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BHB Appoints Urologist Dr Gordon Kooiman

The Bermuda Hospitals Board announced that Dr Gordon Kooiman [pictured] has been appointed as the Director of Urology, based at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

BHB said, “The appointment of a Urologist was required to meet the large demand for urology services in Bermuda, including diagnosing and treating people with cancers throughout the urinary tract [eg kidney, bladder, prostate and testicular cancers], recurrent urinary tract infections, enlarged prostates and kidney stones.

“Dr Kooiman previously worked for King’s College Hospital & Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals as a Consultant Urological and Laparoscopic Surgeon, a position he held from 2007, and before that as a locum consultant urologist at Darent Valley Hospital in Kent.

“Originally from the Netherlands, Dr Kooiman undertook his medical training at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London. His urology higher specialist training took place at numerous UK hospitals.

“Having been published in specialist medical journals, Dr Kooiman’s subspecialty interests include open and laparoscopic renal surgery and endourology and is experienced in using many new technologies such as greenlight laser for the management of benign prostatic hypertrophy and laser fragmentation of kidney stones.”

Dr Chiappa, Chief of Staff, comments, “I am very pleased to welcome Dr Kooiman and improve access to specialist urology services for people in Bermuda. BHB’s commitment is to provide the services needed by the community and we are very pleased to appoint someone of Dr Kooiman’s calibre and experience.”

Dr Kooiman comments, “I’m very happy to join BHB and look forward to working to care for inpatients and outpatients who need urology services in Bermuda.”

Dr Kooiman is married with three children. A keen hockey player, he also enjoys sailing.

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