Prim. Dr Marko Zupančić

Urology specialist

He is the head of the Department of Urology at the Slovenj Gradec General Hospital in Slovenia, which for 40 years has taken a recognizable place in the introduction of modern operative techniques of minimally invasive surgery in urology in that part of Europe, and since 1990 has represented one of the leading centers for urological laparoscopic surgery in Slovenia and the wider region.

Workplace/work experience
• Dom zdravlja Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (1987 – 1988)
• Slovenj Gradec General Hospital, Slovenia (since 1988)
o specialist urologist at the Department of Urology (1993 – 2002, 2006 – 2007)
o expert director of the hospital (2002 – 2006)
Head of the Department of Urology (since 2007)

• Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana (1986)
• Specialization in urology (1993)
• Master’s degree in biomedical sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb (2007)
• Primacy (2010)

Teaching activity
• Member of the pioneering team that introduced the laparoscopic technique in Slovenian surgery and urology in the early nineties, and for more than 20 years he has been helping the development of laparoscopy in various countries of Southeast Europe with his knowledge and experience.
• Assistant at the Department of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine in Maribor (2007-2008)
• Chief mentor for specialization in urology at the Medical Chamber of Slovenia (since 2008)

• He has published over 70 professional scientific papers.

Study stays and education
• Improving the surgical technique of radical prostate and bladder operations in Essen (1997)
• Improving the surgical technique of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in Paris (1999)

Professional memberships
• Slovenian Medical Association
• Medical Chamber of Slovenia
• Association of urologists of Slovenia
• European Association of Urology
• European Board of Urology
• Medical Chamber of Serbia

Special areas of interest
• Urological laparoscopic surgery
• Endourology and uro-oncological surgery
• Prostate cancer

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IN UROLOGY (Prim. MSc. Dr. med. Marko Zupančič)


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