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Department of urology

Prof. Dr. med. Inga Peters
urology, neurosurgery

About the department

The department of urology at Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main treats all diseases of the urinary and genital organs. It provides diagnostics and treatment for adults and children. Thanks to the vast clinical experience and modern medical advances, the department's specialists successfully cope with malignant tumours of the urinary tract. In addition, the German Cancer Society certified the department as a centre for prostate cancer. The medical team pays special attention to the innovative treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. For example, REZUM™ therapy uses water vapour to shrink the prostate. This method is a relatively new treatment for men with an enlarged prostate. The procedure is minimally invasive through the urethra and without an external incision. All treatment methods are modern and successfully used in the best urological clinics in the world.

The range of services includes conservative and surgical treatment of such diseases as malignant tumours of the kidneys, kidney stones, inflammatory diseases of the urological tract, as well as infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. In pediatric urology, the department doctors diagnose and treat phimosis, urinary incontinence, undescended testicle and hypospadias. Specialists try to avoid surgery or perform it minimally invasively and make the procedure as gentle as possible for the child. In addition to surgical treatment, doctors also successfully use laser technology, shock wave therapy, cryotherapy and collagen injections.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Malignant tumours of the urinary organs 
  • Kidney and ureteral stones 
  • Bladder control problems 
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Nocturia 
  • Male infertility 
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia 
  • Obstructions of the urinary ducts
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation 
  • Interstitial cystitis 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease)
  • Urine analysis
  • Intravenous pyelography (an X-ray exam of the urinary tract)
  • Cystoscopy (to look inside the bladder using a thin camera)
  • Kidney function tests (glomerular filtration rate and albumin to creatinine ratio)
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Ultrasound of the kidney 
  • Prostate sonography 
  • Renal angiography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA) 
  • Biopsy 

Treatment: 

  • Outpatient drug therapy 
  • Surgical resection of tumours 
  • Radiofrequency-induced intravesical chemotherapy 
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy 
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Laser therapy, laser ablation 
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection 
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 
  • Collagen injection 
  • Open reconstructive urethral surgery 
  • Microsurgical techniques 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2007-2010 Neurosurgery at University Hospital Bonn 
  • 2010 Doctorate degree, Hannover Medical School
  • Specialist in urological oncology

Experience

  • 2010-2022 Senior Physician of the Department of urology at Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany 
  • Head of the Prostate Carcinoma Center at Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany 
  • Head of the Urological Tumor Center at Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany 
  • Head of the PROBASE study at Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany 
  • 2022 Chief Physician of the Department of Urology, Northwest Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany 
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