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.
2016-06-23 / Peter K. from 32694 Dörentrup
Hallo dear Martini Team,
it is now three weeks since the 30.05.16, when I was - successfully - operated on. I would again like to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses (my special thanks at this point to Prof. Dr. Schlomm – you did a wonderful job!!!) for the competent treatment. In my case, to all on Wards 3 + 4. The consistently helpful and attentive manner will also stay in my memory.
Peter Kunstic wishes you all the best, and great strength and health to continue with your work.
2016-06-22 / N.N. T. from Luxemburg/Switzerland
I had my operation on the 18. April 2016, two months ago now, after having had my attention drawn to the Martini Clinic by a Swiss doctor at a clinic. According to my doctor, Prof. M. Graefen, the surgery was unproblematic, and this proved to be the case. Six days later the catheter was removed, and I have recovered rapidly since then. Each day, the scar serves as a reminder, but otherwise I am very well. I would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who operated on and cared for us patients, day in, day out. To all those who are “only” doing their job; but for the patient it is much more than just a job. Thank you!!
2016-06-19 / Andreas M. from Kehl am Rhein/BW
I was admitted to Ward 4 of your clinic on the 26.04.2016 and was operated on the next day by Prof. Dr. Chun.
From the first contact on the telephone, and during the time that followed, I felt very well taken care of. “Take time for the patients” is a concept that is put fully into practice at your clinic.
The professionalism, friendliness and care of the whole team, including Prof. Dr. Chun, was unique, lessening my worries and fears.
Today, 8 weeks after the operation and the aftercare in Durbach, I am very glad that I put myself in your hands.
My sincere thanks to the whole team on Ward 4, to Mrs Klooss and Mrs Lichtenberg from the consulting hour, as well as to Prof. Dr. Chun, for the kind and professional admittance, surgery and care.
2016-06-19 / H-L. G. from Wallenhorst
On the 14. April, Prof. Dr. Heinzer performed a nerve-sparing operation on me using the Da Vinci method. The operation went very well. Immediately afterwards, Prof. Dr. Heinzer informed my wife about the course of the operation. I owe my sincere gratitude to the whole team on Ward 3. I not only felt that I was medically in good hands. The personal attention definitely led to my rapid recovery. I thank the doctors, nurses and service personnel. The radiation therapy, necessary to avoid a recurrence, has in the meantime commenced. I regained continence a few days after discharge. The advice from Mrs. Wittneben to go for follow-up treatment was right on target. At the “Klinik am Kurpark” in Bad Wildungen I was prepared tor the radiation therapy in an intensive and committed manner. I look forward to completion of the radiation therapy with great confidence. I can thoroughly, and definitely will, recommend the Martini Clinic without reservation, should the topic come up. Please continue the good work.
2016-06-14 / Zbigniew P. from Kiel
Dear PD Dr. Salomon,
I would very much like to thank you and your surgical team for the successful operation, as well as all those on Ward 4 who were responsible for my care afterwards. I felt that I was in really good hands at the Martini Clinic and absolutely recommend it.
Everything is run on a very high level and very professionally.
Once again, thank you to everyone!
2016-06-11 / Detlef H. from Wilhelmshaven
Dear Martini Clinic team – that sums you up.
Special thanks to Professor Steuber and the whole of the surgical team.
I am glad that you exist.
Please take part in medical trials. It may well be that I have profited from my predecessors.
2016-06-11 / B. O. from Frankfurt-am-Main
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you all for your professional support following my operation on the 19th April, 2016. I really appreciate your daily efforts to provide me with the maximum help following the operation, especially as I was surely a hyper-sensitive and difficult patient.
But it was not only the professional, perfect care – it was also the very personal attention, the conversations and your fundamental approach that pervaded, which delighted me. The team worked as one marvellous unit!
Your work cannot be appreciated highly enough, and it is one of the absurdities of the health system that people such as yourselves – and I believe my knowledge of these things allows me to make a judgement – are underpaid.
The operation itself, carried out by Prof. Graefen, who is, as one would say, “a master of his art”, was such that the catheter was removed within a week, and since then I have had no problems or complaints. It couldn’t have gone better. Once again, my sincere thanks with regard to this and to the whole team of doctors.
2016-06-11 / G. Grave from Münster
The success of the operation (nerve-sparing on both sides, open) was quickly noticeable: discharge without a catheter on the 6th day after surgery, the almost immediate and complete return of continence, and the knowledge, histologically confirmed: the tumor had been completely removed!
I am, of course, most thankful to PD Dr. Salomon, who, in the preceding consultations, dealt sensitively with the fears and expectations of his patient, and who then performed my operation “as he would wish to be operated on himself” (I fully believe him!).
But I also owe my rapid recovery to an exceptionally motivated team on the ward: the cleaning personnel and the nurses and doctors give their care in a polite, friendly and approachable way, so that their freshly operated patients (as well as the accompanying partners) feel like guests in a sophisticated guest house.
It is obvious that the Martini Clinic is based on a, not only medical, comprehensive care concept; a concept that is supported wholeheartedly by all the very motivated staff.
