A Unique Clinic
With around 2200 prostate cancer operations per year Martini-Klinik is not only the biggest Prostate Cancer Center in Germany but the number one worldwide: There is no other center in which as many operations are carried out as here. Compared to the so far biggest American university clinics, the Mayo-Clinic and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, these are almost double the amount of operations (compare Website Mayo Clinic & Interview at Johns Hopkins).
The specialization of our clinic enables a very high diagnostic and therapeutic level. More than 98 per cent of the patients treated by us would recommend us to their friends or relatives – one of the most valuable indicators of high satisfaction and a number that clearly sets itself apart from those of other clinics that also enjoy high evaluations.
Three characteristics are the reason for this exceptional development since the foundation of Martini-Klinik in 2005:
- It is one of the few clinics specialised in just one disease. This specialty clinic, unusual for Germany, can draw on the high-performance medicine of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) at any time. This way, all fields of modern diagnosis as well as the operative and radiotherapeutic treatment of the prostate carcinoma including complementary medicine and psychooncological support are offered at this spcialty clinic.
- Thanks to our so-called faculty system ten chief physicians are responsible for the patients. Each one of these specialists has found his life mission in the Martini-Klinik and developed individual specialisms in the prostate carcinoma area. This way, internationally renowned experts of the various prostate carcinoma fields work hand in hand. In the operative field we speak of high-volume surgeons: Each one operates on up to eight patients per week, which is proven to lead to outstanding results. Moreover, every patient has one reference person only - "his doctor" - during his stay.
"Our recipe for success is not a secret but quite the opposite: Since our foundation, we strongly hold on to the basic principle of optimizing treatment results. We are convinced, that this should be the overriding objective of every clinic's acting."
Prof. Dr. Hartwig Huland, Founder of Martini-Klinik
- Once a patient has left a clinic, aftercare usually takes place at the resident doctor. This means, that clincal doctors generally do not know about the long-term treatment results they achieved. In this regard, the Martini-Klinik is an exception. It is one of the few clinics in Germany to have a gapless data documentation system, in which the results of all patients operated on so far are recorded and processed. This collection of data does not only serve for acquiring new scientific findings but is also regularly used by chief physicians for their own quality control. Furthermore, we are able to advise every new patient in regard to the expected cure rate as well as the chances for continence and potency depending on his specific case with our own data. We are proud to say that there are not many clinics worldwide that practice such a well-founded, outcome-data-based quality control.
Alongside treatment at the highest level of medical quality, we consider personal attention to be another very important factor for a speedy recovery. Taking time and thus giving the patient time is not a luxury but a matter of course in our eyes. The personal dialogue between the patient, physician and nurse has the purpose of taking a holistic approach to the human being and of preserving his quality of life. We put great value on this dialogue. If you want to know how patients experienced their stay with us, you can find their evaluations here.