Minimal Access Urology
Dr Ho’s biography
Specialist in Urology
Dr Kossen M.T. Ho completed in Oxford both his doctorate thesis on the urethral sphincter and urological training between 1994 and 2001. He returned to work in Hong Kong in 2001 at the Division or Urology, Department of Surgery, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong. In the summer of 2003, he gained the Fellowship of the European Board of Urology in Paris and obtained a diploma of laparoscopic surgery from Strasbourg University, France.
Thereafter he received specialist training in laparoscopic urological surgery in Germany (Department of Urology, Universitatsklinikum, University of Leipzig, Leipzig), Belgium (Department of Urology, Erasme Hospital, University of Brussels, Brussels) and Egypt (The Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura). He also had exposure to robotic surgery while in Brussels.
He has been working alongside with a team of urologists at the Hong Kong Urology Clinic in 2004 – 2017. Since the introduction of the robotic at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital in March 2007, he has switched to robotic and performed hundreds of minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. He is a mentor robotic surgeon at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital.
As early as 2007-2008, he has incorporated MRI in the diagnose of prostate cancer. In recent years, he is collaborating with radiologists to perform MRI-ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy.
Dr Chu’s biography
Specialist in Urology
Dr. Ringo Chu started his career at the time of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic and has worked in multiple urology centers in Hong Kong, including Queen Mary Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. In 2010, he was elected as Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was promoted to Associate Consultant in Kwong Wah Hospital. Since then, he was appointed as an honorary clinical assistant professor of both medical schools in Hong Kong.
In 2012, he was awarded the Tung Wah Training Fund for overseas attachment at two world renowned minimal access surgery centers, the University of California Irvine and University of Southern California, sub-speciality in kidney surgery and uro-oncology. After returning to Hong Kong, he provided regular laparoscopic surgery training to urology trainee in various major urological surgeries, such as laparoscopic excision of kidney tumour with maximal renal function preservation and laparoscopic excision of the urinary bladder. In addition, he extended his skills to paediatric urology problems e.g. undescended testis and hydrocele. Dr. Chu is also one of the first batch of an accredited robotic surgeon in the local public healthcare system.
Dr. Chu presented his work in many international scientific congresses in UK, US and mainland China. Recently he had won the best video award in the 15th Urological Association of Asia (UAA) Congress 2017. He was a former council member of the Hong Kong Urological Association. Currently he is the council member of Hong Kong Society of Endourology and has been invited as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He is also actively involved in several governing boards of social services in order to further contribute to society.