University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.8/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology (114031)

Jürgen E. Gschwend

Prof. Dr. med.

Jürgen E. Gschwend

Specialized in: urology

About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the top German departments specializing in prostate cancer treatment!

The department offers the full range of services in the field of diagnosis and treatment of all urological diseases. It provides an effective therapy for pathologies of the kidneys, urinary tract, bladder, prostate, testes and their appendages, vas deferens and penis. The high quality of medical care is confirmed by many prestigious certificates, for example, the DEKRA certificate and the certificate of the European Board of Urology. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen E. Gschwend.

One of the department’s clinical priorities is the treatment of urologic cancers. A unique experience of the specialists working in the department allows for successful treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular tumors, kidney and adrenal cancer, penile cancer. Of particular interest is also the treatment of kidney stone diseases and minimally invasive treatment of urologic pathology. To provide comprehensive treatment, the department closely cooperates with the Departments of Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pediatrics and Endocrinology.

It should be noted that the department has its own modern operating rooms, a roentgenology unit, as well as two stations with 57 beds. As one of the best urologic institutions in Germany and the leading urology clinic in Munich, since 2009 the department offers patients robotic surgery (daVinci robot), which has many advantages for both patients and doctors: minimal pain, speedy recovery, the highest level of accuracy compared with conventional interventions.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Uro-oncology
    • Kidney tumors: radical and organ-preserving interventions
    • Bladder tumors: radical removal of the bladder with the formation of an artificial bladder from the intestinal tissues (with the possibility of preserving the potency), urinary catheter implantation, etc.
    • Prostate cancer: functional and conservative prostate radical surgery, as well as robotic surgery, which allows potency preserving 
    • Testicular tumors: operations on the testicles and lymph nodes of the retroperitoneal space
    • Penile cancer: local surgical interventions, including urgent histological diagnosis, removal of lymph nodes in the inguinal region
    • Other services
  • Plastic reconstructive urologic interventions
    • Ureteral plastic surgery
    • Artificial bladder implantation
    • Partial urethral plastic
    • Cavernous body plastic
    • Artificial bladder sphincter implantation
    • Renal pelvis plastic surgery
    • Other services
  • Urinary incontinence treatment
    • Implantation of special tapes (for example, transvaginal tape, Advance-Band)
    • Artificial sphincter implantation
    • Other treatments
  • Treatment of kidney stone diseases
    • Modern diagnosis of kidney stone diseases
    • Minimally invasive surgical procedures for removing stones
    • Laser procedures
    • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
    • Other treatments
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment
    • Conservative treatment
    • Surgical treatment (removal of prostate tissue through the urethra and classic open surgical interventions)
  • Pediatric urology
    • Counseling
    • Diagnostics
    • Treatment of functional and anatomical disorders in children
    • Other services
  • Surgical andrology
    • Penile curvature correction
    • Penile prosthetics
    • Other services
  • Robotic surgery (daVinci robot)
    • Treatment of kidney cysts
    • Lymphocele treatment
    • Kidney removal
    • Partial kidney resection
    • Pelvis plastic surgery in ureteral stenosis
    • Radical prostatectomy
    • Lymph node removal
    • Other services

Curriculum vitae

After studying medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Ulm (1981: state examination and thesis defense), Prof. Gschwend began his internship at the University Hospital Ulm under the direction of Prof. Hautmann. Having receive a scholarship of the German Research Foundation, he worked at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York under the direction of Prof. W.R. Fair. In 1998 the professor completed his habilitation, subject: "Induction of apoptosis in prostate cancer." Since 2006, Prof. Gschwend has been the Full Professor and the Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.

Prof. Gschwend’s research activities are focused on surgical, clinical and experimental urology. The research projects cover molecular biology of bladder and prostate cancer with an emphasis on micrometastases and signal transduction.


  • Official Representative of the Working Group on Urologic Oncology of the German Cancer Society.
  • Board Member and Coordinator of the German Society of Urology.
  • Official Representative of the Working Group on Urologic Oncology of the German Society of Urology.
  • Deputy Chairman of the Munich Cancer Center.

Most Significant Awards

  • 2008 Award of the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Association of the Technical University of Munich.
  • 2000 Maximilian Nitze Prize of the German Society of Urology.
  • 2000 Merckle Research Award of the University of Ulm.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München

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