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Surgery treatment of adrenal cancers (program ID: 277783)

University Hospital Jena

location_on Jena, Germany
8.9/10 from 69 Votes
Specialized hospital
Marc-Oliver Grimm

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Marc-Oliver Grimm

Specialized in: adult and pediatric urology

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal CT/ MRI
    ultrasound examination
  • the preparation according to preoperative standard
  • surgery resection of the tumor
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
    of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Jena ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in prostate cancer treatment!

The department offers the full range of advanced methods of diagnostics and treatment of all genitourinary system diseases, including in children. Of particular interest is the treatment of patients with urinary tract and kidney tumors, kidney stone disease, prostate diseases, treatment of urinary incontinence, andrologic disorders and urological problems in young patients. Since 2010, the department has been certified as the Prostate Cancer Center (certified by the German Cancer Society, recertified in 2016). The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Marc-Oliver Grimm.

In addition to standard treatment methods, the department offers the most advanced therapeutic options, for example, minimally invasive interventions using the da Vinci surgical systems, innovative laser technologies, including the Greenlight XPS laser. Since the department carries out productive research activities, there is a lot of clinical trials on the very latest drugs, which are available for all patients.

The inpatient service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer
    • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy using the da Vinci surgical system
    • Open surgery to treat prostate cancer
    • Drug therapy
    • Treatment as part of clinical trials
  • Diagnostics and treatment of andrological diseases
    • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
    • Male infertility
    • Fibroblastic induration of the penis (Peyronie's disease)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of bladder tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urethral stricture
    • Endoscopic interventions
      • Urethral resection under imaging guidance (internal urethrotomy SACHSE) or without it (internal urethrotomy OTIS)
      • Urethral dilation using bougienage (in exceptional cases)
    • Open intervention
      • Elimination of stenosis and the formation of a through urethral anastomosis (in short strictures)
      • Urethral plastic surgery using oral mucosa tissues
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urolithiasis
    • Diagnostics
      • Ultrasound examinations
      • X-ray examinations
      • Blood and urine tests
    • Therapy
      • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)
      • Urethroscopy
      • Percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy, also, using miniature instruments
      • Laser lithotripsy
      • Metaphylaxis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of testicular tumors
    • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (radical and nerve-preserving)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Sperm cryoconservation for the preservation of fertility
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence
    • Diagnostics
      • Analysis of the postvoid residual urine volume using ultrasound examination (in full bladder and after bladder emptying)
      • Urodynamics ( bladder pressure measurement)
      • Cystoscopy
      • X-ray examinations
    • Therapy
      • Drug therapy (especially in imperative urinary incontinence)
      • Physiotherapy (especially in stress urinary incontinence)
      • Electrotherapy (especially in imperative and reflex incontinence)
      • Surgical treatment (especially in stress urinary incontinence)
      • Sling procedures
      • Botulinum toxin injection therapy
      • Neuromodulation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of kidney cancer
    • Radical surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Hormone therapy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of penile cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Laparoscopic interventions, including robot-assisted ones
    • Radical prostate removal (prostatectomy)
    • Radical / simple kidney removal (nephrectomy)
    • Radical bladder removal (cystectomy)
    • Partial kidney removal in oncopathology
    • Adrenal gland removal
    • Removal of lymph nodes in the pelvic region
    • Fixation of the kidney in floating kidney syndrome
    • Elimination of kidney stenosis (pyeloplasty)
    • Colposacropexy
    • Varicocele surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urological diseases in children
    • Vesicoureteral reflux
    • Undescended testicles
    • Hypospadias
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

The outpatient service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics
    • Urinalysis, urinary cytology and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH test)
    • Uroflowmetry
    • Sonography (including Doppler and duplex ultrasonography)
    • X-ray examinations (urinary tract imaging, excretory urography)
    • Video urodynamics
    • Cystoscopy
    • Prostate biopsy (under local anesthesia)
    • Spermogram
  • Therapy
    • Drug therapy in oncopathologies
    • Urinary diversion (bladder catheterization, ureteral bypass surgery, and renal pelvis catheterization)
  • Outpatient interventions
    • Hydrocele treatment surgery
    • Inguinal hernia surgery
    • Surgeries to treat foreskin narrowing (circumcision, postioplasty in phimosis)
    • Varicocele surgery
    • Urine diversion
    • Prostate biopsy (also MRI-guided)
  • Other outpatient services

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Marc-Oliver Grimm is the Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Jena. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Physician at the University Hospital Dresden for four years. He also held a position at the University Hospital Duesseldorf for several years. His priority is prostate cancer treatment. While working at the University Hospital Dresden, he successfully founded the Prostate Cancer Center, which was certified as one of the best in Germany. He was also a member of the steering group and lead author of separate chapters of the prostate cancer treatment guideline.


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