Competence Network of the Martini-Klinik and the UKE

blue spheres: Martini-Klinik / red spheres: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf


The Martini-Klinik is not a private clinic somewhere in the countryside. Our clinic is centrally located on campus at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Patients of the Martini-Klinik therefore also benefit from the expertise of the specialists from the various departments at the UKE. The excellent close collaboration with our colleagues from the General Surgical Department, Intensive Care Medicine, Cardiology, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Transfusion Medicine at the UKE enables us to offer patients tremendously specialized treatments for prostate cancer.
One particular aspect of this competence network differentiates us from other large clinics: apart from the faculty system at the Martini-Klinik, a wide group of specialists from other medical fields has been established at the UKE that specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer. Thus, the Martini-Klinik is able to call upon the excellent know-how and competence of this group in the field of diagnostics and therapy of prostate carcinoma. 

Anesthesiology Prof. Christian Zöllner, Dr. Franziska von Breunig
Oncology Prof. Carsten Bokemeyer, Priv-Doz. Dr. Gunhild von Amsberg
Pathology Prof. Guido Sauter
Psychooncology Dipl.-Psych. Alexander Krueger, Dipl.-Psych. Claus Schölermann
Radiology Prof. Gerhard Adam
Radiation therapy Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Krüll, Prof. Cordula Petersen, Dr. Rudolf Schwarz

Interdisciplinary cooperation forms the basis of everyday routine at the Martini-Klinik, in the regular R1 conference with the pathologists and radiologists, the uro-oncological Tumorboard and in the many other daily tasks related to our patients. Both our psychologists are available to provide psychooncological support to each patient. Experts from the Radiology and Pathology departments are involved in the diagnostics and decision-making concerning possible follow-on therapy – if radiation therapy or oncology are necessary. The departments of Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology make sure that any possible complications are recognized, either before or after surgery. During surgery, experts from the departments of Anesthesiology and Transfusion Medicine guarantee safety during the operation. Personnel from the departments of Intensiv Medicine and Cardiology are at hand in the case of an  emergency.

Frequently asked questions

Do the doctors of the Martini-Klinik accept that I might want to seek a second opinion?

Yes. We even ask you to. In our opinion, a second or possibly third opinion concerning this complex illness is very important. 

In order to receive a second opinion I would like to have my prostate tissue sample examined by a second pathologist. Is that possible in the Martini-Klinik?

The Martini-Klinik works in close co-operation with the Institute for Pathology (Director Prof. Dr. Guido Sauter) of the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf. We happily arrange a second assessment of your tissue sample.

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Is it possible to discuss the radiotherapeutic treatment options?

The Martini-Klinik co-operates closely with the radiotherapeutic department of the UKE and has a definite person of contact and expertise in this field, Dr. Rudolf Schwarz. He participates in regular Tumorboard-meetings of the Martini-Klinik and offers every patient a personal consultation.

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