Zafar is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Colchester East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, where he is the lead clinician for urinary stone disease. He specialises in kidney stone surgery, including use of the holmium laser to treat stones and prostate disease

He is highly experienced across a wide range of fields including diagnosing and treating benign prostate conditions, urological cancers, andrological conditions including erectile dysfunction and infertility, female and childhood urology conditions

Zafar also runs a Men’s Health service which uses a holistic approach to diagnose a wide range of medical and surgical conditions early, helping to promote longevity and health into later life. 

For patients in East Anglia, particularly Essex and Suffolk, looking for a private urologist then Zafar is able to respond quickly in order to provide the diagnosis or treatment that you need.

Zafar looks after the medical and surgical care of a wide range of urological conditions, affecting both men and women.  He specialises in kidney stone surgery and is particularly interested in minimally invasive procedures using telescopes, which utilise the natural passageways through a ‘keyhole’ approach.  Patients can benefit from fewer complications and a speedier recovery.  

Examples of Zafar’s minimally invasive techniques include Urolift prostate implants for benign prostate enlargement, laser treatment for bladder stones and laser prostatectomy to treat benign prostate enlargement (known as HoLEP). His surgical data shows excellent results.

Zafar trained at St George’s Hospital Medical School London and became a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. He completed his specialist urology training across Cambridge, London and Essex and gained a Masters in Urological Surgery from University College London.

He completed a Fellowship in Stone Surgery and Endourology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, one of few institutions to be accredited internationally by the American Urology Association and the European Association of Urology.

Zafar has a keen interest in clinical education and values the importance of training fellow doctors.  He completed an MA in Clinical Education in 2014 and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Education at Anglia Ruskin University.  

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • European Association of Urology
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education

Key journal publications include:

‘Continued use of aspirin does not increase the morbidity of trans rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsies’ Maan Z, Pietrzak P, Patel U, Kerry S and Kirby RS.  BJUI (2003) 91(9): 798-800

‘Priapism – A review of the medical management’ Maan Z, Arya M and Patel HRH. Expert Opin Pharmacother  (2003) 4(12): 2271-7

‘Peyronie’s disease – A review of the medical management’ Maan Z, Arya M, Shergill I, Joseph JV and Patel HRH. Expert Opin Pharmacother (2004) 5(4): 799-805

‘Clinical use of botulinum toxin in urology’ Maan Z, Arya M, Shergill I, Joseph JV and Patel HRH. Expert Opin Pharmacother (2004) 5(5): 1015-1021

‘Development of an outpatient finger-prick glomerular filtration rate procedure suitable for epidemiological studies’ Niculescu-Duvaz I, D’Mello L, Maan Z, Barron JL, Newman DJ, Dockrell ME, Kwan JT. Kidney Int (2006) 69(7): 1272-5

‘Improving patient positioning to reduce complications in prone percutaneous nephrolithotomy.  Masood J, El-Husseiny T, Maan Z, Papatsoris A, Saunders P, Buchholz N: Improved patient positioning in prone percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). J Endourol (2009) May; 23(5): 831-2. (EPub).

‘Should urologists in the UK perform their own nephrostomies and renal access for endourological procedures – what does the future hold?’ Masood J, Yeo L, Zaman F, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Maan Z, Buchholz N: BJUI (2009) 104(6): 755-757

‘Percutaneous Endourological Procedures in High-Risk Patients in the Lateral Decubitus Position Under Regional Anaesthesia.’ El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Maan Z, Papatsoris A, Saunders P, Golden B, Masood J, Buchholz N: J Endourol. (2009) Oct; 23(10): 1603-05

‘Case Based Investigation – Urodynamics’. Maan Z, Nesar S, Mahmood A, Dickens N, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N: Foundation Journal (2009) 3 (5): 57-62

‘Treating bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) with thermo-expandable prostate metal stents.’ Papatsoris AG, El-Husseiny T, Sawada Y, Takahashi T, Nagaoka A, Maan Z, Moraitis K, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N: Expert Review Med Devices (2009)

‘Long-term follow-up of recurrent stone formers – who, how long and how often?’ Buchholz N, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Maan Z, Masood J:  BJU Int (2009)

‘Characterising stent symptoms associated with a segmental thermo-expandable metallic stent using a validated stent symptoms questionnaire’ Patel D, Maan Z, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Junaid I, Buchholz N, Masood J: Curr Urol, (2010)

‘Comparison of stent-related symptoms between conventional JJ stents and thermo-expandable segmental (Memokath TM, PNN Medical, Denmark) metal stents:  a validated-questionnaire based study.’ Maan Z, Patel D, Moraitis K, El-Husseiny T, Masood J, Papatsoris AG, Buchholz N: J Endourol. (2010) 24(4): 589-593.

Key presentations include:

‘Pyelopelvic reflux, a rare and potentially treatable cause of loin pain’ – presented at the Royal Society Of  Medicine, Clinopathological short paper meeting, Feb 2001

‘Routine insertion of a nephrostomy tube following percutaneous nephrolithotomy is unnecessary’poster presentation, British Association of Urological Surgeons, June 2001.

