Vivantes Prostate Center at the Hospital Am Urban in Berlin

Vivantes Prostate Center at the Hospital Am Urban
Dr Stefan Hinz and Dr Ahmed Magheli
Specialists for Prostate Cancer
Berlin, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Oncological urological surgery with focus on robot-assisted (DaVinci) surgery
  • Prostate cancer therapy (prostate carcinoma): Open (retropubic) prostatectomy, minimally invasive nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (robot-assisted with DaVinci surgical robot), focal prostate cancer therapy (TOOKAD), drug-free prostate cancer therapy, brachytherapy
  • Bladder cancer (bladder carcinoma): Minimally invasive nerve-sparing radical cystectomy with creation of ileum neobladder (robot-assisted with DaVinci surgical robot)
  • Renal cancer (renal carcinoma): Minimally invasive partial kidney resection with preservation of kidneys with sole tumour removal (robot-assisted with DaVinci surgical robot)
  • Erectile dysfunction: Creation of all available models of penile prostheses

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Sterile, accurate MRI ultrasound fusion biopsy of the prostate via skin instead of rectum without infection risk and anaesthesia
  • Computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (CT, MRT, for the fine imaging of organs and possible changes)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET, PSMA-PET-CT, to differentiate between benign and malignant tissue)
  • Fine needle biopsy (CT-controlled)
  • Bone scintigraphy (whole body skeletal scintigraphy, to exclude bone metastases)
  • Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI)

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Comprehensive uro-oncology (prostate carcinoma, bladder carcinoma, renal carcinoma)
  • Conservative and operative therapy of benign enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic syndrome, transurethral resection, monopolar/bipolar, holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP))
  • Operative urology, mostly robot-assisted
  • Drug-based tumour therapy, interdisciplinary tumour therapy (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy) for metastasised urological tumour diseases
  • Incontinence surgery
  • Stone therapy
  • Drug therapy for erectile dysfunction
  • Implantation of penile prostheses

About The Vivantes Prostate Center at the Hospital Am Urban: Berlin Prostate Specialists

The Berlin Vivantes Prostate Center is one of the largest prostate centers in Germany. The highly qualified team of Dr Stefan Hinz and Dr Ahmed Magheli at the Vivantes Hospital ‘Am Urban’ specializes in the treatment of urological tumours with a special focus on prostate cancer.

Above all, the urological team’s many years of experience coupled with latest medical technology are crucial for excellent patient care at the Berlin Urological Hospital Am Urban.

Urological Clinic Berlin: Specialists in Uro-Oncology

The focus of the urological clinic Am Urban is placed on diagnosis and therapy of urological tumour diseases. Latest diagnostic procedures and mostly robot-assisted operations or complex reconstructive procedures are performed in a minimally invasive manner.

Each year, the urological clinic of the Vivantes Hospital Am Urban treats about 4500 inpatient cases.

The Prostate Center Am Urban ranks among the top three in Berlin-Brandenburg. It also ranks number 1 for prostate cancer and is recommended by FOCUS and the Tagesspiegel. In addition to highest qualification in the field of operative and conservative urology, the Hospital Am Urban offers holistic care to patients in a human and personal fashion.

Prostate carcinoma is the most common tumour disease in men. Because benign and malignant changes of the prostate gland can be treated well when detected early, do not hesitate to contact our specialists promptly if you have any symptoms. The specialists at the urology department of the Hospital Am Urban offers diagnostic procedures at the highest level including a variety of therapy approaches.

Dr Stefan Hinz, Dr Ahmed Magheli, and the team of experienced physicians and well-trained nursing staff are always available to answer any questions or concerns. Psycho-oncological care is also available at the clinic if required. Together with the patients and, if desired, their relatives, the team develops individual treatment concepts based on many years of experience, latest medical technology, current research, and applicable guidelines.

Functional Alternative to Classic Prostate Biopsy Offers Maximum Precision without Pain, Risk of Infection, or Anaesthesia

At the Prostate Center, modern MRI ultrasound fusion biopsy procedures are applied for particularly precise and gentle removal of tissue samples of the prostate area. Dr Karsten Günzel has a high level of expertise and experience in the field of MRI ultrasound fusion biopsy. First, the prostate is examined by MRI for suspicious lesions. If prostate cancer is suspected, the MRI images are digitally projected on the ultrasound image, and a precise biopsy of the suspicious tissue is performed. The gentle procedure allows even small carcinomas to be diagnosed accurately.

