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.
2015-09-09 / Volker B. from Costa Rica
Being diagnosed with „cancer“ is always a shock, even if nowadays one in every three people will be affected sooner or later in their lives. But of course, one always begins counting with oneself …. As fate would have it, I was number three and had to go under the knife. Even routine operations are no stroll in the park, and they comprise an array of risks and dangers, beginning with the anesthetic, followed by skill of the surgeon (or lack of it), and topped off, above all, by something that can affect the patient during after-care: “hospital germs”.
All this is enough to cause trembling knees and a faint panic, even prior to admission. HOWEVER: I had the incredible luck to land up in the excellent, and in all respects wonderful Martini Clinic; from start to finish I received top-class advice, care and treatment. Trembling knees? Panic? These feelings disappeared the moment I entered the clinic. I was looked after and treated like a long-lost family member. The nurses and the medical personnel are the personification of unmatched friendliness and perfection. I felt well cared for, excellently informed, and I was never left alone with my fear and pain for even a second, regardless of who was looking after me.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those concerned; the doctors, the nurses, and the service personnel who are responsible for cleanliness and creature comforts.
I will most certainly warmly recommend the clinic to my friends and acquaintances, should they ever need treatment. Why opt for less than the best when one’s health is at stake? Precisely.
2015-09-01 / Herbert M. from Hamburg
My operation was on the 06.08.2015; it was carried out by Dr. Steuber, using the DaVinci surgical system. I would like to express my great thanks to him for his excellent work and to the Martini Clinic team, and for the marvellous accommodation.
When I was admitted to the clinic, I had a diagnosis of prostate carcinoma Gleason score 4 + 3
Gleason 3 volume fraction 27%
Tertiary Gleason 5 2.9%
The catheter had already been removed before I left the clinic, and I was by and large continent.
Unfortunately, the histological examination following the operation showed a minor invasion of the lymph nodes, so that after 3 months an adjuvant radiant therapy was recommended.
2015-08-30 / Udo T. from Sondershausen
Although my operation took place over three weeks ago, in my opinion it is never too late to pass on positive feedback.
It was naturally a shock when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Anyone in a similar position knows the feeling and the many questions that suddenly arise, the main ones being: How can I fight this illness? Which is the right method of treatment? After evaluating some of the possible treatments, I decided, despite the risk of impairment or loss of potency, to have surgery. At this point, I would to express my warmest thanks to Dr. med. Knbloch from Leinefelde, as my choice of the Martini Clinic at the UKE was largely due to her.
I was operated on by Prof. Steuber on the 04.08.2015. Everything went according to plan, even if the position of the tumor only allowed the preservation of half of the nerves responsible for potency. Professor Steuber, the anesthetists, and the whole of the OP team, thank you for your excellent work. From the first moment I complete trusted the team, and was therefore not afraid, for even a second, of what lay ahead of me.
I can hardly describe the competence, calm and care with which patients, whether privately or publicly insured, are looked after at the Martini Clinic,thus ensuring that their stay is as pleasant as possible. This also applies to Dr. Schmitz, the ward physician, who always lent me her ear.
A great thank you to all at the Martini Clinic, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. I can only highly recommend this clinic!
2015-08-27 / N. W. from Pinneberg
My highest praise goes to the complete Martini Clinic Team – the doctors, the nurses, the service personnel – for their highly competent and comprehensive explanations, advice, support, reliability and punctuality, the professional care, organization and perfect service. My special thanks go to Dr. Salomon and the anesthesia team for the very successful operation. For my part, I give the clinic my whole-hearted recommendation.
2015-08-26 / Nicos K. from Athens, Greece
After 8 days in the Martini-Klinik fpr prostate surgery I am in a strong position to confirm the well deserved worldwide reputation of this institution.
From the highly skilled and very experienced professionel team who undertook the prostate surgeries, to the professional docs and nurses who would patiently explain and answer any question with much care, to the cleaning and kitchen staff who, apart from their thoroughness, will always welcome you with a smile, to the medical details all throughout the day and night, if needed, to ensure the patient's comfort and safety, all adds up to make this one of the best prostate cancer hospitals in the world.
2015-03-03 / Thomas L. from Norway
Already the first day at the Martini-Klinik me and my wife felt that we were good taken care of. Very good information about the operation what could occur during the operation and what the follow-up consisted of after the operation. All your staff were friendly and professional at all times. Very happy to have received lab tests so early after the operation. At times I felt that the nursing staff were a bit short of staff but they still managed to help/assist me with a smile. That is very impressing.
2015-02-10 / Eric B. from Norway
I am very satisfied with my stay at the Martini-Klinik. One incident upon discharge got me worried, however, I experienced that the Klinik handled my comment about this in a very good way and that I quickly received the clarification I needed. Other than that, I want to compliment all the clinical staff on the exceptionally good clinical care I received. In particular I wish to thank Prof. Dr. Haese who performed the surgery. I felt - and still feel - totally confident about the competence of the clinical staff and that I was in the best hands while at your clinic.
