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.
2016-08-26 / Thomas J. from Henstedt-Ulzburg
Praise, gratitude and recognition to this wonderful clinic.
In May, 2015, I (63 yrs) underwent a prostate biopsy, the results of which showed an adenocarcinoma with a Gleaseon score of 3 and 4 (Gleason 4 percentage 4.7%) in 3 of the 15 samples. My urologist recommended a “wait and see” strategy. This was very tempting: no risky operation, no side effects (incontinence and impotence).
But I soon realized that a ticking time bomb, which might be defused too late, is not really the right life survival philosophy.
At the beginning of May 2016, I decided to have the operation. During my research on the internet I came across the Martini Clinic in Hamburg-Eppendorf. Already during my first detailed and empathic consultation about the operation, the various methods and possible risks, I felt I was in good hands and well-informed (as did my wife). Afterwards, it was clear to me that I had to have the cancerous prostate removed by radical prostatectomy.
Dr. Michl performed my operation on the 20.6.2016, without complications, with little loss of blood, above all, nerve-sparing, and with a discreet abdominal longitudinal incision. Incidentally, Dr. Michl’s “trademark” is recognized by all the doctors at the Rehab Clinic in St. Peter-Ording.
Many thanks to, and praise and sincerest recognition for Dr. Michl, who was responsible for my care before and after the operation.
This also applies, without reservation, to the friendly, competent, and obliging nursing and service personnel.
Six days after the operation and another 8 days, I had the catheter removed at the Martini Clinic as an outpatient. Everything also went smoothly; it was done very caringly and without pain.
I had, and still have, slight stress incontinence; the “other” is OK, only dry, however (he and she have to get used to it); the rigidity is being worked on☺.
Once again, my gratitude, praise and recognition for everyone, from the reception to the nursing and service personnel, to Dr. Michl, and the surgical staff. I can only recommend, without any reservation, that anyone facing prostate surgery entrust themselves to the Martini Clinic. 10 points from me!
2016-08-25 / Prof. P. from Göttingen
Dear Professor Graefen, dear Professor Haese,
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent care I received at the Martini Clinic.
Of course, I firstly thank Prof. Haese for his surgical skills (operation on Monday, removal of the catheter on Friday!), but also for his authentic humane care and attention.
The professionalism one finds throughout the clinic creates a relaxed and calming atmosphere, which tremendously helps the healing process in patients suffering from a malignant disease, who are – as a rule – quite anxious. As I myself am a so-called “sensitizer” (i.e. someone who often has to deal with stimuli associated with threatening situations, who gives them his full attention and occupies himself intensively with them), I can confirm this not only from a professional psychological perspective but also from the point of view of someone personally affected.
This is added to by the empathic friendliness and constant helpfulness of all the staff.
I am impressed and I will pass these impressions on to my colleagues (to whom it is of great interest).
All in all: superb treatment and care, to be unreservedly recommended!
2016-08-17 / N.N. K. from Heilbad Heiligenstadt
On the 20.05.2016, I was operated on by Dr. Michl using the da Vinci method. The nerves were spared on both sides. There were no complications during the operation. The pain after the operation was negligible and I only needed the pain killers supplied for 2 days. Now, 3 months later, the PSA value is below the detection limit. I hope that my problems are now solved.
I would like to emphasize that I only had to wait 4 weeks.
Dr. Michl, once again, my sincere thanks! I would also like to thank the nursing personnel on Ward 1 under the supervision of Mrs. Köster.
2016-08-17 / Georg K. from Hage
From the initial contact up until my discharge I was cared for by a very friendly and absolutely competent team; this immediately created an atmosphere of trust.
Many thanks to the whole team.
2016-08-14 / Knut C. from Kassel
I would first like to thank the whole team at the Martini-Klinik. The medical performance and nursing care is, with no ifs and buts, first class. Over a period of days, one has the feeling that one can do no wrong as a patient. Very relaxing and important in the state that one finds oneself in. The accommodation in a 2-bed room contrasts distinctly with other clinics. Having one’s own bathroom and toilet is very important for any patient after a urological intervention. It also seemed logical that at the Martini-Klinik, one is mobilized very quickly after surgery, to avoid the risk of thrombosis, and can leave the clinic with a catheter after 5 to 6 days. In my case, the journey home to Kassel 5 days after the operation, about 4 hours, was too much for me, just as were the 14 days I spent at home before going to rehab, during which I constantly had the advice of the senior physician of the Martini-Klinik in mind, advising me to remain mobile. There were complications in the healing process, which now, 10 weeks after the operation, I have overcome. If I were to have another operation, I would check in to a hotel in Eppendorf and have the catheter removed at the Martini-Klinik before setting out on a relaxed journey home. Unfortunately, I was not made aware of this helpful possibility.
Once again, thank you and best regards.
2016-08-05 / K. G. from Würselen
Five years ago, my urologist diagnosed me with prostate cancer (PSA value 4.2 before the operation and a Gleasen Score of 6/7).
