PROFILE

Sung Yong Cho

# My initial training of urology residency and fellowship was at the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in Korea. After the fellowship, I joined the Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center (SMG-SNU BMC) as a full-time faculty in 2011 and moved back to SNUH in 2019 as an associate professor. Now I am the director of the 'Specialized Endoluminal Endourology-Stone Clinic (SEES)', the first kidney stone specialized center in Korea, and 'Medical Device Usability Testing Center (UTC)" in this hospital.

# I am in charge of the Units of Shock Wave Lithotripter (SWL), Flexible Ureteroscopy (f-URS), Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and Endoscopic Combined IntraRenal Stone surgery (ECIRS). Besides the Kidney Stone Center, I am also taking care of the enucleation surgery of benign prostate hyperplasia Unit (HoLEP and BipoLEP), endoscopic treatment of ureteral stricture and upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). I joined the Asian Guidelines of Urolithiasis Panels in 2019 as the Korean representative and one of the founders of an international academic symposium named ETS (Endoluminal Technology Symposium) in Asia (endoluminal.org). 

# For the past years, I am one of the members (founder & first president, www.cluesurology.org) who are leading f-URS, supine and Miniaturized PCNL, ECIRS cases in Korea. As a surgeon, my goal is to serve patients better and reach the ultimate outcomes of a high 'Quality Of Life' and safety with advanced surgical techniques and extensive experiences.

Dr. Cho's Landmarks of the Endourological history in Korea

 

Apr. 26, 2012. The 1st case of 18Fr supine mini-PCNL (5.94mm) was performed in Korea for a patient with a 2.3cm-sized renal stone. (2012년 앙와위 18Fr 최소침습 경피적 신장결석 내시경수술 국내 최초 시행)

Jul. 31, 2015. A ceremony marking the 500th surgery of minimally invasive renal stone surgery, including retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL), the largest surgical cases in South Korea. (2015년 연성내시경 신장결석 제거술 500례 기념)

Oct. 5, 2015. The 1st case of ECIRS (Endoscopic IntraRenal Surgery) using mini-PCNL and RIRS was performed in Korea. (2015년 경피적-요관적 신장결석 복합제거술 국내 최초 시행)

Feb. 28, 2016. Starting EASYURO (www.easyuro.com) for education on endoscopic stone & prostate surgery. (2016년 이지유로 교육사업 시작)

Nov. 15, 2016. The 1st case of RIRS using a disposable flexible ureterorenoscope (Lithovue) was performed in Korea. (2016년 1회용 연성내시경 국내 최초 도입 후 국내 최초 사용)

Jan. 3, 2017. The 1st case of 12Fr Ultra-mini-perc (UMP, 3.94mm) was performed in Korea for an 18-month-old baby with a staghorn stone. (2017년 18개월 아이에 대한 최소 침습 신장결석 경피적 제거술 국내 최초 수행)

Feb. 17, 2017. A ceremony marking the 1,000th surgery of minimally invasive renal stone surgery, including retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and miniaturized percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini-PCNL), the largest surgical cases in South Korea. (2017년 연성내시경 신장결석 제거술 1,000례 기념)

Feb. 17, 2017. The foundation of the 1st Stone-Endourology Center in Korea in the SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center (2016년 국내 최초 요로결석-내시경 전문 센터 설립, 보라매병원)

Mar. 10, 2017. Host and main organizer of the 1st ‘Korean Experts Meeting of Urolithiasis 2017’ by the Korean Endourological Society (KES). (2017년 제 1회 결석 전문가 심포지움 개최 및 주관)

Apr. 17-21, 2018. Release of the UAA (Urological Asian Association) Clinical Guidelines Panels for Stone disease as the representative in Korea (Kyoto, Japan) (2018년 아시아 비뇨기과 학회 결석 가이드라인 제작 한국 대표)

May 3-4, 2018. Host and organizers of the ‘1st Endoluminal & Technology Symposium in Seoul 2018’ in the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH). (2018년 제 1회 아시아 국제 결석심포지움 개최 및 주관)

Jan 4, 2022. The enrollment of the 1st case for the clinical trial of Korean robotic RIRS in Korea as the Principal Investigator.

