Dr. Hyder’s father instilled a deep love for medicine in his son. “My dad is an internal medicine doctor,” he reveals. “He was a big influence on my decision to enter medicine. In fact, I don’t think I ever didn’t know I was going into medicine. I was exposed to it at such a young age as I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As part of Islamic community, my father opened a free clinic in the city’s Mosque to serve the community. I knew I wanted to also do something to help people.”
After completing his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Hyder attended OU College of Medicine. He gravitated toward urology early on.
“Urology is one of the great surgical fields,” he says. “You can truly get to know your patients, have long-term connections, and take care of them throughout their whole lives. When someone entrusts me with their care, I always keep in mind that I may be speaking with someone who has just worked up enough courage to talk about a very private health issue for the first time. In that moment, I just want to make them feel at ease so we can have a candid conversation.”
Dr. Hyder is particularly interested in men’s health issues—especially those related to prostate cancer survivorship. “Treating erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery was a big part of my training, so anything I can do to help men improve their quality of life and relationships post cancer treatment is very rewarding.
“I was very lucky to train in one of the few facilities in the nation, Baylor Scott and White, that specializes in advanced minimally invasive procedures for enlarged prostates. There, I learned to perform Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP). The procedure offers patients the most long-lasting relief of urinary symptoms with minimal discomfort, and the shortest recovery and catheter time.”
He also treats men and women for painful kidney stones and hematuria (blood in the urine).
In joining Urology Partners of North Texas, Dr. Hyder has found a practice of like-minded, patient-first physicians who genuinely care more about medicine than about being a cog in a corporate machine. “That was something I’ve been exposed to from friends with jobs as hospital-employed physicians. It’s great for some people, but I was really looking forward to developing a sense of community with my patients and colleagues—a community like the one I grew up in. I want to be someone people can reach out to if they ever have issues in urology.”
When Dr. Hyder isn’t caring for his patients, the passionate Formula 1 fan enjoys spending time with his family and traveling with his wife (a neurologist) and checking off destinations on their bucket list. A tour of Asia may soon be on their itinerary. “I like to learn about different cultures,” he admits. “My grandfather runs a company in China, and I’ve spent a few summers with him growing up. I think it is important to get to know people from all different walks of life and make sure I can provide them with the best possible care.”