30th of October 2004
Work Experience: October 1989-August 1990 Compulsary Service as a
primary care Physician at Mardin 2nd Health Center
September , 1990- September 1995
Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Department of Urology
October 1995 – December 1998
The German Hospital of Istanbul, Department of
December 1998 – February 2011
Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Urology
February 2011 – December 2016
Memorial Healthcare Group, Istanbul Atasehir Hospital
Department of Urology
Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery Center
January 2017- present
Center of Excellence in Urology
Languages: Fluent in English
Istanbul University Research Foundation
1996 Certificate of Sucessful Researcher
2002 Alpay Kelami Award
Congress of Sexual Function Impairment and Infertility
13-15 June 2002
International Cardura Award of Pfizer, 2002.
Science and Encouragement Award 2003
7th Mediterranean Video-Endoscopic Workshop,
“UroVision-2004” Award, 22-24 April 2004, Antalya