Welcome to the Southern African Endourology Society

The Southern African Endourological Society has been set up under the auspices of the World Endourological Society to promote training in and development of Endourology in Southern Africa. Doctors and patients are invited to read up about Endourology, and the benefits of choosing minimally invasive techniques when managing urological problems.




Laparoscopic urological surgery has been popularized over the past decade in SA to such an extent that the need for minimally invasive treatment options is more often requested than conventional open surgery.  This places tremendous pressure on the urologist to provide this service. The aim with these guidelines is to provide insight to the prospective urologist who wants to embark on laparoscopic urological surgery training as well as those who want to provide this service in his/her practice.

Those urologist who wants to provide a laparoscopic urological service to their patients, can easily achieve this by either entering into a formal laparoscopic urological training program or contact a laparoscopic urologist to assist in the surgery.  Read more on this topic under the section titled “Laparoscopic Urological Surgery Training Program.” This training program elaborates on the process by which one accumulates the knowledge and skill in order to apply it in a clinical setting with the optimal clinical and financial outcome.  The logbook provided is designed to provide an easy and standardized manner of keeping records of all the procedures you have observed, assisted or performed. This logbook may be required when applying for authorization for laparoscopic procedures. 

Read more on guidelines on laparoscopic urology within the different sections below:

  1. Overview
  2. Guidelines to laparoscopic urological surgery
  3. Equipment considerations
  4. Procedure codes and medical aid authorization and benefits
  5. Laparoscopic urological surgery training program
  6. Log book templates



Congresses and Dates
June 5, 2019

Join us in the breathtaking and modern city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the 37th World Congress of Endourology, the world’s foremost meeting dedicated to minimally invasive urologic surgery, held in conjunction with the 8th Emirates Urological Society Conference (EUSC 2019). Assembling the global leaders of today, WCE 2019 will provide unparalleled opportunities to expand your education, enhance your skills and exchange ideas. During this years WCE, there will be a sub speciality session on the first day of the meeting, we will make this program avaiable in due time. Please join and support the Southern African Endourology session.

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