I will definately recommend the Martini-Klinik to other patients in need of prostate cancer treatment.
2015-01-06 / Michael George Jackson
The Martini Clinic is unique.
The team of professional & caring individuals are unique.
It is an environment where everyone is committed to excellence and after my wonderful experience there I can't help wondering why the many other health 'care' institutions don't learn from The Martini Clinic's ... no compromise standards. Then I reflected on my early training in the UK/USA
as a Recording Engineer/Producer and compared it with the training elsewhere in the world. The BIG difference is getting your priorities right i.e. Care & Science.
Priority 1. Create an environment of understanding...genuine interest and care for people.
Priority 2. Provide technical brilliance and professionalism in a modest manner.
These standards set the Martini Clinic miles apart from the others ... and it's successful ... even viable.
So in a perfect world let us pray that others might learn from this little 'oasis of hope' in the birthplace of the Beatles ... Hamburg.
To name any one individual would be unfair so thank you and bless you all.
P.S. Anyone who would like a more detailed reference please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
2013-11-25 / from WINDHOEK - Namibia
We were on a holiday / business trip in Germany when my wife suggested that a closer look at the state of my prostate gland would be an appropriate step. Especially since I was on Flowmax for 2 years and lately on Avodart and my latest PSA reading was 18. We made some enquiries and came across Martini in the Internet, and after making contact with Mrs. Sideris directly at the Martine Clinic I got convinced that I was taking my problem to the right people. At this stage I was still of the opinion, based on advice previously received, that I had a problem, but not cancer.
During a preliminary medical examination at the Martini Clinic in August 2013 by Dr. Salomon and his team, by means of Histoscan and Biopsy, it was established that not only the prostate gland was much enlarged but also contained cancerous material gleason-score 4+5. This was serious and after some deliberation by the medical team due to my advanced age of 75 it was recommended to operate by means of the Da-Vinci method, performing RPE. To reassure that this decision was the best under the circumstances an abdomen-CT and a skeleton-cintigram were carried out, both yielding negative results, thereby eliminating any doubt re the intended operation.
Obviously I was upset by the results of the examinations, being in good physical condition and not suspecting anything so negative, but I immediately booked a slot for an operation end of September. This necessitated a renewed trip from Namibia to Hamburg but this was un-avoidable. On the 26th of September I was booked in and was comprehensively and in the most friendly and caring manner informed about all procedures by sister Anja, which yielded reassurance and relaxation.
The operation was performed by Dr. Salomon and his team on the 27th of September, and considering my age, it was in my opinion a remarkable success. Due to the advanced state of the cancer incursion, some lymph-nodes ( all clean ) plus a set of nerves ( suspicious ) on the left side were removed, thereby trying with optimum care and precision that no infected tissue was left behind. I was told by Dr. Salomon that the OP was successful but more complicated and took a little longer than usual, due to the prostate having grown onto the bladder, of which a piece had to be removed as well.
The short stay at the Martini Clinic from the 27.09. to the 01.10. was pleasant, at little un-
comfortable, but no pain, and super care by the nursing personnel, especially sister Anja, who assisted in many ways and was a big help during these days. The second day after the OP day I was already walking around in the building and the 3rd day outside in the park. On the 02.10. I was allowed to leave the clinic and no complications were experienced whatsoever. Returning to Windhoek in the second week of October was no problem, though still wearing the catheter.
The catheter I wore due to travelling and for safety reasons up to the 18th of Oct., and after
removal, I now experience a mild form of incontinence, which is still persisting , although getting better. Otherwise physically I am back to my previous very good fitness level, and have no hindrances whatsoever. Everything has healed perfectly and I thank Dr. Salomon and his team for their professional advice, skilfulness and after-operation care. And I thank my wife who was a reliable source of good advice and best support in those trying days. The best is that now I am not taking any tablets whatsoever, while previously I hated to have to resort to Flowmax and Avodart.
I would recommend Martini any time to other people having the same problem, since the whole treatment package was carefully considered and executed, and accompanied by constant friendly and competent assistance by the nursing team.
I am now awaiting the first PSA test around end of December and then the final result will become visible and decide, whether further treatment may become advisable.
2013-08-20 / reidar h. f. from Råholt,Norwegen
Me and my wife and daughet came back from the Martini-klinikk, almost 2 weeks ago, after I'd done a prostate surgery.
Just want to say THANK YOU to everybody at station 1, and my doctor Pr. Hans Heinzer.
I'd a successful surgery, and the staff was excellent. It's just one Word for it, and that's GREAT.
I feeling better day by day.
Nch einmal...Vielen vielen Dank!