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University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with transurethral needle ablation of the prostate (program ID: 79131)


Axel Heidenreich

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Axel Heidenreich

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22heidenreich+a%22

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The Department of Urology of the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Axel Heidenreich deals with the treatment of patients with various urological diseases. In addition to general urology, our focuses include andrology, neurourology, female urology and urological oncology. In pediatric urology, which is also our focus, the Department maintains close collaboration with the Center for Pediatrics at the University Hospital Cologne.

All together 19 doctors and 36 members of medical staff take care of the patient health, providing a highly qualified medical aid and care. There is a 24/7 urologic duty service as well as an assistant service and one of the heads of the department, who is on duty out of hours. Moreover, the Department has 3 operating rooms for open, endourological, laparoscopic operations and Da Vinci operations, one OR in the outpatient surgery center and ESWL department.

The main medical focuses of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Axel Heidenreich include diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urogenital organs in children, GreenLight laser therapy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPS), male infertility (andrology), gender reassignment, cancer of the urogenital organs, endoscopic operations.

Three interdisciplinary centers operate within the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Axel Heidenreich:

  • Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor Cologne

Its treatment includes all forms of male and female urinary and faecal incontinence in the interdisciplinary cooperation with five departments: urology, gynecology, surgery, neurology, physiotherapy.

  • Prostate Cancer Center

The main responsibilities of the specialists in the Prostate Cancer Center are diagnosis, counseling, treatment and aftercare for all types of malignant urological tumors.

  • Prostate Centre

To optimize the treatment of prostatic diseases, the Department of Urology now forms its own network for the experience exchange together with the private urology hospitals in Frechen and Cologne as well as with the Institute of Pathology and the Department of Radiotherapy at the University Hospital cologne.

The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Axel Heidenreich is focused on the following:

  • Uro-oncology 
    • Prostate cancer 
    • Testicular and penile cancer 
    • Renal cell carcinoma and bladder cancer пузыря
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia – benign syndrome 
  • Kidney and ureteral stones 
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithtripsy (ESWL)
    • Ureterorenoscopy (URS) 
    • Percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy 
  • Pediatric urology: diseases of the urinary system and genitals 
  • Endoscopic surgery 
  • Open surgery 
  • Reconstructive urology 
    • Reccurent strictures after urethrotomy 
    • Primary long-term penile urethral strictures  
    • Primary long-term bulbar urethral strictures  
    • Anastomotic stricture after radical prostatoctemy

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
    • tumor marker, PSA
  • ultrasound pelvic rectal/ abdominal
  • preoperative care
  • transurethral needle ablation of the prostate
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
Type of program :
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
Total costs:

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