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Prof. Erdem Canda, MD

Prof. Erdem Canda, MD


Dear Colleagues&Friends, I have been mainly dealing with Robotic urology since the beginning of 2009. Due to January 2018 statistics, I personally performed >500 Robotic urology procedures including: Robotic Prostate cancer surgery (mostly) (some cases with concomitant inguinal hernia repair with mesh), Robotic Bladder cancer surgery (with intracorporeal urinary diversion), Robotic Kidney cancer surgery (mostly partial nephrectomy, some cases with zero ischemia), Robotic adrenal surgery and Robotic pyeloplasty. I also participated in 10 robotic sacrocolpopexy cases as a console surgeon to help one of my colleagues. Apart from the >500 cases that I personally performed, I proctored >100 robotic prostate cancer surgery cases. Before starting as a console surgeon, I assisted > 200 cases as a bed side assistant. Overall, due to January 2018 statistics, I have had a current experience & exposure of more than 800 robotic urological cases. I have many international papers published particularly in the field of robotic urology. Currently, I have been serving as an ERUS board member and previously I was a member of EAU YAU J-ERUS group. I have been also serving as an ERUS certified robotic urology trainer,tutored at many robotic courses. I have been taking part in the editorial board of scientific journals (Eur Urol, CEJU Videourology, EMJ Urology, Robotics research & reviews) particularly related with urology. I have been serving as the editor of the e-journal Robotics, Laparoscopy & Endosurgery with Videosurgery. I am a member of EAU,AUA,SIU,ERUS and Endourological Society. Apart from urology & robotics, I like playing accordion and dealing with music. With kind regards...Dr.A.Erdem Canda (Twitter: @erdemcanda)

Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
English  /  Turkish
13 Reviews


Global Review
4.9 /5
4.8 /5
4.8 /5
Knowledge aquired
4.9 /5
4.9 /5
Sep 7, 2019
Dr. Abdullah A.
Sep 1, 2019
Dr. Khaled a.
Sep 1, 2019
Dr. Bader A.
Sep 1, 2019
Dr. Mohammad A. Outstanding course, full of knowledge and hands on
Aug 31, 2019
Dr. Abdulrahman A. a very useful course.
May 5, 2019
Dr. Simon P. An excellent course that was tailored exactly to our needs. Professors Canda and Derya were excellent trainers. All aspects of the course were very professional.


Work Experience

Professor of Urology Department of Urology
Since 2018
Koc University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Professor of Urology Department of Urology
2008 to 2018
Yildirim Beyazit University, School of Medicine, Ankara / Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Urologist Laparoscopic urology fellowship for 3 months Department of Urology
2007 to 2007
SLK Kliniken Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany


Urological Training and Residency
1998 to 2003
Dokuz Eylul University, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Izmir, Turkey
Uro-oncology training for 2 months
1999 to 2000
UZ Leuven, Department of Urology, Belgium
Medical Degree
1991 to 1997
Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Robotic management of a duplicated ureter during intracoporeal urinary diversion following robotic cystectomy.
Central European journal of urology Read it here Robotic intracorporeal urinary diversion: practical review of current surgical techniques.
Minerva urologica e nefrologica = The Italian journal of urology and nephrology Read it here Open stone surgery: a still-in-use approach for complex stone burden.
Central European journal of urology Read it here

Professional Associations

Turkish Urological Association Member Turkish Urooncology Association Member Turkish Endourology Association Member


Best poster award Junior/YAU ERUS Session, Bruges, Belgium
Third Astellas Award for Best Poster Presentation EAU Baltic Meeting, Riga
Best (poster) abstract ERUS 2015, 12th Meeting of the EAU Robotic Urology Section, Bilbao, Spain