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Plastic reconstruction of the pelvic organs in Uterine prolapse (program ID: 334364)

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

Specialized hospital
Philipp-Andreas Hessler

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Philipp-Andreas Hessler

Specialized in: surgical gynecology

Department of Surgical Gynecology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • pelvic ultrasound
  • gynecological examination
  • transvaginal ultrasound
  • colposcopy
  • scraping with subsequent analysis
  • preoperative care
  • plastic surgical reconstruction of pelvic organs in order
    to fix pelvic floor organs
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations

 

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About the department

The Department of Surgical Gynecology at the Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main specializes in the surgical treatment of a wide range of gynecological diseases. A large number of operations for the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the pelvic organs are carried out in a minimally invasive way by hysteroscopic or laparoscopic method. Having more than 25 years of experience in this field of medicine, the department is one of the leading centers of minimally invasive surgery both in the land of Hesse and throughout Germany. The head of the department is Dr. med. Philipp-Andreas Hessler.

Annually more than 2500 minimally invasive interventions are conducted in the department, and in the outpatient settings - more than 1000 operations per year. Particular attention is paid to surgical treatment of uterine myomas: more than 800 organ-preserving hysteroscopic and laparoscopic interventions (enucleation of fibroids), as well as more than 600 laparoscopic operations for the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy).

The medical team of the department also performs surgical treatment of lung and severe forms of endometriosis (in collaboration with minimally invasive surgeons), tumors of female reproductive organs (uterine cancer and cervical cancer).

Diagnosis is performed by using innovative imaging methods. Thanks to the application of "keyhole surgery" patients are provided with the most gentle treatment, short period of hospitalization and rapid recovery. In addition to surgical treatment, specialists also conduct conservative treatment of gynecological pathologies. The range of services is complemented by the diagnosis of infertility, for example, using fluoroscopy, laparoscopy with chromoperbtion.

The spectrum of services of the Department of Surgical Gynecology:

  • Diagnosis and individual consultations on the whole spectrum of available modern methods of surgical treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of unfulfilled desire to have a child (malformations, bleeding, polyps and uterine fibroids)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of fallopian tubes and ovaries, painful adhesions
  • Diagnosis (urodynamic studies) and treatment of uterine and bladder dysfunction, urinary incontinence (eg, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of myomas (organ-preserving interventions by enucleation of myomas, supracervical and total hysterectomy)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all forms of endometriosis, including the one that affects the bladder or intestine (the so-called deep infiltrative endometriosis)
  • Diagnosis and (if possible) laparoscopic treatment of malignant diseases of the uterus (cancer of the uterus and cervix)

Curriculum vitae

Since 1998, Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Sachsenhausen Hospital in Frankfurt am Main. Focus of activity in endoscopic gynecologic surgery and obstetrics. Frequency of operations per year: approximately 600 laparoscopic hysterectomies, 400 to 500 laparoscopic myomectomies, laparoscopic oncological surgery, laparoscopic surgery on deep infiltrating endometriosis including bowel resection. In recent years, five to six lectures a year at major gynecological conferences on topics such as gynecological laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, complication management in laparoscopic gynecological surgery as well as quality assurance in gynecologic surgery. Participation in numerous events with live operations, supervision of internships at the hospital, participation in laparoscopic workshops.

Experience

  • 2011 - 2010 
    • November 2011: Three-week stay as gynecological surgical supervisor and support in the Kibogora hospital in southern Rwanda.
    • March 2011: Laparoscopic Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • November 2010: Laparoscopic Workshop in the Cape Verde Islands.
  • 1992 - 1998 Position as Senior Physician at the Frankfurt-Höchst Municipal Clinics under Prof. Dr. Czygan. During this time, recognition of facultative further education in Special Surgical Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 1987 - 1992 Resident, later Specialist in the Gynecology-Obstetrics department of the Horst-Schmitt Clinics in Wiesbaden under Prof. Dr. Berle in the fields of gynecological surgery and obstetrics. In 1992, successfully completed examination as a Specialist for Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 1983 - 1987 3½ years as a medical aid worker in Sakbayémé Hospital of the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon (PCC) in Cameroon, including two years as a senior doctor. Overseas service with the Development Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany. Two years experience as a senior physician at the hospital (180 beds, 2,000 surgeries per year, including support given with operating activities to outstations).
  • 1982 - 1983 Resident in Gynecology and Obstetrics department of the Northwest Hospital in Frankfurt under Prof. Dr. Karschnia.
  • 1980 - 1982 Resident in General Surgery Department of the Hanau City Hospital, under Prof. Dr. Stiller, with service in the surgical outpatient clinic, the general surgical ward and the pediatric surgical unit.

Education

  • 1980 Completion of studies in medicine with certification at the Medical Faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt.
  • 1973 Begin of medical school at the Medical Faculty of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. One academic term of leave with several journeys abroad, to India and North Africa among other destinations.
  • 1968 Attended the Goethe-Gymnasium in Frankfurt am Main through to high school diploma (Abitur). Additional qualification: International English-speaking high school diploma (Abitur) in English after returning to Germany from Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 1960 Eight years of public school (German language); also French-speaking school after family relocated to Geneva, Switzerland.

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