2016-05-11 / Titus F. from Oslo, Norway
It is now four weeks (April 12, 2016) since I had my prostate removed via the Da Vinci robot radical prostatectomy procedure at the Martini-Klinik and I have nothing but the utmost praise and respect for my surgeon (Professor Alexander Haese) and the many other doctors, nurses (especially Olaf) and administrative personnel involved in my pre admission, operation and the subsequent post operative care.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer (PSA scores: 6.2, 5.4, 7.3; Gleeson score 3 + 4) in February 2016 by the Aleris clinic in Oslo. Given my relatively young age (46 at diagnosis, 47 when operated) I was determined to manage the diagnosis in as a proactive and positive manner as possible. For me there were two key criteria. First and foremost - and assuming the cancer had not spread further than my prostate - to get rid of it in the most effective manner possible. Second to have this undertaken in a way that would minimise any adverse potential short and long term side effects. In my research to evaluate what to do and where, I received advise from the professionals at Aleris, and also from a family friend and his son (both urologists) in Australia, who generously reached out to their global network of colleagues. The unanimous feed-back was (i) that I should have a radical prostatectomy and (ii) to undertake this at the Martini Klinik. As a leading UK urologist commented ‘I would stick with the Martini Klinik, they are world leaders’. My decision was further solidified by the extremely helpful feed-back and advise from a previous patient (the ‘other' Michael Jackson) at the Martini-Klinik. With this major decision made (and with it a big sense of relief) I then used the remaining time to get as physically fit as possible for the operation.
I spent a total of seven days at the clinic and throughout that time felt I was in the absolute best hands possible and in a very ‘safe’ space where visitors could come and go as they wished. The operation itself went as planned, including the sparing of all relevant nerves. Before and after the operation Professor Haese was readily available and in additional to his exceptional professional abilities was throughout extremely modest and caring in his approach. If only all senior physicians were the same. The post operative care was excellent and my biggest concern after the catheter came out after only three days was that I might be sent back to Norway early! Thankfully not and I returned with my wife - after a wonderful Thai meal in Hamburg - as per the initial plan.
Since returning home I have and continue to make a good recovery and was informed two weeks after the operation by Professor Haese that that post operative pathology confirmed the cancer was confined to the prostate. I have essentially had no issues with impotence and the small issues with incontinence are almost gone. Based on my own experience, my advise to anyone would be to get as fit as possible before the operation, to enjoy the Martini-Klinic experience and then to take it really easy afterwards including (as also advised by others) listening to your body. I am now doing long walks each day and plan to venture into the swimming pool next week!
In summary I would thoroughly recommend the Martini-Klinik both in terms of the exceptional results they achieve and the very individual and caring approach taken by everyone involved. Given the significant benefit I gained from being able to contact a previous patient, if anyone has any further questions please feel free to contact me (e-mail: email@example.com).
2016-04-25 / Geir O. from Norway (Molde)
I (55 years old) was on a yearly control at Aleris in Trondheim, Norway in January 2016. The PSA had increased from 2,5 to 4,6 since last year. A new PSA test two weeks later showed the same level of PSA. The next step was than to take an ultrasound, also at Aleris in Trondheim. They did not see anything on this check. We then decided to take an MR at Aleris in Oslo, which has the only private Cancer Diagnosis Centre in Norway. They saw something on the MR, and took a biopsy the same day. After a short period of time I had a meeting with oncologist Marius Normann at Aleris, and together we decided that a radical prostatectomy by the da Vinci method at Martini-Klinik was the best solution for me.
It was no hurry, and I “booked” a date for the operation which was best for me and my employer on the 13th of April 2016.
The evening after the operation, Professor Alexander Haese, told me it had been possible to preserve all important functions. The catheter was removed the day before I left the clinic, and in this respect my situation has remarkably improved from day to day. It was Hamburg Marathon the same weekend and I wanted to take a walk to see all the people running for “life”.
I don’t think you want to be so long way from the toilet the first day after removing the catheter, Alexander told me. I did not listen on that ear and walked slowly for almost two hours without any pain and any need for any trip to the toilet. Now, 10 days after the operation, I am in good shape again. I take a “long” walk each day and am happy with the improvements from day to day. I am able to do my work as a business controller in a large IT company and look forward to recover slowly, but be in as good fit as possible the summer holidays of 2016. I plan to take part in the Hamburg Marathon in 2017. Wonderful city. To be in good shape before surgery is a smart “decision”.
The 21st of April, I received a telephone call from Alexander: the cancer had been entirely removed and no need for extra treatment. Only 10 days after the surgery, I can confirm that there will not be any problem with bladder control or erection.
I thank Professor Alexander Haese and his team for the excellent medical work and for being there for me with a smile and laugh when I most needed it. I focused as little as possible on cancer and all possible results from the surgery. The best way for ME to handle the situation was with smile and much laughing. What can I do? With the absolutely best to operate on me, I was sure this was going to go as well as possible.
One of the best, was perhaps that one felt that everyone really cared about you and had plenty of time to talk to you and make certain that this would go well.
It was good for me to have people like Julia, Olaf, Marianne, Jasmin, Dimitra ++ to talk to and laugh together with. Thank you for all the advices (curious and asked a lot), always smiling and many good hugs. Love you all. I miss you all. ( I really do). You are fortunate to have a job that means so much to many.
I recommend the Martini-klinik, without exception.