Breast cancer diagnosis (program ID: 228329)

Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

location_on Cologne, Germany
8.9/10 from 32 Votes
Specialized hospital
Werner Neuhaus

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Werner Neuhaus

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Werner Neuhaus specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant gynecological diseases in female patients. The range of medical services covers all areas of conservative and surgical gynecology. If surgery is necessary, many interventions can be performed on an outpatient basis. A key focus is on minimally invasive treatments. In case of malignancies the treatment program is discussed within the framework of the interdisciplinary cancer consultations at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide. 

Obstetrics makes up another focus of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Cologne-Holweide. There are annually born about 2,000 babies, including also a large number of premature and high risk deliveries. Thus, the maternity room works round-the-clock and there are always at least two doctors and two midwives. The aim of the maternity ward is to make a child's birth as natural as possible. The Perinatal Center of the Department specializes in care of premature babies and women with high-risk pregnancies. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics!

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide include:

  • Diseases of the reproductive system
    Benign and malignant changes in the uterus, ovaries or genital area
  • Genital prolapses 
    In cooperation with the Continence Center of Rhine
  • Obstetrics

The range of medical services of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide includes the following gynecological clinical pictures:

  • Myomas 
    Depending on the localization and size of myomas, there may be efficient such techniques as hysteroscopic resection of myoma, laparoscopic myomectomy or a small abdominal wall incision.
  • Problems with the bladder and genital prolapse 
    Genital prolapse is diagnosed and treated at the Pelvic Floor Center in collaboration with urologists and surgeons. The conservative therapy is a priority in this field.
  • Bladder weakness 
    Vaginal bandages (TVT or TVT-O / TOT) ensure a successful treatment of bladder weakness at physical activities. The pelvic floor descent is repaired. 
  • Endometriosis 
    In case of surgery, it is reasonable to use a total sanitation, which can be performed either by a laparoscopic method or by the bowels involvement in the multidisciplinary cooperation with the Department of Surgery.
  • Cervical cancer 
    Cervical cancer can be prevented by a regular screening or detection at an early stage. The stage of the disease determines the treatment.
  • Uterine cancer (endometrial cancer) 
    The decisive step on the way to recovery is the removal of the uterus and ovaries. The laparoscopic techniques enable the most sparing surgery.
  • Ovarian cancer 
    Ovarian cancer usually requires a multidisciplinary treatment. The main focus is on the surgical treatment, which requires a top-class competence. 
  • Vulvar cancer 
    Due to the individual surgical techniques and imaging of the sentinel lymph node (sentinel lymph node technique), the side effects of the surgery can be greatly improved.
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • tumor markers (CEA, CA 15-3, CYFRA 21-1, NSE)
  • mammology examination:
    • breasts ultrasound
    • mammography
  • ultrasound of pelvic organs and abdomen
  • MRI of the breasts (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 1200€)
  • FNA biopsy with histological study (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2000€)
  • HER2 status
  • breast cancer index (BCI)
  • estrogen and progesteron receptors analysis (ER, PR)
  • Oncotype DX test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 4000 €)
  • Mammaprint test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 3000 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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