Special Clinical Focus

  • Organ-preserving renal tumor operations
  • Minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer
  • Complex reconstructions of the upper and lower urinary tract in children and adults 
  • Urethral reconstructions for urethral stricture
  • Cystectomy and bladder replacement
  • Shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones

About us

The Clinic of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the North-west Hospital treats benign and malign diseases of the urinary and sexual organs in men, women and children. The main focus is surgical uro-oncology.

The clinic is part of the interdisciplinary North-west Tumor Center and has been certified since 2007 as the center for prostate carcinoma by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Association).
Core expertise is the treatment of prostate cancer (laparoscopic operations for maintaining potency), of renal tumor and of urethral bladder carcinoma, of testicular cancer, of penile cancer, the treatment of kidney/ureteric stones, of benign enlargement of the prostate, of incontinence and reconstruction operations of the urogenital tract in adults and children.

The specialties are modern treatment concepts:

  • operations involving retention of organs
  • minimally invasive treatment:
    • Laparoscopy
    • Cryotherapy
    • High intensity focused ultrasound
    • Endo-urology
    • Laser therapy of the prostate
    • Shock wave therapy
    • Urethral endoscopy
    • Litholapaxy
    • Laser therapy for nephrolithiasis
    • Replacement of the urethral bladder in cases of bladder carcinoma Treatment of urethral strictures and hypospadias
    • Vasovasostomy (micro-surgery)
    • Prosthetic surgery

 

Recognized center for incontinence (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Inkontinenzhilfe-German Continence Society).

Pediatric urology

Voiding disorder of the bladder, undescended testicles, reflux, subpelvic stenosis

Additional specifications

Specialized surgical urology, chemotherapy for tumors, specialized urological radiology, andrology, quality management.

Diagnostic Services

  • Bio-feedback
  • Fluorescence cystoscopy
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Transrectal ultrasound diagnosis, application of contrast medium
  • Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction
  • Digital X-rays
  • PACS system
  • Computer tomography, magnetic resonance diagnosis
  • Angiography
  • Urodynamic measurement system, video urodynamics
  • Psycho-oncological support
  • Interdisciplinary tumor conference
  • Participation in studies
  • Quality management

Therapeutic Services

  • Laparoscopic (maintaining potency) radical prostatectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy with extended lymph node extirpation
  • High intensity focused ultrasound
  • Cryotherapy for prostate and renal tumors
  • Renal tumor operations with organ preservation
  • Radical cystectomy and bladder replacement in men and women
  • Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in case of testicular tumor
  • Green light laser for prostatic adenoma
  • Transurethral prostate resection
  • Shock wave therapy, litholapaxy for nephrolithiasis
  • Urethral endoscopy for ureteric stones using holmium laser
  • Minimal invasive treatments
  • Incontinence treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

All beds with telephone, TV and radio.
The northern wing has toilets and showers in all rooms. Lounges with kitchenettes are available for patients and their relatives. There is also a modern in-house cafeteria for patients and their relatives. There is an hotel on site at the North-west Hospital.
Relatives have the option of staying here overnight, close to the patient.

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of selected experts in the specialist field Urology

Other services

  • Renal tumors
  • Prostate carcinoma, erectile dysfunction
  • Bladder carcinoma and penile cancer
  • Childhood deformities
  • Urethral stricture 
  • Nephrolithiasis

Directions

Airports near

  • Airport Franfurt am Mainapprox. 17 kilometer
  • Frankfurt Main stationapprox. 8 kilometer

Additional staff

Prof. Dr. med.
Thomas Kraus

Hospital Medical Director, Northwest Frankfurt/Main


Ulrich Witzsch

Senior Consultant in charge

PD Dr. med.
Wolfgang Dillenburg

Senior Consultant

PD Dr. med.
Judith Adams

Fachärztezentrum Frankfurt / Sachsenhausen