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Dr. Hazem Elmansy

Dr. Elmansy’s research interests include:

  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
  • Miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL) 
  • Green light laser prostatectomy 
  • Metabolic stone workup for the prevention of stone disease  
  • Microscopic hematuria 


Relevant Publications:

Leeson CE, Ismail, A, Hashad MM, Elmansy H, Shahrour W, Prowse O, & Kotb A. Systematic Review: Safety of Intravesical Therapy for Bladder Cancer in the Era of COVID-19. SN comprehensive clinical medicine 2020, 1–5. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s42399-020-00461-3 

Hodhod A, Oquendo F, Tablowski A, Abdul-Hadi R, Shahrour W, Kotb A, Prowse O & Elmansy H.  ‘Top-Down’ holmium laser enucleation of the prostate. Report of initial cases performed by a single surgeon,Arab Journal of Urology 2020. doi: 10.1080/2090598X.2020.1805964 

Leeson C, Oquendo F, Hassan H, Bonneville S, Alaref A, Shahrour W, & Elmansy H. Images – Simultaneous bilateral percutaneous nephrolithotomy and encrusted ureteric stent removal in a patient with an ectopic parathyroid adenoma. Canadian Urological Association Journal 2020, 15(3). 

Nour H, Kamel A, Elmansy H, Badawy M, Shabana W, Abdelwahab A, Elbaz A, Eleithy T, Rushdy, M. Pneumatic vs laser lithotripsy for mid-ureteric stones: Clinical and cost effectiveness results of a prospective trial in a developing country. Arab J Urology 2020. doi: 10.1080/2090598X.2020.1749800 

Elmansy H, Hodhod A, Kotb A, Prowse O, Shahrour W. Top-down Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Technical Aspects and Early Outcomes. J Urology. 2019 doi:10.1016/j.urology.2019.01.019 

Hodhod A, Oquendo F, Nour H, Kelly R, Shahrour W, Kotb A, Prowse O, Elmansy H: The ex vivo and in vivo Characteristics of New DrillCutTM Prostate Morcellator after Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: A Pilot Study. Urol Int 2019. doi: 10.1159/000499092 

Oquendo F, Ismail A, Elmansy H, Shahrour W, Prowse O, Escott N, Kotb A. Accidentally Discovered Testicular Tumour Through MRI Spine. Urology 2020; 136: 6-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.08.045 [E-published 2019 Sep 16] 

Ismail A, Elmansy H, Shahrour W, Prowse O, Kotb A. Very late locally recurrent chromophobe renal cell carcinoma: 15 years following radical nephrectomy for low-stage disease. J Surg Case Rep. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz257 

Labib M,  Ismail A, Elmansy H,  Shahrour W, Prowse O, Kotb A. Adrenalectomy for huge solid pheochromocytoma: a challenging surgery or piece of cake?, J Surg Case Rep. 2019; vol 8. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz255 

Shahrour W, Hodhod A, Kotb A, Prowse O, Elmansy HDorsal buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for vesico-urethral anastomotic stricture post radical prostatectomy. Aug 2019. J Urology 120:210. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.04.022 [E-published 2019 Apr 27] 

Shahrour W, Joshi P, Hunter C, Batra V, Elmansy H, Surana S, Kulkarni S. The Benefits of Using a Small Caliber Ureteroscope in Evaluation and Management of Urethral Stricture. Advances in Urology, vol. 2018, Article ID 9137892, 5 pages, 2018. 

York N, Zheng M, Elmansy H, Rivera ME, Krambeck A, Lingeman, J. Stone free outcomes of flexible ureteroscopy for renal calculi utilizing CT imaging. J Urology [Epub ahead of print Nov 1, 2018] 

Elmansy H, Lingeman J. Recent advances in lithotripsy technology and treatment strategies: A systematic review update. Int J Surg. 2016; 36:676-80. 

Elmansy H, Hussaen J, Elhilali M, Andonian S. Pyelocystostomy for treatment of recurrent nephrolithiasis and ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a pelvic kidney. Can J Urol. 2016, 23(5):8480-82. 


Hazem Elmansy, Amr Hodhod, Fabiola Oquendo, Ahmed Kotb, Owen Prowse, and Walid Shahrour. Holmium Laser Vaporesection of the Prostate: A Step-by-Step Approach. (2019, June 04) Videourology. Available from: 

Walid Shahrour, Amr Hodhod, Ahmed Kotb, Owen Prowse, and Hazem ElmansyDorsal buccal mucosal graft urethroplasty for vesico-urethral anastomotic stricture post radical prostatectomy. J Urology (2019, Apr 27) Available from: 

Hazem Elmansy, Amr Hodhod, Fabiola Oquendo, Ruba Abdul-Hadi, Ahmed Kotb, Owen Prowse, and Walid Shahrour. Overcoming Challenges During Holmium Enucleation of the Prostate (2019, Mar 14). Videourology. Available from: 

Hazem ElmansyAhmed Kotb, Owen Prowse, Walid Sharour. Top-Down Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Technical aspects and early outcomes. J Urology. 2019. Available from: 

Book Chapter 

Elmansy, H. M. and Elhilali, M. M. (2012) Holmium Laser Therapy of the Prostate, in Smith’s Textbook of Endourology, Volume I&II, 3rd Edition (eds A. D. Smith, G. H. Badlani, G. M. Preminger and L. R. Kavoussi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345148.ch127

Funded Projects:

$50,000 Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association Clinical Innovation Opportunities Fund Grant – Operating Grant (March 28, 2019-December 05, 2021) 

$50,000 Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association AHSC AFP Innovation Fund Grant – Operating Grant (Feb 26, 2019-July 24, 2021) 

$50,000 Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association Clinical Innovation Opportunities Fund Grant – Operating Grant (March 31, 2020-March 31, 2022)