The evaluations of our guests are of great importance to us. They guarantee the transparency of our achievements and contribute to internal quality assessment. We are very proud that 98% of our guests would recommend the clinic to their friends and relatives - for us, a compliment second to none.
We invite you to read through our guestbook. We are certain that these first-hand experiences will provide you with an accurate impression of our clinic. Because we have repeatedly heard that the numerous positive entries of former patients helped other men in their decision-making process, you will find translated german entries here as well.
Reports in the national and international press will verify the quality of the our services we offer and complete your impression of the Martini-Klinik.
2020-11-26 / Hans-Jürgen W. from Hameln
Ich möchte gern ein Feedback geben über meinen Aufenthalt in der Martini-Klinik.
Die Versorgung und Betreuung auf der Station 5 war sehr angenehm und mehr als vorbildlich. Am 10.11.2020 wurde ich von Herrn Prof. Huland erfolgreich operiert mit einem für mich positiven Gesundheitsverlauf. Hierfür möchte ich mich bei Ihnen Herr Professor noch ganz herzlich bedanken.
Ein weiteres Lob gilt allen Mitarbeitern/innen auf der Station 5. Ihr wart super.
2020-11-23 / Michael K. from Hamburg
Ich wurde am 2.11.2020 wg festgestelltem Prostatakarzinoms operiert.Nach telefonischer Beratung hatte ich mich für die da Vinci-Methode entschieden. Leider gehörte ich zu den 1% (wie mir erklärt wurde), bei der es nicht "komplett rund" lief. Ich habe wohl länger nach der OP Blut verloren.
Dies erklärt wohl mein schwarzer Stuhlgang die ersten beiden Tage danach. Die vorzügliche Betreuung auf der Station brachte parallel eine Absenkung meines HB Wertes von 13.7 auf 7.1.. So wurde bei mir am Bett besprochen, ob ein Not-CT oder Blutkonserve die richtige Reaktion wäre. Bereits am 3. Tag nach dem OP Tag bekam ich letzteres. Und der HB Wert stieg sofort, auch am Folgetag. So dass ich nur einen Tag später als geplant entlassen werden konnte. Auch danach war die Station telefonisch für mich ansprechbar. Ebenso meldete sich der operierende Arzt bei mir, um eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme mit mir zu besprechen und zu versichern, dass ich ihn kontakten könne, wenn es aus meiner Sicht Bedarf gäbe.
Auch wenn mein Körper nun nicht ganz optimal bei diesem Eingriff "mitgespielt" hat, kann ich nur betonen, dass ich auf dieser Station immer das Gefühl hatte, eine persönliche individuelle Betreuung zu erhalten. Selbst nach der Entlassung.
Besten Dank dafür.
2020-11-05 / Dierk L. from Hamburg
Bei einer Begrenzung des Prostatakrebses auf nur einen oder sehr wenige Herde, einem Gleason-Score (er bewertet Ausmaß und Grad der Gewebeveränderung) von nicht höher als 3+4 und einem PSA-Wert von unter 15 ng/ml kann ich - aus eigener positiver Erfahrung - eine Fokale Therapie mittels HIFU Methode in der Martini-Klinik uneingeschränkt empfehlen!
Seit meinem 61 Geburtstag lasse ich alle zwei Jahre meinen PSA-Wert messen. 2019 - kurz nach meinem 71sten Geburtstag - war der Wert von 1,96 auf 4,35 hochgeschnellt. Eine weitere Messung Ende November ergab einen Wert von 5,49+. Aufgrund des schnellen Anstiegs zeigte sich mein Urologe besorgt. Zu weiterer Beratung und MRT empfahl er die renommierte, auf Prostatakarzinome spezialisierte Martini-Klinik im Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Leider bestätigte der Anfang Januar 2020 von Dr. Beyersdorff vorgenommene MRT-Befund eine vorhandene tumorsuspekte Läsion. Zur Absicherung des MRT-Befundes entschloss ich mich kurzfristig für eine Fusionsbiopsie. Diese wurde am 09.03. unter örtlicher Betäubung vorgenommen. Dass ich sie relativ angstfrei über mich ergehen lassen konnte, lag insbesondere an der vorausgegangenen sehr emphatischen Beratung und professionellen Ausführung durch die Assistenzärztinnen Dr. Ann Beckmann und Caren Linse.
Die Biopsie ergab Prostatakarzinome mit maximalem Gleason-Score von 3+4 in 4 von 13 Stanzen. Äußerst beunruhigend empfand ich, dass eines der Karzinomherde sehr nahe an der Prostatakapsel lag. Eine zeitnahe Überschreitung war somit nicht auszuschließen.
