Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

location_on Cologne, Germany
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Department of Urology (122)

Joachim Leißner

PD. Dr. med.

Joachim Leißner

Specialized in: urology

About the Department of Urology at Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

The Department of Urology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide, headed by Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Joachim Leißner, deals with the treatment of diseases and injuries of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra and male reproductive organs. There are used modern conservative (medicated), endoscopic and open surgical techniques.

The Department of Urology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide is especially focused on the treatment of malignant diseases of the urogenital system. There is maintained tight cooperation with the working group of the urologic oncology of the German Cancer Society. The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide provides the following outpatient surgical interventions: varicocele treatment by means of vein sclerotherapy of the vas deferens, circumcision, sterilization by vasectomy, treatment of the vulvar (genital) warts, urethral caruncle removal. In case of surgery in children, one of the parents can stay in the same room with his/her child.  

The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide has two state-of-the-art operating rooms for open surgery and one operating room for transurethral (through the urinary tract) and endoscopic interventions. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Urology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide under the direction of Dr. med. Joachim Leißner includes:

  • Treatment of kidneys and ureter
    • Endoscopic removal of stones
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    • Surgical removal of tumors in the kidneys, ureter and adrenal glands
  • Treatment of bladder
    • Endoscopic transurethral resection of bladder tumors
    • Radical surgery for tumors in the bladder
    • Chemotherapy
  • Prostatectomy
    • Transurethral resection
    • Open surgical removal of large prostate adenomas
  • Treatment of male reproductive organs
    • Treatment of testicular cancer
    • Endoscopic and open surgery
    • Surgical treatment of Peyronie’s disease and congenital abnormalities of the penis
    • Diagnosis and treatment of impotence
    • Treatment of prostate diseases
  • Treatment of female incontinence 
    • Diagnosis and surgical treatment. If possible, the treatment of incontinence is provided by means of collagenous augmentation (collagen injections to urethral sphincter)
  • Removal of stones
    • Removal of ureteral stones by means of surgical removal or percutaneous lithotripsy (= through the abdominal wall) through a puncture access to the renal pelvis

Curriculum vitae of PD. Dr. med. Joachim Leißner

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1984   Abitur am Friedrich Dessauer-Gymnasium Frankfurt-Höchst
  • 1985-1992   Medizinstudium an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 1992-1999   Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter in der Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 2000-2003   Leitender Oberarzt der Urologischen Klinik der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  • 2002   Habilitation für Urologie an der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg: "Prognostische Faktoren beim Harnblasenkarzinom unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Lymphknotendissektion"
  • 2003-2005   Leitender Oberarzt der Urologischen Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität Bonn
  • seit 2005   Chefarzt der Urologischen Klinik, Kliniken der Stadt Köln, Krankenhaus Holweide


  • Klinisch: Kinderurologie, Andrologie, erweiterte radikale Tumorchirurgie, rekonstruktive Chirurgie
  • Wissenschaftlich: Operative Therapie des Blasenkarzinoms, Gentransfer-Strategien bei urologischen Tumoren, medikamentöse Therapie des Prostata-Adenoms, Oncogene und Rezeptorforschung bei urologischen Tumoren

Photo of the doctor: (c) Krankenhaus Köln-Holweide 

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