Hannover Medical School (MHH)

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics (229747)

Peter Hillemanns

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Hillemanns

Specialized in: adult and pediatric gynecology, mammology, obstetrics

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics at the Hannover Medical School offers the accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of all diseases of the female reproductive organs, breast, and also provides top-class obstetric services. The department specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, cancer of the female reproductive system, dysplasia, endometriosis, infertility, urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, as well as gynecological endocrinology. The department's therapeutic options include conservative methods, surgical treatment using the cutting-edge robotic systems, psychological care and methods of traditional Chinese medicine.

The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Hillemanns. According to the Focus magazine, the doctor ranks among the top specialists in the fields of his competence!

In the field of mammology, the priority is given to breast cancer treatment. This field is certified by the German Cancer Society, the German Society of Senology and DIN EN ISO 9001 quality certificate. All these certificates confirm the outstanding quality of medical care. Breast cancer treatments include organ-sparing surgeries, total breast removal and breast removal followed by reconstruction (simultaneous or delayed). The department's doctors strive to preserve the breast and remove only the tumor, however, in high risks to the patient's health, the surgeons can also perform radical resections. The surgical treatment is often supplemented by radiation therapy. A prerequisite for achieving a successful result is also regular follow-up care.

The special role in the work of the department's gynecologists is the treatment of ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. The department holds weekly tumor boards, which involve all specialized doctors and experts in the related fields, such as radiologists, radiation therapists, genetics, psychologists, etc. The purpose of such consultations is a detailed review of each clinical case and the development of optimal treatment tactics adapted to the specific clinical case. All therapeutic measures meet the requirements of the specialized groups of the German Cancer Society and the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

The main task of department's obstetricians is the provision of comprehensive management of pregnancy, safe birth and high-quality postpartum care. To monitor the course of pregnancy, the department offers all modern examinations in perinatal medicine. The childbirth takes place in well-equipped delivery rooms with the participation of an experienced team of obstetricians and nurses. Should a С-section be required, the doctors perform the procedure according to the sparing Misgav Ladach technique. The department uses various methods of pain management during childbirth, for example, relaxation baths, aromatherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, anesthetic drugs, epidural anesthesia, etc.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Mammalogy
    • Diagnostics
      • High resolution digital mammography and sonography, MRI mammography
      • Outpatient diagnostics using high speed biopsy, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy, mammography-, ultrasound-, MRI-guided puncture
      • Urgent histological diagnostics (if necessary)
      • Preoperative marking of tumors and lymph nodes
    • Surgical treatment
      • Organ-sparing breast surgery
      • Oncoplastic breast reconstruction (simultaneous and follow-up reconstruction using the patient's own tissues or implants, reconstruction using expanders)
      • Defect closure by means of local skin displacement
      • Removal of sentinel lymph nodes
      • Plastic surgery: breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, correction of congenital breast malformations
  • Gynecology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of genital cancer in women (surgical and drug treatment)
      • Ovarian cancer
      • Uterine cancer
      • Cervical cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of dysplasia
    • Diagnostics and treatment of urogynecological problems
      • Pelvic organ prolapse
      • Urinary incontinence
    • Diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological endocrine disorders and infertility
    • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological problems in girls
      • Precocious/delayed puberty
      • Menstrual irregularities
      • Menstrual irregularities after chemotherapy, radiation therapy
      • Increased body hair growth, acne
      • Polycystic ovary syndrome
      • Malformations of internal and external reproductive organs
      • Genetically determined developmental disorders (for example, Ullrich-Turner syndrome, Swyer syndrome)
      • Breast malformations
    • Gynecological surgery
      • Surgical endoscopy
      • Gynecologic cancer surgery
      • Gynecologic robotic surgery
      • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Obstetrics
    • Prenatal diagnostics
    • Childbirth (natural, C-section)
    • Bonding to strengthen the bond between mother, father and child
    • Pain management during childbirth (relaxation baths, aromatherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, epidural anesthesia, etc.)
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae


  • 1982 - 1985 Study of Human Medicine, University of Freiburg.
  • 1985 - 1986 Training at the University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 1986 - 1987 Training at the University of Freiburg.
  • 1987 - 1988 Training at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1988 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1989 American Medical Examination (ECFMG).
  • 1990 Doctoral thesis defense, Department of Molecular Biology and Electron Microscopy, Institute of Pathology at the University of Vienna.

Professional Career, Advanced Training and Specialization

  • 1988 - 1989 Main military service as Captain of the Medical Service (Bad Reichenhall).
  • 1989 - 1989 Assistant Physician, Institute of Pathology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1990 - 1991 Research Internship of the German Academic Exchange Service at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • 1992 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Grosshadern Hospital at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1994 - 1996 Research Internship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • 1998 Board certification in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 1998 Head of the Consultation on Dysplasia, Specialist in Laser and Radiation Protection, and Representative of the Commission for Medicinal Products in Gynecology.
  • 1999 Clinical Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Grosshadern Hospital at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 2001 Head of the Section of Gynecological Oncology in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as the Head of the Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory, Grosshadern Hospital, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 2001 Habilitation and Venia Legendi. Subject: "New approaches in the diagnostics and therapy of intraepithelial neoplasia of the lower genital tract".
  • 2001 Optional advanced training in Surgical Gynecology.
  • 2002 Head of the Project Team "Uterine Malignancy", Cancer Center Munich.
  • 2002 Optional advanced training in Special Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine.
  • 2003 Certificate "Gynecological cytodiagnostics" and certificate "Thin-layer cytology" of the German Society of Cytology.
  • 07.2004 Acting Head of the Department of Gynecology (03.2005 invitation to the position of W3 Professor) and Head of the Interdisciplinary Breast Center Jena, University Hospital Jena.
  • 11.2005 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics at the Hannover Medical School.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) 

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