Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology (26425)
Specialized in: obstetrics, gynecology, mammology
About the department
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology at the Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The competence of the department covers the diagnostics and treatment of general gynecological diseases, oncopathologies of the female genital organs, benign changes in the breast, breast cancer, as well as the integrated management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. The diagnostics takes place in modern rooms fitted out with advanced equipment. If surgical treatment is necessary, the doctors use sparing surgical techniques that contribute to the speedy recovery of patients. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Markus Ammann.
The specialists in general gynecology admit outpatients with such complaints as urinary incontinence, pain and discomfort in the mammary glands, chronic pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, disorders of the ovarian and menstrual cycle, changes in the female body during menopause, etc.
A special place in clinical practice is given to the diagnostics and treatment of malignant neoplasms of the female genitals. The doctors of the department have excellent qualifications in the treatment of breast, ovarian, uterine and cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. They also treat benign neoplasms, such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, benign uterine and vulvar tumors. To fight against oncopathologies, the department’s medical team uses the most effective treatment regimens, including tumor resection, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, laser therapy and other therapeutic options.
In the field of mammology, the department conducts a special screening program for the prevention and timely detection of breast cancer. To provide the comprehensive diagnostics of the breast, the doctors use the progressive mammography systems that can detect the slightest pathological changes. If mammography is not enough to establish a diagnosis, an additional MRI scan, biopsy, and other studies can be performed. When the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed, each patient receives an individual treatment regimen, which is developed with the participation of all the necessary experts. In most cases, the department’s doctors manage to get rid of the pathology with the help of organ-preserving operations, which helps preserve the woman’s own breasts. If the stage of the disease requires radical breast resection, then the patient will undergo subsequent breast plastic surgery using implants or autologous tissues.
The therapeutic offer is complemented by the full range of services in obstetrics. Over 1,100 babies are born in the department annually. The basis of medical care is a personalized approach to each patient. The department has excellent equipment for reliable monitoring of pregnancy at all its stages, comfortable and cozy maternity rooms, special rooms for caring for babies in case of complications of childbirth or congenital pathologies. If desired, childbirth takes place with analgesia using various techniques. The experienced obstetricians and specially trained nursing staff take care of the future mothers, so the health of a woman and her child is in the safe hands of true professionals in their specialization.
The department’s therapeutic range of services includes:
- General gynecology
- