Urology & Paediatric Urology Aachen: Prof. Dr Steffens

Prof. Dr Joachim A. Steffens
Chief Physician
Specialist in Urology
Eschweiler, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancers (e.g. prostate tumours, bladder tumours, kidney tumours)
  • Benign prostate enlargement
  • Stone diseases (kidney, ureter and bladder stones)
  • Paediatric urology
  • Urethral surgery
  • Urinary incontinence (female and male)

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Urological examinations and diagnostics using the Uroskop Omnia.

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Prostate enlargement
  • Prostate cancer therapy through the certified Prostate Cancer Centre
  • Urological oncology (bladder tumours, ureter tumours, kidney tumours, adrenal gland tumours, testicular tumours, penile tumours and tumours of the posterior abdominal region)
  • Stone diseases (kidney stones, bladder and ureter stones)
  • Paediatric urology
  • Female and male urinary incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reconstructive urology 


Prof. Dr Joachim A. Steffens is specialist in urology and Chief Physician at the Clinic of Urology and Paediatric Urology at the St. Antonius Hospital in Eschweiler.

Prof. Dr Steffens and his team guarantee high quality care for their patients, thanks to a comprehensive spectrum of modern diagnostic procedures and treatment options. At the same time, it is always people at the center of his attention.

Certified Prostate Cancer Centre

One of Prof. Steffen’s and his team’s focuses is the treatment of prostate cancer. At the certified Prostate Cancer Centre, medical care is practised according to the latest scientific guidelines of the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft). Through intensive collaboration with regionally specialized physicians, optimal patient care is constantly promoted and developed.

Specialist in Operative Urological Oncology: Renal, Bladder, and Testicular Carcinomas

One of the clinic’s main focal point is the surgical treatment of various tumours of the urogenital tract. Particularly worth mentioning are modern surgical techniques that promise good therapeutic results. For example, bladder tumours are treated transurethrally in accordance with state-of-the-art standards, or, when possible, partial resections are performed for kidney tumours in order to preserve kidney function.

Focus on Paediatric Urology: Surgical Therapies Meet Modern Laser Acupuncture

On top of the concentration on tumour diagnostics and therapy, Prof. Steffen and his team pay attention to paediatric urological procedures as well in order to correct congenital obstructive uropathy or childhood malformations. In addition to conventional medical treatment methods, painless and side-effect-free laser acupuncture is increasingly used to help bed-wetting children. Laser therapy is a useful non-invasive and painless treatment method.

Urological High-Tech Device Sets New Standards for Future-Oriented Treatments: the "Uroskop Omnia"

The most modern urological operating table is equipped with latest digital X-ray technology. It is perfect for urological examinations and diagnostics as well as for all urological procedures performed with an endoscope. This includes kidney and bladder stone surgeries in addition to operations performed through the ureter.

Admission to Further Educational Training for Residency in Urology

Chief Physician Prof. Steffens has not only been head of the Clinic for Urology for the past 21 years, but also holds permission to provide an advanced sixty months lasting specialized training program in "Urology" for physicians. In addition, he offers further residency training in "Andrology", an 18 month lasting educational course. Under his leadership, knowledge and experience in the specialist field of urology is passed on to the next generation of young doctors.

You can access Prof. Steffens's website here.

Curriculum Vitae

1982 State examinations
1984 Doctorate
1989 Qualification as a medical specialist in urology
1989 Admission to the International Society of Urology (SIU)
1990 Science prize for experimental urology
1992 Habilitation in urology
1995 Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)
1996 Chief Physician of the Clinic for Urology and Paediatric Urology at the St. Antonius Hospital, Eschweiler.
1998 Appointment as extraordinary Professor
2001-2008 Member of the Presidium of the Professional Association of German Urologists (BDU), as Secretary
2004-2010 Head of the BDU working group "Leading Hospital Physicians"
2007 Head of the Eschweiler Prostate Cancer Centre, certified by the German Cancer Society
2008-2010 Vice President of the German Society of Urology (DGU)
2010-2011 President of the German Society of Urology (DGU)
2012-present Founder and board member of the Junior Academy of the Academy of German Urologists and workshop leader for certified advanced training courses.
Ranked among the top 100 best German urologists (FOCUS list).
2013 Admission to the European Board of Examiners and Examiner for the European medical specialist examinations
2013-2017 Ranked among the top 20 best certified prostate cancer centres (FOCUS list)
2013, 2014, 2017 Film awards from the German and North Rhine-Westphalian Society for Urology.
Ranked among the top 100 best German urologists (FOCUS list).

Medical Team

  • Dr Britta Reisch
    Executive Senior Physician, permanent representative of the Chief Physician, authorised to provide advanced training in drug therapy for tumours
  • Dr Oliver Deserno
    Senior Physician, Centre Coordinator for the Prostate Cancer Centre
  • Stephan Schulte
    Senior Physician


Eschweiler Central Station 1,5 km
Maastricht-Aachen Airport (NL) 50 km
Mönchengladbach Airport 50 km
Liège Airport (B) 70 km
Cologne/Bonn Airport 70 km
Düsseldorf Airport 80 km

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Prof. Dr Joachim A. Steffens
Chief Physician

St. Antonius Hospital Eschweiler
Clinic for Urology and Paediatric Urology
Dechant-Deckers-Straße 8, D-52249 Eschweiler

T: +49 2403 76 1261
F: +49 2403 76 1861
E: steffens@primomedico.com


Appointments by arrangement only.

Outpatient Clinic:
Mondays and Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Continence Consultation Hours:
Wednesdays 8:30 am – 14:30 pm

Consultation for Children and Adolescents:
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prostate Cancer Consultation:
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Private Consultation:
Mondays and Thursdays 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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