RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Surgical treatment of fibrous epididymitis (program ID: 104013)

Thomas-Alexander Vögeli

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas-Alexander Vögeli

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Wissenschaftliche Auszeichnungen

  • 1989,1998,2005,2010 Paul-Mellin-Preis, Nordrhein-Westfälische Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • 1993 Award European Symposium on Urolithiasis
  • 1995 Peter-Bischoff-Preis, Norddeutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • 1997 Heinrich-Warner-Preis für Urologische Onkologie
  • 2000 Oncological Urology Award, European Association of Urology
  • 2001 BARD-Preis Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • 2002 Maximilian-Nitze-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • 2003 Fellowship Award der European Association of Urology
  • 2009 Bernd-Schönberger-Preis des AK Nierentransplantation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie

Mitarbeit in Gremien

  • Vorstand der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Urologische Onkologie der Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft
  • Vorstand der Interdisziplinären Hodentumorgruppe der Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft
  • Leitlinienkommission Prostatakarzinom der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • Vorsitzender der Leitlinienkommission Prostatakarzinom der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • Vorstand der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Uro-Onkologie
  • Vorstand der European Germ Cell Cancer Consensus Group
  • Task-Force-Gruppe Hodentumor der Französischen Krebsgesellschaft
  • Beratendes Mitglied der Gesellschaft Uro-Onkologie, Weißrussland
  • Beratendes Mitglied der Gesellschaft für Uro-Onkologie, Russland
  • Beratendes Mitglied der Gesellschaft für Uro-Onkologie, Türkei
Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Chemotherapie urologischer Tumoren – ein Ratgeber für Klinik und Praxis. Unimed Science Verlag Bremen, 2009, 2. Auflage 2011.
Mit S. Wille: Atlas der Endoskopie des unteren und oberen Harntraktes. Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, geplanter Erscheinungstermin 9/2008.
Mit P. Albers: Standardoperationen in der Urologie – ein Operationsatlas. Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 2005.
Mit J. Wolff: Chemoprävention des Prostatakarzinoms. Unimed Science Bremen, 2006.
(Hrsg.): Technical Aspects of Radical Prostatectomy. European Urology Update Series 2005, in press, Erscheinungstermin 6/2005.
Mit R. Hofmann, V. Ravery: Current Controversies in the management of genitourinary malignancies. Sympomed Verlag München, 2004.
(Hrsg.): Palliative Therapiestrategien beim Prostatakarzinom. Unimed Science Bremen, 2004; 2. Auflage 2006.
Mit R. Hofmann, J. W. Moul (Hrsg.): Prostate Cancer, Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment. Springer Verlag, 2002.
(Hrsg.): Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy of Renal Cell Cancer. Springer Verlag, Symposia LIVE 2000, CD ROM.
Mit R. Hofmann: Fortschritte in der Diagnostik und Therapie des Blasenkarzinoms. In: Onkologie, International Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment, 1999, Supplement 3.
Mit R. Hofmann (Hrsg.): Fortschritte in der Diagnostik und Therapie des Blasenkarzinoms. Springer Verlag 2000, Symposia LIVE, CD ROM.
Fortschritte in der Diagnostik und Therapie des Prostatakarzinoms. Onkologie, International Journal for Cancer Research and Treatment, 2000, Supplement 8.
Mit A. Hegele, P. Olbert, R. Hofmann: Prostatakarzinom – Aktuelle Aspekte in der Diagnostik und Therapie. Springer Verlag, Symposia LIVE, 2001.
Mit V. Djukic, M. J. Eble, R. Holy, J. Klotz, D. Pfister, M. Pinkawa, M. D. Piroth: Local prostate cancer radiotherapy after prostate-specific antigen progression during primary hormonal therapy. PMID 23227960
Mit P. Albers, C. Arsov, C. Bokemeyer, B. Bolkmer, E. Ecstein-Fraisse, J. Gschwend, E. Heinrich, F. Honecker, B. Keck, K. Miller, S. C. Müller, B. Otremba, D. Pfister, S. Rogenhofer, M. Retz, H. J. Scholz, U. Steiner, L. Trojan, M. Wirth: Cabazitaxel Plus Prednisone for Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Progressing After Docetaxel: Results from the German Compassionate-use Programme. PMID 23116658
Mit D. Pfister, M. Pinkawa, D. Porres, S. Wilop: Surgical resection of urological tumor metastases following medical treatment. PMID 23093995

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas-Alexander Vögeli deals with the treatment of all kidney and urinary tract diseases as well as the diseases of all male reproductive organs. Altogether 16 doctors and 25 nurses work in the Department. They provide medical care in the Department of Urology and in the polyclinic. 

The main activity areas of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas-Alexander Vögeli are medical and surgical treatments of urological tumors (cancer of adrenal glands, kidneys, bladder and urinary tracts, prostate, testis, and penis) minimally invasive treatment of ureter sickness and kidney stones, pediatric urology, therapy against incontinence and reconstructive surgery of the urogenital tract. Within the framework of surgical treatment, the Department carries out all kinds of open operative treatments, laparoscopic and DaVinci robot-assisted operations. There are provided all forms of urinary catheterization after radical cystectomy: ileum conduit, continent pouch, orthotopic neobladder, sigma-rectum pouch and so on. Apart from all the above-mentioned activity areas, the Department of Urology provides both inpatient and outpatient hospital care of all urinary diseases. Moreover, the Department has a top position in Germany in the field of breast and prostate cancer treatment.

The treatment and procedures for all patients, especially for oncologic patients, are discussed on the interdisciplinary level (i.e. with all involved groups of specialists) and the decisions on the individual treatment programs for all patients are made in the same way as well. The introduction of a patient within the oncology council and discussion with radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, specialists of nuclear and palliative medicine as well as the specialists of private practices can be considered to be a cornerstone of the so-called translational medicine. The transfer of the available data and recent achievements for the patient treatment plays a key role in translational medicine. 

Furthermore, the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Aachen specializes in pediatric urology as well. Together with the colleagues from the pediatric department, the “Pediatric Urology” department provides treatment to children with urologic diseases.  

The stated objective of all staff of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas-Alexander Vögeli is to put first humanity and patient regardless of all opportunities of modern medicine.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • urological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation​
  • ultrasound of the urogenital system
  • preoperative care
  • operational removal of affected tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.