About Easyuro

요로결석 및 전립선 비대증의 전문 지식을 나누는 공간 '이지유로 (easyuro)'

안녕하세요. 서울대병원 비뇨의학과 조성용교수 입니다. 

최근 10년간 요로결석과 전립선비대증의 수술적 치료는 내시경 기구의 급격한 발달로 효과적이면서도 안전성을 강화하는 방향으로 발전해왔습니다. 이를 국내에 적극 반영시키고자  이지유로(easyuro) 사이트가 개설되었습니다.(2016.1)

이곳에서 요로결석과 치료방법  및 전립선 비대증에 대한 전문적인 지식과 경험을 나누고자 합니다. 질병에 대한 전문적인 지식을 바탕으로 적절한 치료 및 관리가 이루어지길 바랍니다.  국내외 모든 분들에게 열려있는 공간이다보니 상당부분이 영어로 작성되어 있습니다. 양해부탁드립니다. 

Current Position

[2011~2018. Associate professor in SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center]

  • Director of the Stone-Endourology Training Center in SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center​ 

  • In charge of the Shock Wave Lithotripter Unit, Flexible Ureteroscopy Unit, and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Unit (Supine PCNL / ECIRS)

  • in charge of the Transurethral Prostatectomy (HoLEP, BipoLEP, Greenlight, etc)

  • in charge of the Fluoroscopic Urodynamic Suite

[2019.Mar ~ present. Clinical (full) Professor, Faculty of Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH)

  • Director of the Specialized Endoluminal Endourology & Stone Clinic (SEES)

  • Director of the Usability Test Center in SIMTRI (SNUH Innovative Medical Technology Research Institute)

  • In charge of the Shock Wave Lithotripter Unit, Flexible Ureteroscopy Unit, and Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Unit (Supine PCNL / ECIRS)

  • in charge of the Transurethral Prostatectomy (HoLEP, BipoLEP, Greenlight, etc).

  • in charge of the upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) and stricture management by flexible ureteroscopy and miniaturized nephroscopy

[Academic Societies]

[Societies for Medical Devices in Korea]

  • Head of Usability Test Center in SIMTRI (SNUH Innovative Medical Technology Research Institute) in the SNUH (Seoul National University Hospital)

  • Board member of SaMD (Software as a Medical Device) expert consultation board of the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) (소프트웨어 의료기기 사용적합성 전문가 협의체)

Academic History 

[Articles]

  • Previous investigations in the PubMed [Link]

[Awards]

  • Nov 20, 2020 - Best Paper in Incontinence Clinical Research [Link]

[Education]

  • Feb 26, 2012 – Doctor of Philosophy. Graduate School, Seoul National University

  • Feb 24, 2010 – Master's Degree. Graduate School, Seoul National University

  • Feb 22, 2001 – Bachelor's degree. Seoul National University College of Medicine  

  • Feb 24, 1992 – Graduated from Dae-il Foreign Language High School

 

[Trainings]

  • Jan 30, 2016 – Feb 29, 2016     

     Visiting doctor to professor Guido Giusti, Department of Urology Ospedale San Raffaele Turro, Milan, Italy

  • Jan 4, 2016 – Jan 30, 2016        

     Visiting doctor to professor Olivier Traxer in the Department of Urology, Tenon Hospital, Paris, France

  • Mar 1, 2010 – Sep 31, 2011      

     Fellowship in the Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

  • Mar 1, 2006 – Feb 28, 2010      

     Residency in the Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

  • Apr 14, 2003 – Apr 13, 2006     

     A coroner in the National Institute of Scientific Investigation (Served in Korean Army)

  • Mar 1, 2002 – Feb 28, 2003     

     Internship in the Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea