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.
2015-11-02 / 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.
2015-09-28 / Jörg O. from Hamburg/Salzhausen
On the 14.09.2015, I was operated on by Professor Schlomm, using the da Vinci method.
All I can say is: PERFECT, no pain, everything is fine!!!!
The whole of the healthcare team should also not go unmentioned; the very positive impression left by the Martini Clinic also includes them.
Once again, many thanks!
2015-09-14 / Peter M. from Hamburg
Dear Dr. Budäus, dear Martini Clinic Team,
Today, one year after my operation at your clinic (and a good six months after the adjuvant radiation therapy that followed, the side effects of which quickly disappeared), I would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you”.
It appears that you did a splendid job: the PSA level is stable at 0.02, I am completely continent, even while doing sport, I have never needed continence pads, I have less urgency to urinate and do not need to get up in the night, my urologist admires your anastomosis during every palpatory and ultrasound examination … OK, my erectile capability has still not fully returned, but maybe with time, it will do so.
I am very pleased that I ended up in the Martini Clinic, and I wish you all the very best!
2015-09-11 / Wolfgang M. from N.N.
In July 2015, I was a patient on Ward 4 at the Martini Clinic. I would like to express my thanks for the very good medical and personal care and take this opportunity of passing on very positive feedback regarding my stay at the clinic.
Right from the beginning, during my preliminary visit and first medical briefing, I was advised in a very friendly and competent manner. The atmosphere and the calmness and composure of the staff prevent the patient from becoming nervous.
Prior to my admission, I found very comprehensive information about cancer on the website of the Martini Clinic, as well as information on the various surgical methods, and a detailed account of the what would happen during my stay at the clinic. I have never experienced anything quite like this before! I knew exactly what to expect and arrived at the clinic completely relaxed.
On the day I was admitted, I immediately felt good and appreciated the all-round care. Also, during the days that followed, the friendly, encouraging, and sometimes amusing manner of the staff, contributed to my well-being. It couldn’t have been better!
My thanks to Professor Steuber for the successful operation and for the expert information given during the surgeons’ rounds. In contrast with the image of the “Gods in white” (surrounded during rounds by their horde of staff), Professor Steuber addresses his patients directly and engages with them in a very personal way. That was marvellous!
I also found other very positive factors: the good food and the possibility of communicating directly from one’s bed.
Although I had hoped to have my catheter removed before being discharged, in the end I was happy that this took place some days later, as I would otherwise have felt a little insecure on the train journey home, which took several hours.
I am very grateful that my cancer was diagnosed early enough; the successful operation has probably given me a few more years of life as a present. Since then I have gone into the subject of cancer in great detail and have, in the meantime, made financial contributions to research done at the Martini Clinic and by German Cancer Aid. I plan to continue to do so.
I am very happy to recommend the Martini Clinic!