Es folgte ein ausführliches, äußerst angenehmes Beratungsgespräch mit der sehr kompetenten und sympathischen Oberärztin Frau Dr. Nagarj, in dessen Folge ich mich zur Durchführung der o. g.Fokalen Therapie entschied. Diese wurde am 23.04.20 unter Vollnarkose und ohne jegliche Komplikationen von Frau Dr. Nagaraj durchgeführt. Zwei Tage später wurde ich entlassen. Der gelegte Katheder wurde fünf Tage später schmerzfrei entfernt. Am 20.10.20, ein halbes Jahr nach Durchführung der fokalen Therapie, wurde eine erste Kontrollbiopsie durchgeführt. Das Ergebnis: IN ALLEN PROBEN TUMORFREIES PROSTATAGEWEBE!!! Was für ein Segen!
Darüber hinaus: Vollständige Kontinenz, aber immer noch leichte Erektionsstörungen, die jedoch durch Einnahme von PDE-Hemmern zu regulieren sind.
Dass meine Krankenkasse, die TK, sich allerdings bis heute weigert, die Kosten für das erste MRT, die Fusionsbiopsie und die Fokale Therapie - insgesamt ca. 5.000,- EURO - zu übernehmen, hat einen etwas bitteren Nachgeschmack hinterlassen.
Damit hat das hervorragende Team der Martini-Klinik, bei dem ich mich an dieser Stelle noch einmal ganz herzlich bedanken möchte, allerdings nichts zu tun!
2020-07-15 / Octav P. from Bucharest
The medical Center of Excellence of Martini, powered by top medical and administrative personnel did provide their best during and after my prostate operation back in July 2019.
Dr. Alexander Haesse did a wonderful job and at this stage, 12 months after, my entire body feels and reacts simply the same as before - performant, healthy and very dynamic
All the medical team was extremely supportive and I would like to never forget the administrative side of the Klinik, with special regards to Mrs. Beate Jark.
I would like to express my great appreciation to everyone at the Martini Klinik !
2019-11-27 / Per Gustav B. from Norway
I am now safely back home in Norway and would like to thank all the staff at Martini-Klinik with whom I have been in contact for a fantastic service, professionalism and dedication during my stay. I am impressed by many aspects of the clinic’s operation. Of course, the “technical” knowledge and skill regarding the operation itself, but also how the entire stay is organised and what I experienced as a very good working environment which leads to a pleasant atmosphere for patients who are, after all, patient in a difficult situation. The same applies to partners, in my case my wife, who felt equally well taken care of.
Best wishes and thank you
2019-07-15 / Michael S. from Hamburg
Now that I am at home recovering from surgery, I wish to thank Prof Dr Salomon and the entire team for the excellent treatment and caring attitude throughout my stay in the clinic and afterwards. I would recommend the Martini Klinik to any friend who is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
2019-03-22 / Christian V. from Denmark
As a Young (51) patient I had a lot to lose in regarding potency and continence. For this reason my local hospital advised against surgery, as they evaluated my cancer as ”low risk”.
However, a second opinion from a local professor advised to get the surgery soon, and mentioned that the Martini-Klinik surgeons are ”World Class”, due to their very extensive experience. In my hospital in Denmark 5-10 surgeons make a total of 220 prostatectomies per year. At Martini, 9 surgeons make 2200! In addition, I found lots of scientific articles, showing that Martini-Klinik doctors are fully up to date on new developments within their area of expertise.
On the last day of January 19, Prof. Graefen removed my prostate. After 4 days with a catheter and an extra day to make sure everything was OK, I returned home.
I was continent from day one and when tested after 2 weeks, the potency had suffered no damage whatsoever! The histology showed, that I had come at the last minute, -despite the advice from my local hospital, to do Active Surveillance!
Every case of prostate cancer is unique, but my advice for other young patients is to go ahead with the surgery. This will give you the best possible chances controlling the cancer and the Martini surgeons can do the surgery very well, leaving you with good quality of life afterwards.
In addition to Prof. Graefen, I would like to thank the nurses at station one, especially Claus, Joy, Ann and Elke. Thanks for good care and good talks.
2019-02-04 / Gordon A. from Copenhagen
A cancer diagnosis is devastating and the need for reassurance and confidence in what lies ahead is overwhelming. Having read about the Martini-Klinik on the website, and later having consulted Prof. Dr. Graefen, I felt sure that the Martini-Klinik was the right solution for me. Having undergone a prostatectomy, superbly performed by Prof. Dr. Salomon and his team, and having received the treatment and care in the week to follow at the clinic, I am completely convinced, and will recommend to anyone in the unfortunate situation of needing treatment for prostate cancer to seek consultation and treatment at the Martini-Klinik. Professionalism, unparalleled surgical experience, incredible thoroughness and personalized treatment in both care and follow-up consultations, and kindness from every single member of the staff, no matter which function, are all hallmarks of the Martini-Klinik. In my case nerves were spared on one side, the catheter was removed on the 5th day after surgery and I have been completely continent from day 6 after surgery.
I feel privileged and grateful. A mere thank you seems inadequate and disproportionate, but nevertheless: a warm and heartfelt Thank You!
