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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Department of Urology, Pediatric Urology and Andrology


Florian Wagenlehner

Prof. Dr. med.

Florian Wagenlehner

Specialized in: urology, pediatric urology, andrology

The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Florian Wagenlehner has 47 beds and offers the full range of surgical urology, pediatric urology and andrology. The Department specializes in oncology, endoscopic treatment, incontinence treatment, pediatric urology and andrology. The team of the Department annually treats over 2,300 inpatients and 12,000 outpatients.

In the field of cancer treatment, the University Hospital Giessen uses organ preservation, minimally invasive, laparoscopic and radical surgical techniques. The treatment is provided within the framework of the interdisciplinary cancer consultations in accordance with the latest relevant findings in cancer treatment. 

The main focuses of urologic oncology at the University Hospital Giessen:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney tumor
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Laparoscopy
  • Chemotherapy

Particular attention is paid to endoscopic treatment methods. Laser therapy is mainly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder ulcers and can be combined with blood thinning therapy or provided for patients with an increased cardiovascular risk. Fluorescence guided surgical resection of the tumor is a standard treatment for bladder cancer. In addition, endoscopic laser therapy can ensure a successful treatment of urolithiasis. The Department at the University Hospital Giessen also has a state-of-the-art extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy system. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy breaks kidney and ureter stones using concentrated ultrasonic waves from the outside. The remains of the stones come out naturally, with urine.

Moreover, the Department offers a comprehensive diagnosis of infertility in males. In the field of surgical treatment of male infertility, the Department offers surgical options, including sampling of sperm from either testicle or epididymis. Microsurgical varicocelectomy is considered a standard treatment method. 

Pediatric urology is also an important focus of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Giessen. To treat congenital malformations of the urogenital system, the Department performs reconstructive operations with both organ preservation and elimination of functional disorders. The Department offers organ preservation, as well as radical surgical treatment of all benign and malignant tumors in the urogenital system in children. 

The range of services of the Department of Urology, Pediatric Urology and Andrology at the University Hospital Giessen covers the following focuses:

  • Oncology
  • Endoscopy
  • Infectology
  • Incontinence
  • Pediatric urology
  • Andrology
  • Pelvic Floor Center Hesse 

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