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Department of urology with prostate cancer centre

Prof. Dr. med. Mark Schrader
urology and oncourology, andrology

About the department

The department of urology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is a leading centre in Germany and internationally. As one of the largest cystectomy centres in Germany, the department is among the top 20 clinics with the highest number of cases. The AOK 2021 awarded the local team the maximum number of points for operations on benign prostate enlargement. As the department introduced the Rezum procedure for prostate enlargement, it is Germany's most experienced clinic with proven expertise in this technique. The department is certified as the Continence Center and a Second Opinion Center for testicular tumours. The interdisciplinary cooperation of the medical departments in the hospital, in the interdisciplinary testicular cancer centre, the prostate centre, and the Berlin-Buch tumour centre ensures competent advice as well as optimal diagnostics and treatment for all urological tumour diseases such as prostate carcinoma, kidney, bladder, testicle and penis tumours. The local team uses the DaVinci procedure for oncological diseases in urology.

Treatment and diagnostic spectrum include robot-assisted surgery, full coverage of urological cancer treatment options, and endourology - the minimally-invasive, modern surgical procedure. In addition, all kinds of urinary tract conditions can be treated at the department.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Robot-assisted surgery:

  • Prostatectomy for prostate cancer
  • Kidney tumour removal
  • With the DaVinci system, thanks to the precision and 10x optical magnification under 3D conditions, almost all kidney tumours, including larger findings that reach deep into the kidney, can be removed while preserving the kidney.
  • Bladder removal for bladder cancer: In addition to the unnecessary abdominal incision, the patient benefits in particular from the possibility of forming intestinal replacement bladders on the spot in the abdominal cavity
  • Reconstructive urology (such as the replacement of a diseased ureter with segments of the small intestine)
  • Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and residual tumour resection for testicular tumours

Oncological range of services:

  • Prostate carcinoma
  • Tumour anaemia and tumour cachexia
  • Organ-preserving renal tumour surgery
  • Fluorescence Photodetection (PDD)
  • Bladder replacement surgery
  • Testicular tumour

Urological treatment options and focus:

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • MRI-guided prostate biopsy
  • Urological examination
  • Andrological examination
  • Erectile disfunction
  • Incontinence
  • Rezum procedure
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infection
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Doctor profile


  • 1987-1993 Study of human medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • 1992 Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dep. of Cardiovascular Surgery, Boston; 3 months study stay
  • 1993 Boston University, Department of Urology, Dep. of General Surgery, Boston; 8 months a practical year
  • 1994 Doctorate from the medical faculty of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • 2003 Habilitation and award of the Venia Legendi for the field of urology by the medical faculty of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2008 APL professorship in urology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2010 W3mL Professorship of Urology, Department of Urology, University Hospital Ulm
  • Additional designation "Drug tumour therapy", Berlin Medical Association, authorization for further training for 12 months, Reutlingen Chamber of Commerce, Baden-Würtenberg
  • Additional designation "Andrology", Berlin Chamber of Physicians, authorization for further education for 18 months, Reutlingen Chamber of Commerce, Baden-Würtenberg
  • "Specialist Urology", authorization for further education for 5 years
  • Additional designation "Special urological surgery", Berlin Medical Association
  • GCP qualification for the implementation of drug tests
  • DEGUM trainer (German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine eV) for the field of urology
  • Expertise in radiation protection for the application areas of emergency diagnostics in the field of Surgery and X-ray diagnostics of the entire urinary tract
  • European Certificate in Andrology


  • 2001 Recognition as a specialist in urology, Berlin Chamber of Physicians
  • 2003-2004   Senior Physician Urological Clinic and Polyclinic, Benjamin Franklin University Hospital of the Free University of Berlin
  • 2004-2007   Senior consultant in the urological clinic and university outpatient clinic, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
  • 2007 Deputy Clinic Director Urological Clinic and Polyclinic Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 3/2010 W3ml professorship for urology, University Hospital Ulm
  • 11/2014 Chief Physician for Urology, Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of 335 research papers
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