University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Diagnostics of nephroblastoma (Wilms tumor) (program ID: 270836)

Paolo Fornara

Prof. Dr. med.

Paolo Fornara

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology

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Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) you will be served using the latest achievements of modern medicine. Using da Vinci surgical robot, the clinic enjoys a national and international reputation as a clinic with advanced minimally invasive operating techniques. The clinic offers you ample opportunities for individual treatment by conducting surgeries subject to preservation of functions and use of the cutting-edge technologies and, thus, cares about improvement of the quality of your life. Since the opening of the Kidney Transplant Centein Saxony-Anhalt in 1974, the clinic has performed 2000 kidney transplantations. Meanwhile, the clinic specializes in live kidney donation and withdrawal of the donor kidney by laparoscopy without cutting the abdomen. Our Kidney Transplant Center is the principal point for the case of voluntary donations with different blood groups.

In the latest list of clinics compiled by FOCUS, the university clinic and urologic outpatient clinic are marked as the most often recommended due to outstanding results in prostate cancer treatment.

Medical services offered by the clinic: diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the male genital organs; diagnostics and treatment of renal failure; diagnostics and treatment of other diseases of the urethra; diagnostics and treatment of other diseases of urinary-genital system; diagnostics and treatment of the other diseases of the urogenital system; diagnostics and treatment of kidney stones; dialysis; minimally invasive endoscopic surgery; minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery; neurourology; kidney transplantation; surgical methods of gender reassignment; plastic reconstructive surgery of the kidneys, urinary tract and bladder; center for treatment of prostate disease; analgesic therapy; special consultations; tumor surgery; urodynamics/diagnostics urological functions; urogynecology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT / MRI of the abdomen and retriperitoneum
  • abdominal and retroperitoneal ultrasound
  • repeat biopsy if indicated
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UCH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. In a broad professional range of clinics and institutions, UCH as a major provider of mediclal services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, provides the top-level medical services to its patients. The patients living far outside of Halle also entrust their health to about 285 employees and 210 clinics students. For the past 15 years, the University Clinics was expanded at its principal location at Ernst-Grube-Straße with new buildings. In the years to come, the further construction measures to optimize the patient care will be taken. In the list of clinics compiled by FOCUS, the clinic is ranked 38th.

Besides the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) also has an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in treatment and servicing of patients from various countries. The hospital receives patients from all over the world, who want to enjoy the advantages of high standards in research, medicine and care of the patients.

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.