German urology is renowned internationally since many innovations and developments in this field originated here. Maintaining and advancing these studies is one of the main goals of the German Urology Society. It was founded in 1906 and currently has 5,300 members.
Urology and nephrology are focused on treatment of kidney, urethra, bladder and urethral diseases in men and women, as well as on andrology. Most common male-specific conditions are prostate and bladder cancer, urinary tract infections, urinary stones, erectile dysfunctions, impotence and all forms of urinary incontinence.
A wide range of modern treatment is available: androgenic deprivation therapy, biopsy, chemotherapy, radical, traditional and robotic prostatectomy (removal of all or part of the prostate gland), urethroscopy (therapeutic procedure for urinary tract diseases), excretory urography (radiological layer-by-layer examination of the kidneys and urinary tract), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (removal of kidney stones), transurethral resection of the prostate gland, extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy ( kidney stone crushing), dialysis (renal replacement therapy).
The most common problem patients seek help with is prostate cancer. Local urologist oncologist physicians prefer to use the least invasive methods. If appropriate, they perform laparoscopic surgery to remove the prostate, thereby reducing negative impact on neighbouring organs and shortening the rehabilitation period. By means of sensitive surgical procedures, it is often possible to remove neoplasms and at the same time preserve male erectile function. Based on existing guidelines, an individual treatment plan is drawn up under the supervision of urologists, radiation therapists, radiologists and oncologists. Thanks to close cooperation between different departments, the patient receives the most appropriate treatment.
Highly specialised institutions in this area include St. Francis Hospital, the Urology Centre Munich-Planegg
and the Paracelsus Klinik Golzheim