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Department of paediatric urology and surgery

Dr. med. Karen Riebe
paediatric urology

About the department

The department of paediatric urology and surgery at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend is engaged in diagnosing and treating the diseases of the urinary and genital organs in children. The professional team of the department includes paediatric urotherapists and nurses who provide high-quality medical care. The doctors use modern surgical techniques in their routine practice. It is worth mentioning that the urology department of Academic Hospital DRK Berkin Westend is the first place where technically very complicated but still less risky access via the flank in the minimally invasive surgery in children was performed. Moreover, the department tightly cooperates with colleagues from the department of paediatric and adolescent medicine. The treatment approach of the urology department is family-oriented. Therefore, specialists provide parents inclusion and organise family training on child care in the case of urological diseases. 

The primary focus is diagnosing and treating various urinary disorders in children. In addition, doctors perform minimally invasive operations on multiple malformations of the urethra, kidney and bladder diseases (stones) and correction of reflux disease.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics options:

  • urine analyses
  • pyelogram
  • cystography
  • CT scan 
  • sonography of the urinary tract
  • ultrasound of the kidney
  • prostate/rectal sonogram
  • renal angiogram
  • radiation-free reflux diagnostics

Hypospadias surgery:

  • penis correction
  • urethral correction
  • glans correction
  • foreskin correction 

Minimally invasive surgery:

  • retroperitoneoscopic operations ("keyhole technique" via the flank)
  • renal pelvis plastic
  • partial removal or removal of the kidney
  • transurethral endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (STING - subureteric Teflon injection)

Kidney and bladder stones removal:

  • ESWL (extracorporeal sound wave lithotripsy)
  • ureterorenoscopy
  • pyelotomy (“open” stone removal)

Childhood urinary incontinence and enuresis nocturna:

  • bladder training
  • alarm therapy
  • medications
  • biofeedback therapy
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Doctor profile


  • Chief Physician of the DKUZB (German Children's Urology Center Berlin) at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend
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