Welcome to the Department of Urology at Heidelberg University Hospital
The Urology Department at Heidelberg University Hospital is known throughout Europe as a center for excellence for all areas of specialization within the field urology. Accordingly, our department offers the highest standard of modern treatment methods.
The Urology Department at Heidelberg University Hospital meets the special challenges posed by cancer treatment with an innovative treatment concept. Following the international “comprehensive cancer center” model, our patient treatment is integrated into the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT). Here, specialists from all departments and institutes that are important for the treatment of cancer patients jointly develop treatment plans based on the latest clinical and scientific standards. One important partner is the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, a leading institution for the systematic research of the mechanisms involved in the development of cancer. A special prostate center for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer was established as a central resource for prostate patients.
We see a total of about 16,000 patients with urological tumors each year and perform some 3,500 operations. The average hospital stay for our patients is 4.8 days.
We specialize in treating
- prostate cancer,
- testicular cancer,
- adrenal, renal, and lymph node tumors and sarcomas,
- tumors of the lower urinary tract,
- tumors of the lesser pelvis,
- and urological tumors in children and adolescents.
Professor Dr. Markus Hohenfellner
Medical Director of the Department of Urology at Heidelberg University Hospital
For more information, see also our urology department website