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Academic Hospital St. Elisabethen Lörrach

location_on Lörrach, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology (371105)

Dirk Weese

Dr. med.

Dirk Weese

Specialized in: adult and pediatric urology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the Academic Hospital St. Elisabethen offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in the diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract in men, women and children. The doctors of the department are members of the Lörrach-Rheinfelden Cancer Center and the Interdisciplinary Center of Competence for Incontinence. The department performs more than 1,000 inpatient and 300 outpatient interventions every year. The department is headed by Dr. Dirk Weese.

Much attention is paid to the surgical treatment of oncological diseases in men (open surgical techniques and endoscopic interventions), as well as chemotherapy for the treatment of urological cancer. In addition, surgical procedures for the treatment of patients with urinary incontinence and kidney disease are of interest. The department has excellent therapeutic possibilities: laser therapy (Green Light Laser), extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, SEED implantation (low-dose brachytherapy), local radiation therapy, etc.

The range of conservative medical services of the department includes:

Outpatient services

  • Benign prostatic diseases (benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis)
  • Acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urethra
  • Inflammation of the testis and epididymis (epididymitis)
  • Urolithiasis disease
  • Bladder dysfunction
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Overactive bladder
  • Male sexual dysfunction
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Premature ejaculation
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Impaired reproductive function in men
  • Pediatric urological diseases
    • Nocturnal enuresis
    • Cryptorchidism (undescended testicle)
    • Phimosis (foreskin narrowing)
  • Oncological diseases
    • Prostate cancer
    • Bladder, ureteral and kidney cancer
    • Testicular cancer
    • Penile cancer
  • Age-related complaints in men
  • Psychosomatic care
  • And other services

Inpatient services

  • Acute urological diseases
    • Renal colic
    • Severe, febrile, inflammatory diseases of the kidneys, prostate, testicles and epididymis
  • And other diseases

The range of surgical services of the department includes:

Outpatient interventions

  • Circumcision (in phimosis or if desired)
  • Sterilization (vasoligation)
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Removal of genital warts
  • Implantation or replacement of the urethral catheter
  • Implantation and replacement of the nephrostomy catheter
  • And other interventions

Inpatient operations

  • Open surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (TURP)
  • Kidney surgery in kidney tumors, contracted kidney, ureteral stenosis and kidney stones
  • Bladder surgery in tumors, stones and diverticula
  • Operations on the testicles in tumors, undescended testicle, hydrocele and testicular torsion
  • Urethral surgery (including endoscopic and laser removal of stones in the ureter)
  • Surgery for urinary incontinence in women
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Laparoscopic operations (removal of the kidneys, ligation in varicocele)

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