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.
2016-02-02 / M. S. from Hessen
Eight months after my operation, I would like to personally thank Professor Huland and the Martini Clinic team via this guest book. As a physician who has spent a lifetime carrying out surgical operations, and who knows what complications can occur (and which unfortunately did so in my case), I would like to report that, in the end, everything has turned out for the best.
I feel very well, and for the fourth time since the operation my PSA level is a negligible >0.01; I hope it remains that way. I can really recommend the Martini Clinic to all patients, and I am very happy that I decided to have Professor Huland perform the open surgery.
I have been inside many clinics, but never during my 50 years of medical practice have I come across the professionalism I experienced at the Martini Clinic. It has nothing to do with the “luxury 4-star hotel feeling”, as often described in entries in the guest book. The real luxury is the staff that work at the clinic. The nurses and medical personnel work to such a degree of perfection that is hard to equal. I felt very well looked after and “cared for” in the true sense of the words. Not to mention Professor Huland. This doctor is a real phenomenon: professional, humane, friendly, not at all arrogant, not a “god in white”, and his personality immediately inspires confidence, giving one the impression of complete competence. At our first meeting, his medical skills fully convinced me, and I was not disappointed.
Once again, my thanks to you, Professor Huland, and to the whole of the Martini Clinic team!
2015-12-24 / Max S. from Hamburg
Professional excellence, surgical expertise at the highest level, professionalism, empathy, dedication and passion – this is my personal impression of the Martini Clinic team.
Due to my having consistently attended medical check-ups over the years (I am 56 years old), the prostate tumor diagnosed some weeks ago was, at the time of the operation, at a relatively early stage. I had, so far, not experienced any greater complaints that disturbed my physical well-being. However, the diagnosis of cancer brought about a deep psychological crisis, as I had witnessed my father die of prostate cancer. A further, more severe factor that frightened me was the uncertainty as to what effect the treatment of the tumor would have on my sexuality or my male identity, and thus how it would directly affect the partnership with my wife.
After exhaustive consultation with my urologist, I decided on a radical retropubic prostatectomy, as this surgical method, developed and practiced at the Martini Clinic, appeared, in my opinion, to have several advantages over the alternative radiation therapy. In particular, I was convinced by the possibility of preserving the vessel and nerve structures responsible for continence and erectile function, as long as the rapid tissue analysis performed during the operation showed that the tumor had not spread outside the prostate capsule. The examination of the fine tissue after surgery allows the doctors to evaluate the tumor with regard to further treatment strategies, which, considering my uncertainty was also of decisive importance.
The operation itself was without complications; the outer nerve tissue was spared on both sides. The catheter was removed 6 days after the operation, whereupon I immediately achieved the second degree of continence (while lying and sitting down, as well as walking up and down). I had a sensational experience on the fourth day after removal of the catheter, when my erectile function turned out to be good. After the successful operation, I look forward with great confidence and new courage to the postoperative follow-up treatment at a rehabilitation clinic.
Deciding on the Martini Clinic during the most serious crisis in my life was surely one of the best decisions I have ever made. My immeasurable thanks go to the whole team on Ward 4 (anesthetists, ward doctors, nurses and catering personnel), whose care and friendliness was sheer overwhelming. My surgeon, Professor Dr. Schlomm, has earned an outstanding place in my hall of fame of the persons who have played an important role in my life.
2015-12-23 / J. H. from Neu-Anspach
Dear doctors, dear nurses and carers, dear psychologists,
It is my sincerest wish, before the year 2015 comes to an end, to send you a few lines via your guest book.
This year, I was successfully operated on at your clinic, and I would once again like to express my thanks. Apart from the professional competence at the clinic, it is most important to me to mention the very personal manner in which I was admitted and accepted at the clinic.
This was already evident in my first telephone contact and in the preliminary consultation with Professor Graeffen. Also, I do, and did not take the fact that you made it possible to have the subsequent MRI and biopsy on one day, as I had to travel from near Frankfurt, for granted. Thank you!
With my questions and fears, I felt taken seriously at all times, and I took back gratefully on the medical, nursing and psychooncological competence and help.