2019-01-21 / Piotr L. from Poland
To Prof. Dr. Georg Salomon and all the staff on private ward 1 and to Martini-Klinik
I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful treatment and care you all showed to me following my open retropubic prostatectomy.
First of all I would like to thank to Prof. Dr. Georg Salomon. I visited Prof. Salomon on October 2018 to ask about possibility of the focal therapy of my tumour. He ordered a fusion biopsy, which was made in three weeks by Dr med. Yamini Nagaraj. Unfortunately result of the biopsy excluded focal therapy and Prof. Salomon explained me that open retropubic prostatectomy will be the best treatment for me. From our first contact Prof. Salomon emanated with professionalism, calmness as well as great warmth and optimism. It helped me very much to take immediately decision to be treated in Martini -Klinik. Operation and postoperative care provide by Prof. Salomon was simply “magic” and helped me a lot to survive this difficult period. Results of operation were excellent - nerve sparing and negative margin. Pathologic report was also gracious for me and I have the very big chance to be cured (I was impressed the quality of this report as well as short time of its preparation). Catheter was removed on fourth day after operation and I was discharged on day no six. From the beginning I had good urination control (problems only during changing of position) and on 13th day after operation I almost control urination completely. For me it was a great honour, pleasure and luck to meet Prof. Salomon and I am very thankful that he agreed to treat me.
In this place I would like to thank to Dr med. Franziska von Breunig – anaesthesiologist who took care for me during and after operation.
I want to thank a lot to all nurses for caring for me when I was helpless in the days immediately following the operation and also gave me the support and encouragement I needed to take my first steps on the road to my rehabilitation which meant so much to me. Professionalism, heart and patience of nurses in Martini-Klinik is very impressive. Especially that they have to follow many demanding medical procedures. Despite the perfect care it is important that patients are trained to be independent as soon as possible. I did not expect how it is important, when I had to use the urethral catheter.
I would like also to thank all medical doctors working in the ward no 1 and particularly thank Dr. Lara Franziska Stolzenbach who provided a lot of support to control my postoperative complaints.
I want also to thank to Mr. Alexander Krueger – psychologist, who explained me a lot of important issues concerning my life after operation.
Also catering and service personnel was perfect and touching, thank you very much for all your efforts. By the way, it is interesting that in a lounge every afternoon is served fantastic cake, red and white wine, sparkling wine and beer. Visitors and patients can better enjoy postoperative period.
It is also very important that Martini Klinik provides patients with all necessary equipment during a stay. Patients should only have gym suit or 1 size bigger comfortable clothes (belly circumference could be increased after operation). Families and friends can visit patients all the time, close to the Martini Klinik is located Dorint hotel, which is very suitable for such purpose.
I am sorry when I forgot to mention somebody but thank you all once again for all your care and support.
2018-08-17 / Tom N.
Martini Team, I would like to personally take this time now that I am at home and on my way to a full recovery to give my deepest appreciation and thanks for the most wonderful care and treatment I received from all of you during my stay 2-9 July 2018.
Being from California and now living in the Saarland it was not an easy choice for me to decide to have my surgery completed at the Martini-Klinik let alone in Germany. However, after my first visit back in February with Professor Salomon to have a consultation and a look at the facilities, I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism of everyone I came into contact with there. It came to be that after my consultation and ultra-sound I was convinced this was place to have my treatment completed as it was not yet determined what be best for my case. It later turned out to be surgery after having my MRI guided biopsy performed also by the Martini Klinik.
From the cleaning personnel who cleaned my room, the in-processing administration staff, catering, nurses, medical assistants, doctors, etc. I can’t say enough – Thank You for everything you did for me to make me feel at home. A special thank you to Professor Huland and his team who performed the perfect surgery on me and who checked on me daily – Thank You. Also, a special thanks to Dr. Salomon who came by to see how I was doing even though he did not perform the operation on me – Thank You.
I can testify now that within two weeks everything is working 100%. I owe my rapid recovery to an exceptionally skilled and motivated surgical team and the team in Ward 1. Everyone there was extremely polite, friendly and approachable so that never before have I ever felt so cared for by people who loved their job and wanted nothing more than to assist me in my recovery. I could not help but smile every day I was there at the klinik.
The Martini-Klinik will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope not to have to make any more medical visits there but I am planning on returning for a one year anniversary of being cancer free by running the Hamburg Half Marathon and stopping by station 1 to say hello to everyone who took such great care of me and my wife who was always by myside.
With the most sincere and deepest appreciation, THANK YOU to everyone who is part of the Martini Team and for running what I believe is absolutely the best place in the world to treat prostate cancer. You should all be very proud of what you do and accomplish every day for people like myself. I can’t say enough about how great the Martini-Klinik is and how skilled, dedicated and motivated they are to doing their job, and giving the highest patient care possible.
Again Thank You and Best Wishes to All,
PS. I think at the 2 month point I send a video to you all of me waterskiing on the Mosel