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Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics - HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

Krefeld, Germany
Department id # 381396
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Prof. Dr. med. Michael Friedrich
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
Specialized in: gynecology, mammology, obstetrics

About the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant gynecological diseases, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine myomas, urinary incontinence. In the field of obstetrics, comprehensive medical care is provided before, during and after pregnancy. The medical team has extensive experience and expertise in the management of high-risk pregnancies and the care of preterm neonates. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Friedrich.

In the field of gynecology, of particular interest is the treatment of malignant oncological diseases. The high quality of treatment of oncological diseases is evidenced by the certification of the department by the German Cancer Society. Here is provided a high-precision diagnostics of such women's oncological diseases as ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar cancers, etc. Each clinical case is discussed at an interdisciplinary tumor board, during which an individual treatment plan is developed. In addition to surgical treatment, there are many possibilities of drug therapy (infusion, injections, tablets), for example, chemotherapy, antibody therapy, antihormonal therapy, bisphosphonate administration, etc. The full recovery often requires a simultaneous use of several types of therapy. It should be noted that all medical measures are carried out in accordance with the high standards of professional medical societies. There is an opportunity to take part in clinical trials.

The spectrum of the department’s services in the field of gynecology is complemented by the diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis, urinary incontinence, uterine myomas. To treat all these pathologies, both conservative and surgical methods are used. The choice of therapy is determined by the individual clinical situation, patient’s general health.

In the field of mammology, precise diagnostics and complex treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the breast are offered. Since breast cancer is one of the most common pathologies among women, the specialists of the department pay great attention to this disease. The department has the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for providing mammography, ultrasound (also 3D ultrasound) and biopsy. When performing surgical treatment, preference is given to organ-preserving operations. If the disease is at a progressive stage and it is impossible to preserve breast, reconstructive surgery is performed. After surgical treatment of breast cancer, radiation therapy is mandatory. There may be additionally prescribed chemotherapy, hormone therapy and antibody therapy. Also, the medical team of the department specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the mammary glands: breast augmentation, reduction, breast lift, correction of breast defects, treatment of gynecomastia in men.

A separate focus of the department is obstetrics. Every year, more than 1,800 babies are born here. The main goal of the medical team is quality, safe medical care based on an individual approach. The department was awarded the title of the Level I Perinatal Center with a particular specialization in the field of care for premature infants.

A specialized team of doctors and nurses takes care of the health of premature babies and children who need either intensive care or emergency surgical treatment. The department uses the latest methods for taking care of premature babies and newborns.

The department has at its disposal 4 cutting-edge delivery rooms and two rooms for expectant mothers in labor. Each delivery room is equipped with a comfortable bed for childbirth. In addition, there are special baths for childbirth, maternity stools, ropes and birth mats. The design of each delivery room is made in the style of four elements of the earth: fire, earth, water and air.

The range of medical services of the department includes:


  • Oncological diseases (uterine, cervical, ovarian, vulvar cancer)
    • Surgical treatment
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Antibody therapy
    • Other treatments
  • Urinary incontinence
    • Drug therapy
    • Surgical treatment (minimally invasive interventions, surgical reconstruction of the pelvic floor, surgical correction of the uterine prolapse, etc.)
  • Endometriosis
    • Drug therapy
    • Surgical treatment (laparoscopy with subsequent tissue collection and histological examination)
    • Pain therapy
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Other treatments
  • Uterine fibroids
    • Uterine artery embolization (under local anesthesia)
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopy (sparing surgery to remove fibroids)
    • Open intervention (similar to caesarean section)
  • Other treatments


  • Conservative treatment of breast cancer
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Antibody therapy
    • Other treatments
  • Surgical treatment of breast cancer
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    • Organ-preserving operations on the mammary gland
    • Surgical interventions for breast reconstruction (using implants or patient’s own tissues)
    • Other surgical interventions
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery of the mammary glands
    • Correction surgery for benign breast diseases
    • Correction of breast defects (for example, tubular breast)
    • Breast augmentation
    • Breast reduction
    • Breast lift
    • Gynecomastia in men
  • Other treatments


  • Competent care before, during and after childbirth
  • Management of a high-risk pregnancy
  • Pain therapy during labor
    • Endogenous endorphin
    • Classical painkillers
    • Happy gas (nitrous oxide)
    • Epidural anesthesia
    • Use of warm water
    • Homeopathic medicines
    • Acupuncture
    • Aromatherapy with essential oils
  • Cesarean section
  • Childbirth in the water
  • Care for newborns (screening, hearing tests, screening for congenital heart defects, ultrasound examinations, etc.)
  • Care of premature neonates
  • Other obstetrical services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1985 - 1991 Study of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.
  • 1988 I State examination.
  • 1989 II State examination.
  • 1991 III State examination.
  • 1993 License to practice medicine.
  • 12/1991 - 07/1993 Intern at the Department of Gynecology, Diakonissenkrankenhaus Karlsruhe (Senior Physician: Prof. Dr. med. C. Grumbrecht).
  • 07/1993 - 04/1994 Assistant Physician at the St. Elisabeth-Klinik Heidelberg (Chief Physician: Dr. med. D. Schenk).
  • 09/1993 - 04/1994 Guest Physician at the Department of Radiology in the field of the gynecology, Department of Gynecological Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg (Chief Physician: Prof. Dr. med. D. von Fournier).
  • 01 May 1994 Assistant Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Homburg-Saar.
  • 12 May 1997 Acknowledgement as a Doctor for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 01 October 1999 Attending Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Homburg-Saar.
  • 01 October 1997 Head of the Department of Urogynecology.
  • 01 May 1998 Head of the Morphological and Cytological Laboratory (together with the Attending Physician PD Dr. med. D. Mink).
  • Since 01 October 2000 Attending Physician of the Department of Surgery.
  • 20 November 2000 Habilitation for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2001 Substantial participation in the organization and setting up of the Breast Centre Homburg-Saar, establishing the Mammotome and an interdisciplinary tumour conference as well as programming and organization of respective postgraduate medical education.
  • 09 February 2001 Venia Legendi (Private Lecturer) for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 01 October 2002 Head Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Tübingen.
  • 01 March 2003 Head Consultant at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 09 September 2003 3rd place of the ranking list for the call for C3 professorship.
  • Since March 2003 Member of the Drug Commission and DRG-Delegate at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Lübeck.
  • March - April 2004  Temporary Position as Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AK Segeberger Kliniken GmbH.
  • 19 October 2004 Habilitation for Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 05 July 2005 Extraordinary Professorship for Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Lübeck.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Ultrasound (DEGUM).
  • Society of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, Section of the DGGG.
  • Membership of the International Academy of Cytology (MIAC).
  • European Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (EAGO).
  • German Society of Cancer (DKG).
  • European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO).
  • German Society of Mastology (DGS).
  • International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS).
  • German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (DGGG).
  • Membership of the Section of Gynaecologic Oncology (AGO).
  • European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).
  • American Society of Oncology (ASCO).
  • European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA).
  • Society of Reconstructive Surgery in Gynecology (AWO-Gyn).
  • German Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (AGE).
  • European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE).
  • International Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ISGE).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Krefeld