I experienced all the people I met during my stay as exceptionally authentic. Each one gave and made use of his/her talents, according to the words of Paul in the New Testament “As each has received a gift, employ it in serving one another, as good managers of the grace of God in its various forms.“
May God bless your services to your fellow men.
I wish you all a blessed Christmas and all the best in 2016.
2015-12-15 / Otto B. from Stuttgart
I had high expectations, based on the recommendation of a Swiss urologist and positive feedback from previous patients on the Clinic web site.
My expectations were exceeded. I was operated on 4 weeks ago, using the da Vinci method.
Case history: for years, my PSA values had been rising. In 2014, the PSA value was 5.02, but the biopsy was negative.
Then, by the middle of 2015, the PSA value had risen to 5.69. The biopsy results showed a prostate tumor.
Histology: pT2c, Gleason 4+3=7.
On the 23.09.2015, I visited Professor Steuber’s prostate consulting hour.
Date of the operation: 12.11.2015.
The parting comment of my local urologist was “As to potency, there is no chance of preserving it - no matter what you might read in internet forums. I wouldn’t perform nerve-sparing surgery in your case. There is no point in travelling to Hamburg”.
There were no complications during the operation. Good news on the following day. The nerves on both sides had been spared during the operation.
I had little experience of hospitals. My last hospital stay was 40 years ago, when my appendix was removed. I was therefore slightly fearful and uncertain ahead of the operation.
There was no need.
The procedures at the Clinic are perfectly organized, from A to Z – from consultation on admission to removal of the catheter – everything is managed with precision.
Discharged on the 18.11.2015. I was already continent the day after the catheter was removed.
The next day I received a telephone call with preliminary information on the pathology results, which were the best possible: none of the tissue samples showed any abnormality.
You also need a little luck.
Once again, many thanks for the professionalism and the friendliness of the whole team.
Many greetings from Stuttgart.
2015-12-09 / Kl. H. from Brandenburg
This year, for the first time, my PSA value was found to be 4.5 (I am 63 years-old). The biopsy result showed two tumors with a Gleason score of 5+4 and 3+4. After a very informative consultation with Prof. Dr. Haese, I decided on a radical prostatectomy.
The open surgery was carried out on the 23.10. by PD Dr. Salomon, sparing the nerves on both sides; the catheter was already removed 5 days later, and the day after that I was discharged. After a few days, my continence had already improved so much that pads were only necessary as a safety measure.
I chose the Martini Clinic after researching on the internet and talking to fellow sufferers among my acquaintances. In all its aspects this clinic is a top address: ranging from the highly professional doctors, to the excellent medical staff, and the service personnel, who were friendly at all times. For this reason, I can only recommend this clinic to all those who at some time might be affected.
Once again, many thanks to Dr. Salomon for the very good surgical results and to the whole team at the clinic for the perfect all-round care!
2015-12-06 / Erich R. from 88255 Baindt
I would subsequently like to express my thanks by making an entrance in your guest book.
The first report I wrote on the internet apparently got lost. My stay at the clinic, from the 22.05.14 until the 28.05.2015, turned out to be positive in every way.
At this point, I would therefore like to thank all on Ward 4, and in particular Dr. Tilki, who performed a very successful operation. As I underwent a short follow-up treatment at my urologist’s, without any form of therapy, my health is now very good. My incontinence has been, to almost 100%, rectified. During the day I wear a very thin pad, just for safety, as I sometimes lose urine during certain movements (when using exercise machines, or when bending down to tie my shoelaces). Otherwise, I am completely continent. Regarding sexuality with my partner, I must say that with a little support, only when necessary a SILDENAFIL tablet (100mg), everything is as it was prior to the operation. Only ejaculation is lacking. This is surely connected to my radical prostatectomy. My latest PSA value, measured in Sept. 2015, is 0.03 ng, thus hardly measurable.
In any case, I can happily say that I have conquered my cancer, and would advise every man with prostate cancer go to the Martini Clinic for surgery.
I am very happy to advertise the Clinic and the whole team there.
