Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Diagnosis of hormonal disorder in men with testosterone deficiency (program ID: 107313)

Joachim Spranger

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Spranger

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases

Specialized in: endocrinology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1990-1996 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum und an der University of Newcastle upon Tyne (GB)
  • 1996/1997 Arzt im Praktikum am Institut für Pathologie der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1997-2000 Assistenzarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 2000-2007 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam und in der Abteilung für Endokrinologie, Diabetes und Ernährungsmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin
  • 2008 Ruf auf eine Heisenberg-Professur an der Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Seit 2008    Leiter der Hochschulambulanz der Abteilung für Endokrinologie, Diabetes und Ernährungsmedizin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
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The Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the University Hospital Charité Berlin includes endocrinology, metabolic disease and lipid metabolism. The director of this department is Prof. Dr. med. J. Spranger. The departments highly qualified team, treats patients at the Charité Campuses Mitte, Benjamin Franklin und Berlin. In the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases you can get comprehensive medical care in both inpatient and outpatient departments.

As a Centre of Excellence, the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease deals with endocrinology and metabolic, in particular with metabolic diseases. Another key area of the department is under direction of Prof. Dr. med. J. Spranger, is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with endocrine tumours. Besides this, diabetic patients with high insulin requirements are offered nutritional therapy at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease.

In the department for lipid metabolism, the focus is on the research and treatment of lip metabolic diseases and on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count 
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • measurement of hormone levels in blood
    • collection of daily urine for hormone analysis
  • ultrasound:
    • thyroid
    • abdomen
    • pelvic organs
    • adrenal glands
  • examination by andrologist/ urologist
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

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.

Further details

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.