Prof. Christian Wuelfing is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Urology at the Altona Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg. As a specialist in urology, Prof. Wuelfing and his team care for patients with renal conditions, conditions of the ureters and bladder conditions, as well as conditions of the male sexual organs.
The entire range of diagnostics and conservative and surgical treatment for urological conditions are provided at the Department of Urology in Altona, where the diagnostics and the treatment are guided by the most advanced scientific insights and recommendations of the international and national specialist associations.
Treatment emphases at the Department of Urology in Altona include malignant and benign tumours of the kidneys, the urinary bladder, the testicles and the prostate, renal and ureteral calculi, urinary incontinence and conditions of the pelvic floor, as well as reconstructive urology.
The gentle minimally invasive techniques take centre stage at the Department of Urology in Altona. Thanks to these less debilitating procedures, the stay in the hospital can be kept as short as possible, the complication rates are lower and recovery is more rapid.
In the field of the modern oncological treatment of urological tumours, multimodal, i.e. combined, treatment concepts are applied at the Department of Urology in Altona, as a rule. Together with conventional chemotherapy, innovative medications, so-called targeted medications, are increasingly utilised, for renal tumours, for example, by Prof. Wuelfing and his team consisting of doctors experienced in uro-oncology. Thereby, the chances of recovery can be increased and the side-effects reduced.
In the interdisciplinary oncological day unit, the patients are treated as outpatients. Here, they are cared for by specialised and capable oncology nursing personnel, as well as by urologists with comprehensive experience in tumour treatment by medication. Since clinical studies are also performed at the Department of Urology in Altona, Prof. Wuelfing can utilise advanced medications, which, to an extent, have not yet been offered on the health market, for selected patients.
Various options are available in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement in the Department of Urology in Altona. Together with medication treatment, Prof. Wuelfing and his colleagues utilise, for example, transurethral resection of the prostate tissue (TURP) as the gold standard in the surgical treatment, as well as high-power lasers (ThuLep).
As one of the few urology departments in Germany, the Department of Urology in Altona can perform these procedures in a fully integrated, high-tech endoscopy operating theatre. Thanks to the use of high performance optics and the most up to date computer technology, the Department of Urology in Altona offers its patients the highest possible standards of quality and dependability.