Director
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas-Alexander Vögeli

Contact: Administrative Office, Sybille Mallmann
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-89374 / Fax: +49 (0)241 80-83441
smallmann@ukaachen.de

 

Department of
Urology

Medical Services

 

  • Robotic-assisted (da Vinci®) nerve-sparing prostatectomy
  • Prostatectomy for locally advanced disease
  • Salvage prostatectomy for radiation failures
  • LDR/HDR brachytherapy of prostate cancer
  • Photodynamic therapy and bladder tumour resection
  • Radical and nephron-sparing surgery for renal cell carcinoma, radiofrequency ablation
  • Lymphadenectomy for testicular cancer
  • Chemotherapy of malignant urogenital tumours
  • Surgical and lithotripter therapy of urolithiasis (renal stones)
  • Reconstructive surgery for anatomical anomalies of urogenital organs including hypospadias, epispadias, local dystrophies, reflux
  • Management of female and male incontinence

Research Focus

 

  • Molecular pathogenesis and prognosis of urogenital cancer
  • Innovative medical treatment of metastatic urogenital cancer
  • Tissue engineering: artificial ureter and urinary bladder; intravesical drug delivery systems
  • Interdisciplinary maximal surgery for urinary diversion an dresection of metastasis for different urothelial neoplasma
  • PSMA PET guided surgery

Professor Heidenreich became Director and Chairman of the Department of Urology in 2009. He was previously Associate Professor of Urology, Deputy Chairman of the Department of Urology and Director of the Uro-Oncology Section at the University Hospital Cologne. His clinical and research focus is uro-oncology with special attention to radical nerve sparing and complex surgical intervention for prostate, bladder and testis cancer.

The Department of Urology is one of the leading centres for management of localised, advanced and metastatic prostate and testis cancer. The Department of Urology is equipped for open, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted reconstructive and oncological surgery. Completing the Department of Urology, the Paediatric Urology Section is led by Professor Dr. Rohrmann.