Mumbai Urology Society


About Mumbai Urology Society

The Mumbai Urological Society (MUS) is a membership organization that brings together urologists through education, experience, and knowledge sharing. It was launched to bring together, under one roof, knowledge,expertise, and experience through regular meetings, masterclasses, and academic cooperation in the field of urologic surgery.

In 1982 a group of enthusiastic urologists from Bombay met at the Willingdon Sports Club and decided to float a platform where they could share their interesting cases and discuss them in detail. With this thought, the Bombay Urological Society came into being. The Bombay Urological Society started with Dr. D K Karanjawala as President and Dr. M R Kamat as Hon. Secretary and Dr. S W Thatte as Hon Treasurer. The Society's early meetings were held in the confines of the members' clinics, and as the numbers increased, the venue was shifted to the Urology / Surgery Department Meeting rooms and subsequently to more spacious halls. The Society was registered with the Charity Commissioner on 5th May 1983.

In 1995, at a meeting in the Bombay Hospital, in keeping with the State Government's stance to change the name of Bombay to Mumbai, the Council decided to change the name of Bombay Urological Society to Mumbai Urological Society. The Society started with an early membership strength of around 40 and has grown into a robust and dynamic body with over 200 members. What started as a small group of general urologists has now transformed into a big family of members who have specialized in a particular aspect of urology. Over the years, the Society has been blessed to have office bearers, council members, and members of national and international stature.

Focused and persistent in resolving the issues faced by the urologists of Mumbai, the Society has grown exponentially with a determination to complete the objectives set by the Society. Mumbai has a very active and vibrant urology community. Being the state capital city of Maharashtra and also called the "Business capital of India," this city also has several urology firsts to its credit… 

  • The first Mch urology program was started in Maharashtra in Mumbai at KEM hospital in 1983, and currently, there are 14 Mch urology seats in Mumbai.
  • The first live-related donor kidney transplant was done in 1967 at KEM hospital Parel, Mumbai
  • The first cadaver transplant in Maharashtra was done at the Department of Urology LTMGH on 27th March 1997 in Mumbai.
  • First Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy was done on 4th August 2011 at Asian Heart Institute, BKC. The Participants were Dr. V Srinivas, Dr. Jagdeesh N Kulkarni, and Mentor Dr. Kaul from the Vattikuti foundation.
  • Dr. Percy Jal Chibber performed the first PCNL in Mumbai in GMC and Sir JJ group of hospitals in 1983. He used to do the procedure in the fluoroscopy suite of the Radiology Department at J J Hospital. Following this, Dr. Arthur Smith conducted a workshop on PCNL in Bombay Hospital in 1984
  • Dr. Madhav H. Kamat performed the first TURP in 1977 in GMC and Sir JJ group of hospitals and in 1974 at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre.
  • Dr. G M Phadke and Dr. A M Phadke, a pathologist, were the first to report that smallpox was the common etiological factor of obstructive azoospermia. They also showed that VEA was successful in improving sperm counts. He later showed that reversal of vasectomy with VVA was possible.
  • The First Urodynamic machine in Maharashtra was installed in 1985 in Topiwala National Medical College and Bai Yamunabai Laxman Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai.

With this legacy, the Mumbai Urological Society continues to fulfill its mission to promote the highest standards of urological care through education, research, and social initiatives.