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



First robotic nephrectomy in South Africa
April 16, 2015

We would like to announce that the first robotic radical nephrectomy, in South Africa, will be performed by Dr MC Conradie on 20 April 2015

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Waterfall City Hospital Robotic Launch
August 8, 2014

New hope for prostate cancer sufferers. Treatment for prostate cancer took a giant leap forward on 30 June 2014 when a procedure using advanced da Vinci robotic technology was performed at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital –  the first time this procedure was undertaken in Johannesburg.

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Guidelines in Laparoscopic Urology
August 8, 2014

This document serves as a guide to Laparoscopic Urological Surgery in private practice as well as in training hospitals as an initiative to support those urologists (registrars as well as urologists in private practice) who require guidance on laparoscopic surgery in private practice as well as provides possibilities of a training program in laparoscopy.

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Congresses and Dates
August 8, 2014

View the following table for more information on future conferences and congresses, including their dates and venues.

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Robotic Surgery
August 5, 2014

Advanced surgical robotic technology introduced to Johannesburg and Cape Town. State-of-the-art system an important step forward for medicine in SA. June 2014 Advanced da Vinci robotic technology that enables

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