‘Is routine insertion of a nephrostomy tube following percutaneous nephrolithotomy necessary?’ poster presentation, British Association of Urological Surgeons Endourology Section Meeting, Sheffield, Nov 2001.

‘Routine insertion of a nephrostomy tube following percutaneous nephrolithotomy is unnecessary’poster presentation by proxy. International Congress of Urology, Sun City, South Africa, Mar 2002.

‘Continued use of aspirin does not increase the morbidity of trans rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsies’ oral presentation, 6th Asian Congress Of Urology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug 2002.

‘Continued use of aspirin does not increase the morbidity of trans rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsies’ poster presentation, American Urological Association, Apr 2003

‘William Cheselden; entrepreneur or grave robber?’ oral presentation, Geoffrey Chisholm Communication Prize Meeting, The Royal Society of Medicine, June 2004

‘CT as a primary imaging modality for high risk haematuria’ oral presentation, ‘Action On’ seminar, The Royal College of Surgeon of England, Jan 2005

‘CT as a primary imaging modality for high risk haematuria’ poster presentation, British Association of Urological Surgeons, June 2005

‘Retrograde upper urinary tract access in patients with ileal conduit urinary diversion’ poster presentation, British Association of Urological Surgeons, June 2005

‘Noise levels during Holmium Prostatectomy’ poster presentation, European Association of Urology, Paris, April 2006

‘Changes in Health Service provision and impact on prostate cancer patients in London’ podium presentation, Prostate cancer patient’s group, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, Sept 2007

‘Testicular ultrasound in Primary care – A Protocol-based Ultrasonographer -led Pilot Study’ poster presentation to the Minister of State for Health (Care closer to home initiative), Whitehall, Oct 2007

‘The Invisio® DUR-D digital flexible ureteroscopes – evaluation of changes in physical properties over time’ El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris AG, Maan Z, Masood J, Buchholz N, Birch M. Poster presentation by proxy Endourology & Stone Services and Dept. of Medical Physics, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London/ EUS-AUA meeting, Chicago, USA, April 2009

‘A thermo-sensitive removable metallic prostate stent for the management of bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) – experience from three centers in two countries’ Papatsoris AG, Sawada Y, Takahashi T, El-Husseiny T, Maan Z, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N Departments of Urology Barts and The London NHS Trust, London, UK Sawada Clinic, Yoshiaki Sawada, Japan  Kitamurayama Hospital, Tsutomu Hamazaki, Japan.  Poster presentation by proxy, Engineering and Urology Society (EUS) annual meeting, Chicago, USA, April 2009.

‘Percutaneous endourological procedures in high risk patients in the lateral decubitus position’ T El-Husseiny, J Masood, Z Maan, Papatsoris, P Saunders, B Golden, N Buchholz.  Poster presentation by proxy. 6th Eurolithiasis Society (eULIS) Symposium, Como, Italy, 2009 (abstract published in Arch It Urol Androl 81, 3: 160, 2009)

‘A comparative study of the requirement of introducer sheaths for ureteric access between an old generation fibre-optic flexible ureteroscope and a new “chip on the tip” digital flexible ureteroscope’ Z Maan, Samia Nesar, Binta Patel, Asad Mahmood, Tamer El-Husseiny, Konstantinos Moraitis, Junaid Masood, Noor Buchholz. Poster presentation by proxy. 6th Eurolithiasis Society (eULIS) Symposium, Como, Italy, 2009.

‘The Bart’s modified Valdivia position: Our experience with simultaneous anterograde and retrograde urinary tract access for complex endourological procedures’ K Moraitis, D Patel, Z Maan, A Papatsoris, J Masood, N Buchholz. Poster presentation by proxy. 6th Eurolithiasis Society (eULIS) Symposium, Como, Italy, 2009.

‘Contemporary issues in Urological Training – Can the Ski Instructors teach us anything?’ oral presentation.  Royal Society Of Medicine Urology Section Winter Meeting, Lech, Austria, Jan 2010

‘A comparative study of the requirement of introducer sheaths for ureteric access between an old generation fibre-optic flexible ureteroscope and a new “chip on the tip” digital flexible ureteroscope’Maan Z, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Buchholz N: accepted for EAU Barcelona: Europ Urol (suppl) 9; 2: 202, 2010

‘A validated questionnaire study comparing stent-related symptoms between conventional JJ stents and a novel thermo-expandable segmental ureteric metal stent’ Maan Z, Patel D, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Buchholz N: accepted for EAU Barcelona Europ Urol (suppl) 9; 2: 101, 2010

‘A validated questionnaire study comparing stent-related symptoms between conventional JJ stents and a novel thermo expandable segmental ureteric metal stent’ Maan Z, Patel D, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Buchholz N: AUA San Francisco/ USA, 2010.  Podium presentation by proxy

‘The History of the Catheter’ poster presentation. Cheema Z and Maan Z. History Section, British Association of Urological Surgeons, June 2011

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