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Martini-Klinik (prostate cancer)

Welcome to the Martini-Klinik!

The Martini-Klinik is a highly specialized private clinic for the treatment of prostate cancer. We offer a complete service portfolio for the diagnosis and therapy of prostate cancer and, together with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), we care for about 7,000 outpatients every year at the Prostate Center. With approx. 2,600 prostate cancer surgeries annually, we perform the highest number of complete (radical) surgical removals of the prostate worldwide. 

The physicians and researchers of the Martini-Klinik are very well networked internationally and, through decades of concentrated research of prostate cancer, they have provided many innovations regarding its diagnosis and therapy. Thus, our patients receive the best possible individual treatment based on the latest scientific findings concerning prostate cancer. We are very proud of the fact that 98 % of our outpatients would recommend the Martini-Klinik to their closest friends and relatives and that more and more patients from all over the world come to Hamburg for their treatment. 

We take time for you – this is not a luxury, but a matter of course for us. Besides the actual treatment on the highest medical level, personal care is very important for us – it speeds up your recovery and enables you to better manage the stress of the surgery. Throughout your entire stay, you will be personally cared for by one of the leading faculty physicians. 

We recommend to each patient to take time for finding the therapy best suited for himself as well as - if surgery is necessary - the best possible clinic. Since, as a rule, prostate cancer grows relatively slowly in comparison to other types of cancer, time is not of the essence. The crucial factor for your quality of life is the healing, continence and potency rates a clinic is able to produce. At the Martini-Klinik, we have been surveying our former (German-speaking) patients for years (since 1991) regarding their health and quality of life. The results are primarily used by the surgeons for reflection as well as the optimization of their personal surgical successes. This and the high frequency of 4-8 surgeries that every leading physician performs per week, as well as the resulting deep experience of our high-volume surgeons allows for result qualities that are shown to be outstanding. 

"Wherever treatment results are measured, the quality improves dramatically" comments Michael E. Porter, economist at the Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. He regrets that consistent measurement of the quality of results is still the exception and praises the Martini-Klinik, which is exemplary in this regard as well. 

Health of Our Patients after 10 Years

Disease-Specific Survival


Biochemical Lack of Recurrence

pT2Tumor only within the prostate87%98%
pT3a… infiltrates the capsule53%98%
pT3b… infiltrates the seminal vesicle28%87%
pT3c… infiltrates the surroundings77%6%

Source *1:    Isbarn, H., et al. (2009). Long-term data on the survival of patients with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy in the prostate-specific antigen era.
Source *2:    Isbarn, H., Huland, H. & Graefen, M. (2013). Ergebnisse der radikalen Prostatektomie beim neu diagnostizierten Prostatakarzinom.


Quality of Treatment / Quality of Life of Our PatientsGermany Overall
Full continence56.7 % 93.5 % *
Severe incontinence **4.5 %0.4 %
Severe, erectile dysfunction (1 year) ***75.5 %34.7 %
Injury of the ureter0.6 % 0.04 %
Sepsis2.5 % 0.04 %
Pulmonary embolism0.8 %0.1 %
Wound healing disturbance1.7 %0.9 %
Injury of the rectum1.7 %0.2 %
Thrombosis2.5 % 0.4 %
*   Incl Full continence defined as: zero pads or one pad as a safety precaution
**  More than 5 pads per day
*** Including patients who already suffered from low potency prior to the surgery

Source *3:    BARMER GEK Krankenhaus Bericht 2012
Source *4:    Martini-Klinik Database
Published in "Case Study: Martini-Klinik: Prostate Cancer Care"  by Michael E. Porter, Jens Deerberg-Wittram, Clifford Marks, Harvard Business School.

Film: "improving Prostate Cancer - a non comparable clinic"

Contact Us

We welcome many guests from abroad to our clinic. If you are interested in a treatment at the Martini-Klinik, you will find the right contact details below.

If you are a citizen of the EU or a citizen from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, please contact our private outpatient clinic.

Phone: +49 (0)40 7410-51300
Fax: +49 (0)40 7410-51315
E-Mail: info@remove-this.martini-klinik.de

If you are not from the EU, please contact the International Office. It organizes everything concerning your stay.

Phone: +49 (0)40 7410- 55272/-58574
Fax: +49 (0)40 7410-51691
E-Mail: patients@remove-this.uke.de

Important Information
Please note that we are only able to process medical findings and histologies if they are submitted in the English or German language. Documents in other languages may be translated for a charge to be assumed by the patient.

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