Photodynamic diagnostics (PDD)

Educator / speaker:

The urology department at the Hamburg-Barmbek Asklepios Hospital is well established in northern Germany and specializes in areas including the diagnosis and treatment of bladder tumors. Professor Andreas Gross is Chief Physician in the urology department and has many years of experience in this field. In addition to being a member of numerous national and international learned medical societies, he is also widely published. Professor Gross employs state-of-the-art equipment such as photodynamic diagnostics (PDD) with Hexvix© in the diagnosis and transurethral resection of bladder carcinomas. His expertise and the large number of procedures he has performed set him apart as a renowned expert.


Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Gross
Chief Physician
Tel.: +49 40 18 18-82 98 21

Program in Hamburg

Day 1 – "Get together":

Restaurant to be announced

5:30 p.m. Welcome
5:45 p.m. Introduction

  • Presentation of patients for bladder tumor resection using PDD
  • Background information on resection techniques and imaging methods

6:45 p.m. Discussion
7:00 p.m. Dinner together

Day 2 – "Live surgeries":

Asklepios Hospital, Hamburg-Barmbek

7:30 a.m. Travel to hospital together

  • Depart from hotel

8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:15 a.m. Use of equipment

  • Presentation of instruments
  • Presentation of devices

9:15 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Using Hexvix©

  • Preparing the Hexvix© solution
  • Administering the Hexvix© solution

10:45 a.m. Live procedure I*

  • Bladder tumor resection using PDD

12:15 p.m. Lunch
13:00 p.m. Live procedure II*

  • Bladder tumor resection using PDD

2:30 p.m. Discussion
3:00 p.m. End of session
Individual departure

*At changeover times, it may be possible to participate in additional procedures


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Asklepios Hospitals Hamburg GmbH
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Rübenkamp 220
22307 Hamburg, Germany 



Holiday Inn Hamburg - City Nord
Kapstadtring 2a
22297 Hamburg, Germany 

Tel.: +49 40 99999-0


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