2015-12-06 / Dietrich D. from Hanau
After the biopsy, which took place in September 2015, and its result, cancer of the prostate, I decided to undergo open surgery; this I definitely wanted to be carried out at the Martini Clinic.
After the operation on the 12.11.2015, I was already discharged, without any complaints, by the 17.11.15. My special thanks go to Professor Dr. Tilki and her team for their excellent work, and also to the whole team on Ward 4 for their good care.
At the moment I am undergoing follow-up treatment, which I can only recommend to anyone who has had surgery. My continence improves daily!
Many greetings from Hessen.
2015-11-27 / Hans-Jürgen P. from Berlin
It took a good four months before I finally made the decision to go to the Martini Clinic.
The Berlin Charité did not offer the possibility of a “seed implantation”, the surgery I finally underwent. The Berlin urologists only said that the prostate had to be removed as quickly as possible, alternative methods were, unfortunately, not mentioned. I could therefore only get help on the internet, searching for alternative methods and the clinics offering them. Exchanging information with “fellow sufferers” was very important!
I am 64 years-old, I didn’t experience the urge to urinate at night and had no other complaints. My PSA values were 4.7 to 9.1 within about 2.5 years. The tumor was finally confirmed by biopsy and MRI. A Gleason of 3+3 and a prostate of 53 ccm were crucial factors prompting the decision to operate.
There were no problems during the operation: Tuesday admission, Wednesday OP, Thursday discharge. The operation, during which 85 radioactive seeds were implanted, lasted three hours; I had no complaints afterwards, no pain, and I was amazed. Still, after five weeks, urinating takes a little longer, as the prostate is still swollen.
Altogether, I am completely satisfied. The team at the clinic, the doctor responsible and the nursing personnel, are all super, one feels at ease at the clinic, particularly as the rooms don’t resemble rooms at a hospital (I am a private patient).
I can only recommend: inform yourself and definitely get a second opinion, and men: do not wait too long to go to your local urologist for an examination.
2015-11-02 / Kurt-Walter H. from Neuruppin
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer (68 years old, T1c – 2 tumors, Gl. 3+3, PSA 8,9; HIFU and IRE were not possible!) and after thorough research on the internet, for me there was only one clinic in which I would be prepared to undergo a radical prostatectomy: the Martini Clinic.
The operation took place on the 14.08.2015, and thanks to the excellent work of Dr. Michl and his colleagues (open operation, transverse incision), everything went well. The Martini Clinic team is unrivalled. My thanks to everyone there! My continence has also improved since the postoperative follow-up treatment in September. To my great joy, the PSA values on the 15.10.2015 were low at 0.01, so that a suspected tumor in the 9th rib, seen in the scintigram, was not confirmed!!!
Once again, many thanks and keep up the good work
2015-11-02 / Ulrich Hoffmann from Aachen
In short, my case history: 58 years old, PSA twice >5.5, Gleason 6 of 12 biopsies positive, once 3+3, five times 3+4. After receiving much divergent information within the space of just three months, alternating between radiation therapy and prostatectomy, and not having received, as an informed patient, any hard and fast recommendation – until my attention was called to the Martini Clinic. During the first consultation with PD Dr. Budäus, my case history and data were evaluated and the recommendation was clear: in view of my age, and bearing in mind the option of a possible radiation therapy, which might be necessary, the doctor decided on a prostatectomy. I had the choice between open surgery and a da Vinci operation, and I decided on the latter. I felt that I was taken seriously as an “informed patient” and that the advice was competent. Date of operation: 8.10.2015.
The operation took place 8 days ago, the catheter will be removed on Monday and I already feel quite well. Better than expected. This was due to PD Dr. Budäus, the assistant doctor, and to each individual member of the excellent nursing staff on Ward 4. I have never previously experienced hospital nursing personnel who take so much time for each patient, and who always react to individual problems and worries and find solutions in a friendly and patient manner. The discussions with the psychologist were also good. As far as it is possible in such circumstances, I must say that I felt comfortable.
I expressly recommend the Martini Clinic.