University Hospital Essen
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology (289986)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric urology
About the department
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in prostate cancer treatment!
The department offers the full range of conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the urogenital system in patients of all age groups. The main fields of specialization include surgical and drug treatment of urological tumors, plastic reconstructive interventions for correcting anomalies of the external genital organs and urinary tract. The spectrum is also complemented by genital correction and transgender operations in adults. The department annually provides its medical services to more than 2,700 inpatients and 6,700 outpatients. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Boris Hadaschik.
The department has 55 beds for inpatient treatment. The surgical treatment is carried out in four modern operating rooms of the department. The department's doctors widely practice both traditional treatment methods and the very latest therapeutic options, for example, minimally invasive treatments, such as stereotactic prostate biopsy, robotic laparoscopy (using da Vinci Surgical System).
Close cooperation with other departments of the hospital and private practitioners contributes to an optimal and comprehensive treatment. When starting treatment of each patient, the department's specialists aim to ensure the high-quality, effective therapy adapted to the individual needs and wishes of the patient.
The service range of the department includes:
- Diagnostics and treatment of oncological urologic diseases
- Radical surgery in kidney, bladder and prostate cancer, as well as in testicular tumors
- Laparoscopic interventions in kidney and prostate tumors
- Organ-conserving kidney tumor surgery
- Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in testicular tumors
- All methods of urine diversion (for example, artificial bladder formation)
- Brachytherapy and radiation therapy in prostate cancer
- MRI-guided prostate biopsy (fusion biopsy)
- Chemo-, immuno- and systemic therapy for all urologic tumors
- Clinical examinations
- Outpatient chemotherapy
- Follow-up care after the treatment of oncological diseases
- Palliative and pain therapy
- Provision of a second opinion
- Diagnostics and treatment of pediatric urologic diseases
- Correction of congenital malformations of the genitourinary organs
- Plastic reconstructive surgery (including plastic repair of the kidney pelvis, hypospadias repair, genital reconstructive surgery, endoscopic surgery)
- Diagnostics and treatment of infertility (cooperation with the Fertility Center NOVUM)
- Diagnostics and treatment of erectile dysfunction, including implantation of a cavernous body prosthesis
- Treatment of abnormalities of the external genitalia
- Men's health, age-related changes in men
- Treatment of sex differentiation disorders (transsexualism)
- Sex reassignment surgery
- Breast augmentation
- Fertility restoration
- Varicocele repair
- Hypospadias repair
- Minimally invasive surgery (conventional and robotic techniques)
- Organ-conserving resection of the kidney tumors
- Kidney pelvis plastic surgery
- Removal of kidney cysts
- Lymphocele fenestration
- Undescended testicle repair
- Varicocele repair
- Endoscopic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and bladder tumors
- Video-assisted transurethral resection of the prostate
- Video-assisted transurethral resection of the bladder, including photodynamic diagnostics and narrowed-band endoscopy
- Treatment of kidney stone disease
- Endoscopic therapy with ureterorenoscopy (rigid and flexible)
- Minimally invasive percutaneous therapy (PNL and Mini-PNL)
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
- Interventional procedures
- Thermoablation procedures in tumors or metastases
- CT-guided biopsy
- Urinary incontinence treatment
- Treatment of incontinence and enuresis
- Treatment of incontinence in the elderly
- Treatment of stress urinary incontinence in adults
- Treatment of neurogenic disorders of bladder emptying
- Video dynamics, electrostimulation, BioFeedback
- Medical therapy in urinary incontinence
- Surgical therapy, including bladder elevation, sacropexy, minimally invasive procedures (for example, injections into the urinary sphincter) and artificial sphincter implantation
- Outpatient surgery
- Endoscopic procedures
- Varicocele and hydrocele surgery
- Surgical interventions in children
- Other medical services
Prof. Boris Hadaschik studied medicine in Heidelberg, Louisville, Detroit and New Orleans. Afterwards he trained in Surgery and Urology in Heidelberg and Mainz. In 2006, Boris Hadaschik was awarded a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre from the German Research Foundation. He obtained the German Urological Association’s highest scientific award, the Maximilian Nitze Prize, for his work regarding "Novel intravesical agents against non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in a validated orthotopic mouse model". In 2010, Boris Hadaschik became an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Heidelberg. His main interests lie in the development of prostate cancer diagnostics (for example, imaging-guided biopsy) and therapy (for example, molecularly-targeted radiopharmaceuticals) to improve and customize cancer treatment and its outcomes. Prof. Boris Hadaschik is a Co-Founder of the Ginsburg Study Group for Comprehensive Prostate Diagnostics and a Member of several international Working Groups to optimize MRI-targeted prostate biopsy. In addition, he is a Principal Investigator of the German multicentre PROBASE trial for prospective randomized evaluation of risk-adapted prostate-specific antigen screening in 50,000 young men.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Essen
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