University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis of hormonal disorder in men with testosterone deficiency (program ID: 79331)

Axel Heidenreich

Prof. Dr. med.

Axel Heidenreich

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology

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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.

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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