Prof. M.P. Laguna Pes PhD

Full Professor
Main activities
Education, Patient care, Research
Urological Oncology
Focus of research

Renal Cell Cancer, Nephron Sparing Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cryosurgery and Testis Cancer

Key publications
  • Albers Peter, Albrecht Walter, Algaba Ferran, Bokemeyer Carsten, Cohn-Cedermark Gabriella, Fizazi Karim, Horwich Alan, Laguna Maria Pilar EAU guidelines on testicular cancer: 2011 update European urology 2011;60 (2):304-319 [PubMed]
  • Laguna M. Pilar, Algaba Ferran, Cadeddu Jeffrey, Clayman Ralph, Gill Inderbir, Gueglio Guillermo, Hohenfellner Markus, Joyce Adrian, Landman Jaime, Lee Benjamin, van Poppel Hein Current patterns of presentation and treatment of renal masses: a clinical research office of the endourological society prospective study Journal of endourology / Endourological Society 2014;28 (7):861-870 [PubMed]
  • Wagstaff Peter G. K., Ingels Alexandre, de Bruin Daniel M., Buijs Mara, Zondervan Patricia J., Savci Heijink C. Dilara, van Delden Otto M., Faber Dirk J., van Leeuwen Ton G., van Moorselaar R. Jeroen A., de La Rosette Jean J. M. C. H., Laguna Pes M. Pilar Percutaneous Needle Based Optical Coherence Tomography for the Differentiation of Renal Masses: a Pilot Cohort Journal of urology 2016;195 (5):1578-1585 [PubMed]
  • Golan Shay, Eggener Scott, Subotic Svetozar, Barret Eric, Cormio Luigi, Naito Seiji, Tefekli Ahmet, Pilar Laguna Pes M. Prediction of renal mass aggressiveness using clinical and radiographic features: a global, multicentre prospective study BJU international 2016;117 (6):914-922 [PubMed]
  • Wagstaff Peter G. K., de Bruin Daniel M., Zondervan Patricia J., Savci Heijink C. Dilara, Engelbrecht Marc R. W., van Delden Otto M., van Leeuwen Ton G., Wijkstra Hessel, de La Rosette Jean J. M. C. H., Laguna Pes M. Pilar The efficacy and safety of irreversible electroporation for the ablation of renal masses: a prospective, human, in-vivo study protocol BMC cancer 2015;15 (1):165 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae


Name: Laguna Pes
First names: Maria del Pilar
Born: 5 January 1956
Place of birth: Barcelona (Spain)
Work adress: Academical Medical Center, Department of Urology
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

1973–1979 Autonomous University, Barcelona
Studies of Medicine
1979–1982 Hospital del Sagrado Corazón Barcelona
Doctor in training at the department of Urology
1982–1988 Hospital del Sagrado Corazón Barcelona
Medical Staff of Urology
1989–1995 Fundación Puigvert Barcelona
Medical Staff of Urology
1989–1995 Autonomous University Barcelona
Docent Activity
1995–2000 Hospital Gral La Mancha Centro, Alcazar de San Juan
Chairperson at the department of Urology
2000–2002 UMC St. Radboud Nijmegen
Medical Staff at the department of Urology
2002 - present Academic Medical Center Amsterdam
Medical Staff at the department of Urology

March 2003 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas Grade of European Doctor in Medicine “Cum Laude”.
Thesis Doctoral: ”La sigmoidoplastia distal destubulizada (Neovejiga Canaria): una nueva sustitución vesical. Estudio clinico y funcional.”
‘’The distal detubulized sigmoidoplasty: a new bladder substitution, clinical and functional study’’

Sept/Oct 1990 Long Island Jewish Hospital, Long Island N.Y.
Fellowship at the department of Urology (Dr. A.D. Smith)
Nov 1990 Barnes Hospital, St. Louis
Fellowship in the Endourology Unit (Dr. R. Clayman)
Nov 1992 Saint Louis University Medical center, St. Louis
Fellowship at the department of Urology (Dr. R.O. Parra)
Jan 1993 Fellow of the European Board of Urology by examination
Nov 1994 Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Fellowship at the department of Urology (Prof. D. Neal)
July 1995 Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Fellowship at the department of Urology (Dr. A.C. Novick)
May- june 1999 CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Fellowship Hope program, management and organization activities 


1. dr. C.A. Mochtar: prognostic factors for clinical progression after treatment of BPH (April 4th 2006).
2. dr. S. Gravas: TUMT treatment of BPH: from evidence based guidelines to clinical practice (April 20th 2007).
3. dr. M.M. van Dijk: Balancing clinical outcomes and quality of life aspects in the treatment of LUTS/BPH (January 22nd 2010).
4. drs. I. Kümmerlin: Renal tumours in the Netherlands- a decade of pathology and a plea for biopsy (November 11th 2010).
5. drs. G.P. Haber: Adaptation of Emerging Technologies to Urologic Oncology Applications (November 16th 2010).
6. drs. P. Beemster: Defining the position of cryoablation in the therapeutic armamentarium of small renal masses (January 11th 2012).
7. drs. K. Barwari: Renal tumor ablation:beyond limitations of biopsy and follow-up (December 18th 2012).