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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

Munich, Germany


Department of Urology


Christian G. Stief

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian G. Stief

Specialized in: urology

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

The Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Munich is a patient-oriented maximum medical care hospital, which offers the full range of urological diagnosis and treatment options at the highest level. The chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Christian G. Stief.

Comprehensively trained, experienced physicians of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Munich are available for you for all urological clinical pictures and specific questions. The highest competence of the specialists combined with a wide range of established and latest treatment methods allows the clinic to respond individually to the needs and wants of patients, depending on the examination results and personal conditions. Here, you will also benefit from the close cooperation of the department with other departments and special medical institutions of the University Hospital of Munich. The Department provides patients with optimal care at any time, while using synergy effects and pooling the knowhow from other clinics. The Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian G. Stief, offers the full range of the latest urological diagnosis and therapeutic options, while open, endoscopic as well as minimally invasive (laproscopic) operations are performed. One particular focus is the field of tumor surgery (e.g. nerve preserving prostatectomy, removal of kidney tumors,  cystectomy with bladder replacement (neobladder), etc.).

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)

The department of urology is one of the few centers in southern Germany offering the holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) as a standard therapy of the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). With this procedure, one can also treat even large glands through the urethra (transurethral technique). This HoLEP-technology has allowed the physicians of the department to completely avoid conventional cutting operations through the abdominal wall and bladder used in the past (e.g., open adenoma enucleation). In addition, there are basically no restrictions regarding the size of hyperplasia.

The catheter inserted in the end of the operation can be removed within 2-3 days and the the patient can be discharged on the next day. In the department, between two and three HoLEP-procedures are carried out on average every day. There have been no cases where blood transfusion have had to be implemented. The effectiveness of this method has been confirmed by numerous international studies and is therefore recommended by national and European professional associations.




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