As a special innovation, we offer prostate biopsy through the skin instead of the rectum. This is done under local anaesthesia (i.e. without general anaesthesia) and is absolutely painless. This particularly gentle procedure no longer requires antibiotics ahead of the procedure because the rectum remains unaffected.

Robot-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery

If possible, experts perform minimally invasive prostatectomies using the DaVinci technique. The use of the surgical robot offers possibilities to remove tumour tissue and suspicious lymph nodes with utmost precision. Particular care is taken to protect the potency nerves and the sphincter muscle in order to preserve all functions and thus quality of life of male patients. Having performed well over 1000 DaVinci surgeries, Dr Magheli and Dr Hinz have great expertise and many years of experience in this field. They train colleagues throughout Europe who are willing to learn this surgical technique.

In addition, focal therapy procedures are performed at the Hospital Am Urban with excellent results. These include brachytherapy, a local form of radiotherapy as well as focal photodynamic prostate cancer therapy (TOOKAD). These procedures are particularly suitable for lower-risk carcinomas. In close interdisciplinary cooperation with radiology, oncology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, and pathology, a suitable individual treatment concept is developed for each patient.

Specialists for Urology in Berlin

In addition to malignant urological tumours, Dr Hinz, Dr Magheli and their team cover the entire urological field of diagnostics and therapy at the Hospital Am Urban. For example, patients with benign enlarged prostate are helped by transurethral resection or laser enucleation of the prostate. Our specialists are also well versed in changes and disease patterns of kidney stones, incontinence, or micturition disturbances.

Center for Incontinence Surgery and Reconstructive Urology

Also in the field of reconstructive urology and gender-adaptive operations, the urology department Am Urban offers a specialised and qualified contact person with a special department, which is headed by the head physician Dr Pottek.

More information is available at the Hospital Am Urban Urology Department’s website as well as at the Vivantes Prostate Center's web page.

Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr Stefan Hinz

Since 2016 Director of the Department of Urology at the Vivantes Hospital Am Urban, Berlin, Germany
2014–2016 Head of the Interdisciplinary Prostate Cancer Center (IPZ) Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany
2010–2013 Attended Department of Urology Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany
2010 PHD Urology Charité University Medicine Berlin
Since 2009 Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)
2004–2010 Resident in Urology Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany
2003–2004 Resident in General Surgery at Marienhospital Hamburg, Germany
2002 Medical Exam, University of Hamburg, Germany


Dr Ahmed Magheli

Since 2016 Director of the Department of Urology at the Vivantes Hospital Am Urban, Berlin, Germany
Since 2013 Head of the section minimally-invasive und robot-assisted surgery
Vice Chair of the department
2008–2016 Department of Urology – Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany
2004–2006 Resident in Urology University Hospital of Bochum, Germany
2003–2004 Resident in General Surgery at Marienhospital Hamburg, Germany
2002 Medical Exam, University of Hamburg, Germany

Medical Team

  • PD Dr Stefan Hinz
    Chief Physician
  • Prof. Dr Ahmed Magheli
    Chief Physician
  • Dr T. Pottek
    Senior Physician
  • Wolfgang von Pokrzywnitzki
    Head Senior Physician
  • Dr Jürgen Kramer
    Managing Senior Physician
  • Dr Karsten Günzel
    Senior Physician
  • Dr Götz-Christian Melloh
    Functional Senior Physician
  • Sören Glase
    Head of Endoscopy
  • Dr Johannes Böttge
  • Dr Jakob Schlegel
  • Dr Minou Afshar Solimani


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Vivantes Prostate Center at the Hospital Am Urban
Dr Stefan Hinz and Dr Ahmed Magheli

Vivantes Hospital Am Urban
Clinic for Urology and Prostate Center
Dieffenbachstr. 1, D-10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg

T: +49 30 264 79 178
F: +49 30 130 22 6306


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