Marien Hospital Marl

location_on Marl, Germany
9.8/10 from 28 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology (558183)

Hans-Jörg Sommerfeld

Dr. med.

Hans-Jörg Sommerfeld

Specialized in: adult and pediatric urology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at Marien Hospital Marl

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the Marien Hospital Marl offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the genitourinary system in men and boys. The department has 62 beds for inpatient treatment. The therapeutic options include both conservative and surgical techniques. Many operations are performed using the innovative da Vinci surgical system, which reduces the rehabilitation period  by 5 times and leads to the complete absence of pain the very next day after surgery. The key focus of the department is cancer surgery in malignant diseases of the prostate gland, bladder, kidneys, and testicles. Also, the department specializes in the treatment of urinary incontinence and pediatric urological pathologies. The department is headed by Dr. med. Hans-Jörg Sommerfeld.

For the comprehensive and most effective treatment of prostate diseases, the department has a specialized center, which was the first in the Recklinghausen region and only the second in Germany to be certified in accordance with the international quality standard DIN EN ISO 9001. The center mostly focuses on the diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is worth noting that the conservative and operational range is complemented by alternative treatment methods (for example, treatment of prostate cancer using the internal irradiation with radioactive "seeds").

A feature of the department is that the medical team for the long years of its successful clinical practice has developed the optimal step-by-step treatment strategy for each ailment, so all the doctors act harmoniously, adhering to a specific plan. Naturally, this strategy is adjusted in accordance with the individual clinical indicators, the needs and wishes of patients.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer (all surgical procedures are performed exclusively using a da Vinci robot)
    • Open retropubic prostate removal (radical prostatectomy with potency preservation)
    • Laparoscopic removal of lymph nodes in the pelvic region
    • Laparoscopic radical prostate removal
    • Low-dose-rate brachytherapy (radioactive prostate irradiation)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
    • Transurethral electro-resection and open transurethral prostatic resection
    • Surgical enucleation of adenoma with pronounced prostate enlargement
    • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (as an alternative in high risk of anesthesia)
    • Treatment of prostate adenoma with a holmium laser (HoLEP)
  • Care and treatment of patients with advanced cancer stages of the urological sphere
    • Pain therapy (in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization)
    • Measures for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life, as well as psychological support within conversations with the patient and his relatives
    • Support of the social services
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urolithiasis
    • Endoscopic therapy through the percutaneous and ureterorenoscopic access
    • Stone breaking by the method of flexible and semi-rigid lithotripsy (ballistic, ultrasonic)
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    • Chemical dissolution of stones
  • Diagnostics and treatment of bladder cancer
    • Endoscopic transurethral tumor resection
    • Radical tumor removal (cystectomy)
    • Various forms of urine drainage (for example, artificial bladder, Mainz-Pouch I, Mainz-Pouch II, etc.)
    • Polychemotherapy (cisplatin / gemcitabine, MVAC, paclitaxel / gemcitabine)
    • Photodynamic diagnostics of bladder tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of testicular cancer
    • Surgical removal of the affected testicle
    • Removal of lymph nodes in the area of ​​lymph efflux from the affected organ (retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy/modified and with nerve preservation)
    • Chemotherapy (PEB, PEI, carboplatin), adapted to the tumor stage, as a single treatment method or in combination with other therapeutic measures
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence in men and women
    • Consultations on involuntary urination, diagnostics, including urogynecological examinations, and follow-up therapy
    • Appointment of drug therapy on an individual basis
    • Training on pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises and the use of electrical stimulation methods
    • Operational procedures in accordance with the latest scientific achievements
    • Insertion of special vaginal tapes
    • Surgical elevation of the pelvic floor in the case of bladder prolapse (vaginosacropexy)
    • Bladder neck suspension (Burch's operation)
    • Implantation of artificial sphincters in urinary incontinence in men or women
  • Diagnostics and treatment of kidney cancer
    • Radical and organ preservation surgery (radical nephrectomy / partial resection of the kidney)
    • Immunomodulatory therapy (interferons / interleukins / vinblastine)
    • Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with the da Vinci robotic system
  • Microsurgery
    • Fertility restoration (vasoepididymostomy)
    • Neurolysis in chronic pain in the testicles (chronic testalgia and epididymitis)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urological diseases in children
    • Treatment and recommendations in urinary incontinence (enuresis), including incontinence due to the neuro-urological causes
    • Elimination of the urine outflow disorders (endoscopic and open procedures for the elimination of improper urine outflow, surgical sanitation in stenosis of the pelvic-ureteric segment)
    • Correction of hypospadias
    • Correction of undescended testicles (cryptorchidism)
    • Surgical sanitation in hydrocele
    • Circumcision in case of foreskin narrowing (plastic / sparing / radical interventions)
  • Andrology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of erectile dysfunction / impotence
    • Treatment of hormonal disorders in children and adults
    • Treatment of male menopause
    • Diagnostics and treatment of infertility in men
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other urological diseases in adults and children

Photo of the doctor: (с) Marien-Hospital

Treatment of prostate cancer with interstitial brachytherapy (radioactive seeds implantation)
Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with transurethral needle ablation of the prostate
Treatment of prostate cancer with nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy

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