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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

location_on Krefeld, Germany
9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics (381396)

Michael Friedrich

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Friedrich

Specialized in: gynecology, mammology, obstetrics

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 an 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:

Gynecology

  • 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

Mammology

  • 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

Obstetrics

  • 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

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