On the recommendation of my urologist I chose the Martini-Klinic in Hamburg for treatment. I have never regretted this decision. During my stay at the clinic I felt I was treated absolutely professionally. My surgeon, Prof. Graefen, was always ready to listen and answer my questions, and the care on the ward left nothing to be desired.
Before my operation, I often gathered information about the experiences of other patients from the Martini-Klinic guest book. These contributions always gave me courage. To this day, I well remember a particular entry made by a patient. The former patient describes how, five years after the operation, with a PSA value below the detection limit, he made an appointment for a check-up, went to Hamburg with his wife, drank a coffee in the reception area at the Martini-Klinic, and the matter was then resolved for him. This was always my aim after my operation in 2011. Last week I went through the same procedure with my wife and achieved my first aim. I hope there will be further symptom-free years, and I can only recommend that anyone similarly affected choose the Martini-Klinic. Once again, my special thanks go to Prof. Graefen for the excellent operation and treatment.
2016-08-05 / U. T. from Wiesbaden
At the beginning, the diagnosis that causes fear and apprehension. Then one arrives at the Martini Clinic and feels supported, understood and is treated with top quality medical care.
The crucial aspect: the employees of the Martini Clinc did not treat me primarily as a sick patient or as a “medical case”, but as a person with his own individual background. At the Martini Clinic one feels like a welcome guest. Every employee at the clinic has a “client-oriented” attitude. From the first contact by telephone, at the reception on admission, to the consultations with the doctors, the surgical team, the nursing, catering or cleaning staff. Everything is highly professionally organized, the procedures are well thought through and planned, and all tasks are carried out to perfection.
At all levels, I was treated transparently and communicated with as an equal while I was a “guest” at the Martini Clinic. Reliability in every circumstance is the special feature of the Clinic. This strengthens my belief that I have placed myself in the right hands.
2016-07-27 / Ralf S.
Today, four and a half months after my operation (open surgery), performed by Dr. Salomon (neurosafe-based, nerve-sparing on both sides), I am very well.
Even though my lab results were alarming before the operation: Gleason score 3+4, PSA value: 63. Although the adenocarcinoma had proliferated outside the prostate capsule and there was tumor contact with the border of the surgical resection in 8 blocks, I can only sincerely thank Dr. Salomon and his “gifted hands” for the operation that saved my life. He ensured that neither the urethral sphincter muscle nor the nerves that influence continence and potency were impaired.
In this clinic there are only Ronaldos or Messis as surgeons (to draw a comparison in the language of football).
The nurses and carers also give their very best, and they stand out because of their competence, helpfulness and friendliness.
I can highly recommend the Martini Clinic.
My PSA value is now below the detection limit:< 0.01
Thanks for your fantastic work.
2016-07-09 / H. H. from Hamburg
A good six months after my operation in December 2015 only a few fading scars remind me of the operation carried out by Prof. Dr. Heinzer using the da Vinci, robot-assisted, radical prostatectomy. This operation, from my perspective as a patient, is an exemplary success story in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Some of my personal impressions:
1. After the tumor was confirmed by my urologist, when she received the results of the biopsy, and with the diagnosis from the clinic (C61,pT2c,Gl. 3+4, pN0, R0, L0, V0), the carefully, clearly structured Martini Clinic website, containing easily understandable information, even for a lay person, was an important anchor for me when I was occupied by the highly emotion burden of the diagnosis “prostate cancer”.
The various therapy methods presented, the surgical techniques, the presentation of the operative procedures (video), results, etc. calmed me down greatly and made me feel optimistic.
2. The personal treatment I received from all those involved in my stay at the hospital (doctors, nurses and carers, etc.) is marked by their great attentiveness to the patients - from the minute one enters the hospital up until discharge one is consistently treated in a friendly and caring way.
3. The very successful, nerve-sparing da Vinci System method used by Prof. Dr. Heinzer, helped me:
- no surgical pain, no after-effects from the anesthetic
- after a few days I was already moving about, in and around the hospital grounds
- after 6 weeks I was completely continent (the exercises for the pelvic floor were very helpful!)
- after 2 months I could do sport regularly (e.g. bike racing training)
- after 6 monthsI had hardly any erectile dysfunction.
4. Up till now, the aftercare at my urologists has shown no concerning PSA values.
In conclusion: The Martini Clinic is an institution that can be recommended to prostate patients, without reservation.
2016-07-08 / W. S. from --
Two weeks after my discharge from the Martini-Klinik, I would like to share the good experiences I had there.
The operation, performed by Dr. Salomon using the “da Vinci System”, was without complication, for which I express my sincere thanks!
I only had slight pain on the first two days, and was able to reduce and then completely stop the painkillers during the following days. It was also encouraging that on the first day after the operation I was able to get out of bed, with just a little help from the nurse. I was actually surprised at how quickly I recovered in the next days. I was able to go home on the 5th day, after the catheter had been removed and the doctors had given their OK.
Altogether, I was very satisfied with the treatment at the Martini-Klinik, the competent and friendly care given by the doctors and nurses, and I can recommend this Clinic without hesitation.
Thank you very much