Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.2/10 from 32 Votes

Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology (113833)

Oliver Reich

Prof. Dr. med.

Oliver Reich

Specialized in: urology, pediatric urology

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Urology at the Academic Hospital Harlaching ranks among the top German departments specializing in prostate cancer treatment!

The Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the Academic Hospital Harlaching provides  open surgical treatment for kidney, bladder, testicular and prostate tumors. Among the main focuses is the organ preservation surgery for kidney tumors. Also, the department provides surgical treatment of congenital pathologies of the urinary tract, as well as the treatment of stress incontinence with the help of special techniques. The scope of tasks of the department also covers plastic reconstructive interventions on the kidneys, ureter, gallbladder and external genitalia. About 2,500 inpatients are treated here every year. The chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Reich.

The department, headed by Professor Reich, treats congenital malformations of the urinary tract and performs plastic reconstructive interventions on the kidneys, ureters, bladder and external genitalia. Thanks to personal experience and high technological equipment, the department has a special qualification in the field of oncological diseases of the kidneys, bladder and prostate. Specialists of the department also treat urolithiasis and stasis in the urinary tract. In addition, the scope of tasks includes the treatment of erectile dysfunction and incontinence problems, as well as pediatric urology and emergency urological care.

The department is one of the world's largest centers of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU-therapy) in the treatment of prostate cancer. This therapy uses energy of ultrasonic vibrations to create point zones of heating of predetermined and specified tissues. Inside the focus areas, the damaged tissue is heated up to 90 ° -100 ° C for a short period of time (up to 3 seconds), which leads to the death of tumor cells. With over 20 years of experience and having performed more than 3,000 operations using this method, the department has the largest experience in the world in this field. The department has an excellent reputation due to this method not only in Germany, but also accepts patients from all over the world, especially from the USA.

Main focuses of the department:

  • Treatment of tumors
  • Treatment of prostate cancer
  • Correction of congenital malformations
  • Treatment of incontinence
  • Plastic reconstructive interventions
  • Treatment of urolithiasis
  • Pediatric urology
  • Treatment of erectile dysfunction

The department offers the following types of conservative treatment:

  • Drug treatment of all urological diseases
  • Counseling and physico-conservative treatment of incontinence problems
  • Counseling and assistance in erectile dysfunction

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