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Bogenhausen – Munich Municipal Hospital

Bogenhausen Hospital is one Munich’s largest public hospitals. The hospital is located in Bogenhausen, a centrally situated quarter of Munich.  Among the other 4 public hospitals it belongs to the Munich Municipal Hospital Group, the largest comprehensive care provider in Southern Germany.

To get an idea about its facilities, here are some facts about Bogenhausen Hospital:

• the hospital has 951 beds and 55 day hospital places
• 6 intensive care units with 56 beds and 15 operating theaters
• Stroke Unit
• Skin burns center
• more than 39,000 yearly treated cases with 1500 foreign patients

Spesialization: The Bogenhausen Hospital focuses on treatment of the heart / circulatory diseases, respiratory and lungs, digestive organs, musculoskeletal system, metabolism and diseases of the nervous system. Cancer patients are treated in certified oncological center with the specialized centers for colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer.

Neurological Department

SPECIAL FIELDS Neurooncology with stereotaxis, neuronavigation, intraoperative imaging and nerve function monitoring, neurovascular surgery with endovascular therapy, spinal surgery (tumor, intervertebral disc, stenosis), hydrocephalus therapy, neurosurgical pain therapy, intracerebral coiling, minimal invasive endoscopic neurosurgery, neurosurgical intensive care with multimodal monitoring and therapy.

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto Lumenta – Head of Department

Prof. Dr. med. Christianto Lumenta is Head of the Department for Neurosurgery in Bogenhausen Hospital. His medical and scientific focus is on monitoring of brain function, spinal cord function and nerve function during surgical intervention, where clinical examination is not possible because of general anesthesia. Here Prof. Lumenta developed various techniques for maintaining functionality in neurosurgery of tumors and vascular diseases of the brain, the spinal cord and the spinal column. In microsurgical and/or endoscopic technique these diseases are treated in surgical procedure with monitoring of vital functions and with application of computer technology with the aid of a navigation system. With the tool of intraoperative imaging by means of ultrasound -and/or fluorescence technique the success of the treatment is documented by imaging in the course of surgery.

A similar technique by means of intraoperative computer-aided tomography with a 3-D-Scanner as well as a robot allows high precision performance when placing implants in corrective or reconstructive surgery of the spinal column. The neurosurgery department in Bogenhausen is certified for neurosurgical pain therapy by the German Society for Neurosurgery.

Prof. Lumenta was the Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Düsseldorf earlier in his career and, based on this expert experience, covers the complete spectrum of Pediatric Neurosurgery in Schwabing Hospital. The Schwabing Hospital has specialized Neurocentre, where all neurological conditions from diagnostics to acute therapy and rehabilitation are treated. In interdisciplinary cooperation those two, Bogenhausen Hospital and Schwabing Hospital cover the whole spectrum of neurosurgical diseases.

  Urology Department


Special uro-oncological surgery, reconstruction of urinary tract and bladder, bladder substitution techniques, special surgery of urinary tract, fistula surgery, implantation of sphincter and penis prostheses, brachytherapy of prostate carcinoma, holmium laser lithotripsy, transuretheral prostate resection with state-of-the-art Revolix-laser-technology.

The Department for Urology at Bogenhausen Hospital specializes in diagnostic and therapy of the whole range of urological tumors including organ-saving surgical techniques in cases of kidney tumor as well as reconstructive surgical therapy and surgical stone therapy. The department offers all guideline compliant therapies for localized prostate cancer (surgery, external radiotherapy and brachytherapy) as one of the very few centers in Germany and has in valuable long-term expertise in this field.

Kidney Stone Center Munich

Since the year 2010 the Department for Urology hosts the Kidney Stone Center Munich and offers complete diagnostic and therapy in an interdisciplinary network for patients with urinary stones. The clinic offers all state-of-the-art options for treatment of urinary stones in all locations, i.e. kidneys, urinary tract and urinary bladder of every level of severity. The Center treats more than 900 patients per year with urinary stones. For urinary stone analysis they provide a modern FT-infrared spectrometer and we have an individual indication consultation to advise the patients accordingly before any surgical intervention.

Dr. med. Volker Beer -Head of Department

Dr. med. Volker Beer is the Head of the Department for Urology in Bogenhausen Hospital since 2009. Here he started his career as a surgeon in 1984, he was assistant physician, then senior physician. He did part of his training in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at Kenneth Norris Cancer Center USC/Los Angeles. His special focus lies on urological surgery for tumor therapy, especially in cases of cancer in kidney, prostate- and testicles, as well as endoscopic therapy of cancer of the urinary bladder, benign prostate enlargement and urinary stones.

If you wish a treatment of your  health condition at Bogenhausen Hospital please contact us to get a customized cost estimate.


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