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Clinic for Urology


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Herbert Rübben

Director:

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Herbert Ruebben

E-Mail:

herbert.ruebben@uk-essen.de

Office:

Andrea Saubke

Phone:

+49 (0) 201-723-32 11

Fax:

+49 (0) 201-723-59 02

Homepage:

www.uni-essen.de/urologie

Deputy Director:

Dr. med. Christian Niedworok

 

Facts and Figures

Patients with bladder cancer: 500

Patients with prostate cancer: 540

Transurethral resection of diseased bladder tissue: 640

Radical prostate vesiculectomy: 153

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) of stones in the urinary system: 90

Transgender surgeries: 43

 

Focus areas

The in- and outpatient Clinic for Urology treats the entire spectrum of urological disorders.

Focus areas are the surgical and pharmacological treatment of urological tumors and the plastic-reconstructive urological treatment of deformities of the external genitals and the urinary tract collection system. Included in the clinics spectrum of plastic-reconstructive procedures are corrections of intersexual genitals and transgender surgeries in adults.

 

Special consultations

  • Andrology
  • Pediatric urogenital deformities
  • Transgender/intersex
  • Brachytherapy
  • Incontinence
  • Oncology

 

Fields of Research

The research focus of the Clinic for Urology is the identification of signaling pathways in tumor cells which causes increased metastasis.

Essential signal proteins are tested for their prognostic value for the individualized and risk-adapted oncological treatment of patients. The clinic cooperates closely with the Institutes of Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Pathology, and Anatomy.

 

Number of patients

Inpatient: 2,720

Outpatient: 6,700

 

Staff

The clinic employs a team of 17 physicians, including 7 specialists in urology, and 33 nurses, 18% of whom have advanced specialized training in the clinic's fields.