Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

Cologne, Germany

Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy (program ID: 47085)

Joachim Leißner

PD. Dr. med.

Joachim Leißner

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology

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The urological specialty covers diseases and damages of kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra and male reproductive organs. In the Department of Urology in Cologne-Holweide conservative, endoscopic and open surgical techniques are used.

Treatment of kidney and ureter

  • Endoscopic removal of stones
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Surgical removal of tumors in the kidney, ureter and adrenal glands.

Treatment of bladder

  • Endoscopic transurethral resection of bladder tumors
  • Radical surgery for tumors in the bladder
  • Chemotherapy.


  • Transurethral resection
  • Open surgical removal of large prostate adenomas.

Treatment of male genital organs

  • Therapy 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.

Removal of stones

  • Removal of ureteral stones using percutaneous nephrolithotomy and ureteroscopy.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • urological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • tumor marker
  • ultrasound of the urogenital system
  • CT/MRI of the abdomen and pelvis
  • preoperative care
  • laparoscopic nephrectomy and ureterectomy
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide is a part of the University of Cologne. Alongside with a wide range of treatment of diseases represented in the clinic, the hospital specializes in the following areas: gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ENT therapy, radiology. There is also a specialized clinic for the treatment of visceral (internal organs of the body). The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide applies minimally invasive technologies and sparing treatment methods.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.