Urology and Uro Oncology

Urology and Uro Oncology

The Department of Urology and Uro Oncology treats diseases of the urinary tract and male genital organs.

Around 3,000 operations are performed each year. These are diseases of the kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra, as well as the pathological conditions of the prostate, testicles, and penis.

We can use da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system to perform extremely precise and gentle surgery for the treatment of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. Learn more about the high-tech operating system here

Diseases

  • Prostate diseases
  • Urinary bladder cancer
  • Kidney
  • Urinary stones
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Testicular tumors
  • Diseases of the urethra
  • Diseases of the external genitals

Surgical methods

  • Minimal invasive surgery (MIS)
  • da Vinci (For more information, please click here)
  • Open surgery

 

Dr. Henrik Zecha, M.D.

Head Physician, Clinic of Urology & Uro Oncology

Dr. Henrik Zecha, M.D.

Vita

  • Dr. Henrik Zecha has been Head Physician, Clinic of Urology and Urological Oncology since 2017. 

    He is a leading surgeon and expert in open, laparoscopic and daVinci® robotic surgery of the prostate, kidneys and bladder. Some of his specialties are the robot-assisted surgery of  kidney-sparing procedures, the nerve-sparing prostatectomy and the nerve-sparing and completely in-body urinary bladder removal and reconstruction up to the neobladder.  As an international training center  for minimally invasive urology, his colleagues are trained in efficiency, communication and surgical  techniques in Germany and abroad.

  • born in Halle (Saale), married, three children

  • Head Physician, Clinic of Urology and Urological Oncology, Albertinen Hospital

  • Leadership program (leadership seminar and coaching, 18 months)

  • Chief Senior Physician, Deputy Medical Director, Department of Urology and Urological Oncology, Klinikum Stuttgart

  • Senior Physician, Clinic for Urology and Pediatric Urology, St. Antonius Gronau

  • Dissertation on "High incidence of independent second malignancies after non-muscle invasive bladder cancer" under the supervision of Prof. Tulio Sulser, University Hospital of Zurich

  • Senior Physician, Clinic of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Klinikum Magdeburg

  • Senior Physician, Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Martha Maria Halle Dölau Hospital

  • Assistant Physician/Specialist, Urology Clinic, Dresden-Friedrichstadt Hospital

  • Assistant Physician training: 2 years general and visceral surgery, 4 years urology

  • Basic Examination in Surgery

  • Apprenticeship as Urology Assistant in Switzerland

  • Internship: Clinic of Urology and Pediatric Urology, Visceral Surgery and Traumatology, Martha Maria Halle Dölau / Internal Medicine, Neurology, Valens Clinic, Switzerland

  • Medical studies at Martin Luther University, Halle/Wittenberg

  • Civil service at the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Halle

  • Abitur (high school) diploma

Focus

  • Special professional qualifications

    • 2015 Leadership coaching 
    • 2012 Leadership coaching 
    • 2010 da Vinci technology console surgeon
    • 2010 Interventional Radiology  
    • 2009 Basic course for clinical investigators (Good Clinical Practice – GCP)
    • 2005 Rescue medicine  
    • 2004 DEGUM Sonography
  • Memberships

    • German Society for Urology (DGK) 
    • German Society of Residents in Urology (GeSRU) 
    • German Society of Residents in Urology (GeSRUacademics) 
    • European Association of Urology (EAU) 
    • European Society of Residents in Urology (GeSRU)  
    • Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) International  
    • Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) 
    • LiScha Himalaya e.V.
    • Doctors for Tansia  
    • DFM  
    • Rotary Club Stuttgart Wine Trails
  • Selected publications

    • Zecha H, Schmid HP, Tschopp A, Sulser T, Engeler DS.: High incidence of independent second malignancies after non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2011 Sep;45(4):245-50. doi: 10.3109/00365599.2011.562234. Epub 2011 Mar 28.
    • Zecha H., Blaut S., Nikolov N., Steinbach F.: Urinphlegmone und Abszessformationen in den Adduktorenlogen der unteren Extremitäten – eine seltene Komplikation nach TUR-P UroForum 2010, 1208-1211
    • Blaut S, Zecha H, Schneider M, Druschel S, Werner M, Lohmann J, Steinbach F.: Foreign body in proximal ureter after selective embolisation of a renal artery. Urologe A. 2008 Dec; 47(12):1607-10. doi: 10.1007/s00120-008-1886-z. German. 
    • Blaut S., Zecha H., Schneider M., Druschel S., Werner M., Lohmann J., Steinbach F.: Fremdkörpermaterial im proximalen Ureter nach selektiver Nierenarterien-Embolisation, Urologe 47, 2008, 1607-1610 
    • Engeler D., Zecha H., Schmid H.-P.: MP-19.04: High incidence of independent non-urothelial tumours in the follow up of superficial bladder cancer, UROLOGY,Volume 70, Issue3, Pages145-145 
    • Engeler D., Zecha H., Schmid H.-P.: CASE-CONTROL STUDY OF INDEPENDENT METACHRONOUS MALIGNANCIES IN NON-MUSCLE INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER PATIENTS, EUROPEAN UROLOGY SUPPLEMENTS, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 180-180 D. 
    • Zecha H., Engeler D., Schmid H.-P.: Case- Control Study of independent metachronous malignancies in non- muscle invasive bladder cancer patients: European Annual Congress Milano 26.03. - 29.03.2008
    • Zecha H, Schuster F, Blaut S, Steinbach F: Die flexible URS-Steintherapie weiterhin im Wandel? Deutscher Urologenkongress Stuttgart 24.09.- 27.09.2008
    • Zecha H., Blaut S., Schneider M., Rödel S., Steinbach F.: Urinphlegmone und Abszessformationen in den Adduktorenlogen der unteren Extremitäten – eine seltene Komplikation nach TUR-P- Der besondere Fall, Norddeutscher Urologenkongress, Braunschweig 14.- 16.05.2009
    • Zecha H., Schuster F., Steinbach F: Die flexible URS- Steintherapie weiterhin im Wandel, Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der Sächsischen Gesellschaft für Urologie, der Südostdeutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie und der Vereinigung der Mitteldeutschen Urologen, Chemnitz, 08.05.2009