Urology Hospital Munich-Planegg Munich
The Department of Urology (303008)
Specialized in: urology, pediatric urology
About the department
The Department of Urology at the Urology Hospital Munich - Planegg offers the full range of diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases in in men, women and children. The department specializes in restoring potency in men. According to international ratings, this is the best clinic in Europe, where a team of specialists effectively treats erectile dysfunction. All modern methods are available here, while the rich practical experience of doctors allows choosing the best of them for each man. Another priority is the treatment of benign and malignant prostate diseases.
The department employs 20 highly qualified urologists and 7 experienced anesthesiologists, whose goal is to provide a patient with a speedy and effective recovery. The medical team of the departmeny is led by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kriegmair and Dr. med. Ralph Oberneder. Both chief physicians are specialized in urology. They are members of the main medical and scientific communities, as well as authors of numerous scientific publications in the international professional journals and editions.
One of the main department’s specializations is the treatment of erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. When solving this intimate problem, specialists show the utmost delicacy. The choice of the most suitable treatment method is based on the preliminary comprehensive diagnostics, which is carried out in the department’s inhouse laboratory.
Doctors assess sex hormone levels, patency of the penile vessels and the state of nerve endings. If necessary, the patient undergoes a comprehensive examination to detect concomitant diseases that affect the potency. Then they develop erectile dysfunction treatment regimen with the help of hormonal drugs, minimally traumatic surgical procedures, physiotherapy and psychotherapy.
The comprehensive treatment regimens can completely restore potency, eliminate the "fear of failure before sexual intercourse" and provide a man the opportunity to become a father in the future.
Since May 2009, the Department of Urology has also become the certified Prostate Cancer Center in Munich (a certificate from the Association of Prostate Cancer Centers in Germany) and the highly specialized center for men with benign and malignant prostate diseases. The interdisciplinary community of medical specialists provides individual, comprehensive diagnosis and counseling. In case of localized prostate cancer, highly qualified surgeons (with the use of the most sparing surgical techniques) manage to maintain erectile function and complete ability to control urination. This is possible due to the use of the most sparing surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.
Within the framework of the Research Center, the department offers a number of innovative, alternative treatments. This applies to the treatment of advanced cancer stages or treatment-resistant tumor metastases.
Also, the specialists of the department pay attention to early prostate cancer detection. Today, the PCA-3 gene test and the HistoScanning™ are the most promising . The PCA-3 test is a molecular genetic test for early prostate cancer detection. It involves the examination of prostatic cells obtained from the urinalysis. HistoScanning™ is an innovative, painless, outpatient, computer-controlled ultrasound examination of the prostate in suspected prostate cancer.
In addition to the surgical treatment of urologic cancers, the department also offers a wide range of drug therapies. These, in particular, include intravenous chemotherapy for various urological diseases, as well as systemic therapy with the use of oncological medications of the latest generation.
The treatment of non-oncological, urological diseases is focused on the surgical management of urolithiasis, female incontinence, as well as plastic reconstructive urology following accidents, and pediatric urology.
The Section of Pediatric Urology performs correction of congenital conditions of the kidneys, urinary tract and external genital organs (for example, hypospadias). Certainly, one of the parents may stay in the same ward with a young child (Rooming in). Minor interventions (for example, foreskin removal) can be performed in the day hospital.
To ensure the most sparing and effective patient care, the medical team of the department prefers minimally invasive techniques, for example, laparoscopy and the latest laser technologies.
The range of medical services of the department includes the following diseases and treatments:
- Impotence/erectile dysfunction:
- Comprehensive diagnostics
- Drug therapy, including hormonal therapy
- Surgical treatment, including restoration of the nerve ending function and vascular patency
- Individual psychotherapy in collaboration with counseling psychotherapists
- Other treatments
- Bladder cancer surgery
- Brachytherapy in prostate cancer
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Ureteral stenting
- Treatment of kidney stone disease
- Urinary tract infections
- Testicular cancer surgery
- Urinary incontinence surgery
- Kidney cancer surgery
- Cancer systemic therapy
- Penile cancer surgery
- Photodynamic diagnostics
- Early detection of prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Problems with fertility in men
- Urgent urology
- Pediatric urology
- Other diseases and treatments
- Academic and medical education at the Medical University in Munich (LMU) and Lübeck.
- Prior to 1998, the Head of the Department of Urology at the Munich University of Ludwig-Maximilian in Grosshadern.
- Head of the Urological unit in the regional Ebersberg clinic.
- In 2002 he received the title of the Professor at the Munich University of Ludwig-Maximilian.
- Since 2002, the Head Physician of the Urological clinic Munich - Planegg.
- German Society of Urological Doctors (DGU).
- American Urological Association (AUA).
- European Association of Urologists (EAU).
- The Society of German Urologists (BDU).
- Urological Center in Munich ( UCM AG).
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