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.
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.
2015-11-02 / Peter B. from Hamburg
After the results of the biopsy, I was operated on by Dr. Salomon on the 07.09.2015. The care provided by the complete Martini Clinic team was unparalleled and definitely helped towards the healing process. Everything, the preliminary consultations and the preoperative information, as well as the answers to my questions, helped to take away the fear that I and my wife had prior to the operation, which went very well. I would once again like to thank the whole team for the wonderful care, and I am happy that my orthopedic doctor referred me to the Martini Clinic.
2015-11-02 / Th. Glawe from Hamburg
Dear Professor Huland, dear Professor Heinzer, dear Martini Clinic Team,
today I received your letter to former patients, detailing the advances made in treatment methods and thanking us for taking part in the surgical follow-up program with regard to treatment results.
I can only return my thanks. You performed the operation in June 2012; after 7 days and a short period of recuperation I was free from any symptoms. I had got rid of the cancer and today I am still healthy. No cancer, fully continent and potent. The results of your work were already noticeable in 2012, and I am, of course, delighted about my continued progress. This gives me sufficient reason to say this publicly, to encourage all men facing such a decision. I would definitely make the same decision as in 2012; to this day, I have not regretted it.
My best regards
2015-10-13 / I. D. from Henstedt-Ulzburg
This attribute may be attested to the Martini Clinic, when one had no option but to deliver oneself into the competent hands of the whole Clinic team.
In July 2015, I received the diagnosis "prostate cancer" and was, at first – like all men in this situation – shocked, not very well informed on the subject, and distraught about the unclear extent and consequences of this diagnosis. Then I did a lot of things right. With the diagnosis from my urologist and the recommendation for a “punch” biopsy, I immediately contacted the Martini Clinic and received competent, and for ”non-medics” understandable, explanations of the necessary programs, radical retropubic prostatectomy, the results pT3b, pN0, pL0, pV0 and Gleason 3+4, all the steps of consultation, preparation for the operation, the operation itself – at this point my special thanks go to Professor Dr. Tilki for the very time-consuming and strenuous operation, the wonderful aftercare that was accompanied by sympathetic explanations, and for being available almost all the time – as well as outpatient care. The whole of the Martini Clinic works round the clock as a team and provides appreciable and apparent individual patient-oriented care, down to the last detail! This gives the feeling of being treated individually and places the focus on the human being. Therefore, I would like to say a very special “thank you” to all faculties of the team, and for their help in undergoing this not so pleasant experience in a bearable way. Following the operation on the 12.08.2015 and the outpatient aftercare, I am now at home, unfortunately not as continent as I would have wished. The recommended radiation therapy three months after surgery is still to come, and the there is the uneasy question of what lies before; it remains for me to learn to deal with this positively. Mr. Bosbach is a perfect example. Hence, ... sincere thanks again to all at the clinic and those outside who have looked after me, and have also done so in the past; and great thanks to my wife and family who at all times understandingly stood by me during this phase of my life.
2015-10-12 / Manfred T. from Eckernförde
My stay at the clinic from 06.09. until the 14.09.15 was positive, in every way. Everything was very well organized, from start to finish. At this point, my sincere thanks go to all on Ward 4, and in particular to Professor Steuber, whose operation on me was very successful. Making a donation and lending other support is a matter of course for me. I send the whole team my best wishes and would like to encourage others to choose the Martini Clinic.
2015-10-12 / I. H. from Bad Segeberg
On the 17.08.2015, I was operated on by Dr. Michl, using the da Vinci method.
In the meantime, the postoperative treatment has finished and I am slowly returning to my everyday routine.
I must say that immediately after the catheter was removed, my bladder was able to retain urine very well.
The competent preparation and supervision of the doctors, and the very successful surgery carried out by Dr. Michl (many thanks!), as well as the professional expertise, good advice and empathic care of the nursing personnel convinced me that I made the right choice when I decided on the Martini Clinic.
2015-10-02 / Gerd T. from Bremen
I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses, as well as to the service and administrative personnel, for the professional and personal treatment I received at the Martini Clinic.
My special thanks go to Professor Haese for the successful operation. I am overjoyed that I have experienced no noteworthy impairment of continence since the prostatectomy using the da Vinci surgical system.
2015-09-28 / Norbert H. from Hamburg-Süd
Surprised, from the diagnosis to the unavoidable operation. Because I hadn’t regularly had my PSA levels checked, and they exceeded the norm. Two diverse recommendations regarding the surgical method led me to the Martini Clinic in Hamburg. Curious, I immediately began reading the Clinic’s website. After thorough study of the information provided, my trust greatly increased. This was also due to the positive appraisals on the web site guest book. I called the clinic and requested an appointment in order to explain my decision and describe my problem. During the first introductory discussion with Dr. Salomon my faith in this very experienced surgeon and the clinic grew, all the moreso, since the clinic’s good reputation has travelled well beyond the borders of the FRG. Henceforth, Dr. Salomon’s very positive and optimistic attitude transferred itself to me during my short stay at the clinic. I am after all, already almost 73 years old. I therefore hope that, due to my good physical condition, I still have some successful and good years ahead of me. My prostate was completely removed on the 10.09.2015, using the da Vinci method. I was already discharged the following Thursday, without a catheter. To me, dear Dr. Salomon, it is almost like a painless miracle. I have now been running around like a weasel, albeit only half continent, but happy and confident. THANK YOU, also for having the opportunity to get to know all the many helpful and very nice people at the clinic and for their support. But, as a stone mason and stone sculptor, I could not help noticing the many small works of art on the UKE campus. The dolomite relief at the back entrance to the Martini Clinic could do with more attention and care.
I wish you every success and offer my sincere thanks.