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Pediatric Diagnostic Hospital M1 Munich

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Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology ( 360778)

Markus Benz

Dr.

Markus Benz

Specialized in: pediatric nephrology, urology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1993 - 2000 Study of Medicine at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.
  • 2001 Academic degree (study of the syndrome of biologically inactive growth hormones: the measurement of biological activity and the analysis of GH-1 gene mutation).
  • 2002 PhD defense.
  • 2007 Medical specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine.
  • 2009 Specialization: pediatric nephrology.

Internship

  • 2000 - 2002 Practitioner at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2002 Clinical Scholarship in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Center for Children and Adolescent Medicine at the Heidelberg University.
  • 2002 -2010 Assistant Physician at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2008 - 2009 Further education in Pediatric Nephrology, Center for Children and Adolescent Medicine at the Heidelberg University.
  • Since 2010, Employee of the Center for Kidney Diseases in Children and Adolescents, Municipal Hospital of Munich, Schwabing.
  • 2010 - 2013 Acting Head of the Department at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

Additional Qualifications

  • 2002 Certified Asthma Trainer.
  • 2007 Family Trainer with Nephrotic Syndrome.
  • 2008 Medical course in clinical research.
  • 2008 Training, "Importance of Psychotherapeutic Training".
  • 2011 Certificate of the Incontinence Trainer, according to KgKS.
  • 2011 Course on "Clinical Research" (Heidelberg).
  • 2012 Medical genetic counseling.
  • 2012 Family Trainer in chronic kidney failure.

Professional Career

  • 2000 - 2002 Doctor at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2002 Clinical Scholarship in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Center for Children and Adolescent Medicine at the Heidelberg University.
  • 2002 -2010 Assistant Physician at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2004 - 2005 Leading Physician of the Department of Pediatric Nephrology at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2007 Development of a Family School for Nephrotic Syndrome.
  • 2008- 2009 Additional Qualification in Pediatric Nephrology, Center for Children and Adolescent Medicine at the Heidelberg University.
  • Since 2010, Employee of the Center for Kidney Diseases in Children and Adolescents, Municipal Hospital of Munich, Schwabing.
  • 2010 - 2013 Acting Head of the Department at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • 2011 Development of a Family School for Chronic Kidney Failure.
  • 2013 Leading Physician in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
  • Since 2012, Vice-Chairman in the School for Patient Training, Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

Awards

  • 2007 Ranniere Foundation Prize for Family Training in Nephrotic Syndrome.
  • 2009 Else Kröner Award of the Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

Membership in Medical and Scientific Societies:

  • German Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
  • Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
  • International Pediatric Association for Transplantology.
  • South-German Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
  • Training Group on Incontinence in Childhood and Adolescence (KgKS).
  • Training Group for Patients in Childhood and Adolescence (KomPas).
  • Association of Centers for Patient Training. 
  • Society for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Children, Munich.
  • Society for Children with Chronic Diseases (First Chairman).

The Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology at the Pediatric Diagnostic Hospital M1 offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department provides highly accurate diagnostics of congenital and acquired diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract, urogenital system and systemic diseases, which can have a negative impact on the kidneys. Both state-of-the-art equipment and rich experience of the department's specialists contribute to the early detection of pathologies and their timely treatment. The department is headed by Dr. Markus Benz. 

The most common malformations of the human body develop in the kidneys and urinary tract. Their presence may be indicated by urinary tract infection, impaired bladder emptying or bedwetting. However, incontinence in children can occur regardless of these factors.

Kidney filtering disorders are called glomerulopathy. Their symptoms include increased excretion of red blood cells (hematuria) or protein (proteinuria) via the urine. This nephrotic syndrome can lead to the accumulation of excess fluid in the tissues of the body (edema). In addition, these diseases may cause nephrotic syndrome or hereditary glomerulopathy (Alport syndrome).

Kidney filtering disorders are the cause of the development of such systemic diseases as Henoch–Schönlein purpura or systemic lupus erythematosus. The most common cause of acute kidney failure in childhood is hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

In the field of urology, specialists often have to deal with diseases, such as phimosis, testicular torsion, spermatic cord cyst, orchitis (inflammation of the testicle), varicocele, cryptorchidism, penis and urinary tract defects, urinary incontinence, bladder exstrophy, reflux, children's oncological diseases, etc.

The detection of urological diseases in children is a particularly difficult process, since in most infants such pathologies occur almost asymptomatically, and the consequences of untimely treated diseases manifest themselves at an older age and are quite complex.

The department offers the full range of diagnostic services for the detection of kidney and urinary tract diseases:

  • General medical examination
  • Medical history taking
  • Extended laboratory testing
  • Measurement of height, weight, blood pressure
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood test
  • Blood gas test
  • Ultrasound
  • Daily blood pressure monitoring 
  • Voiding cystourethrography
  • Urography
  • Cystoscopy
  • Urethroscopy
  • Nephroscopy
  • Pyeloscopy
  • Cystomanometry
  • And many other examinations

In the course of diagnostics, only proven effective methods that do not harm the health and development of the child are used. All invasive manipulations are carried out under short-term anesthesia, which helps to minimize stress and save the child from unpleasant sensations. Much attention is paid to prenatal and neonatal examinations.

After a comprehensive diagnostics, specialists develop an individual treatment plan. As a rule, most problems can be solved with the help of conservative methods, but in rare cases surgical treatment may be required as well.

In addition, the department conducts a special family training, which is one of the main components of therapy in children with nephrotic syndrome.

When taking care of patients after transplantation, the main task of the department's doctors is to implement proper immunosuppressive therapy, as well as to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.

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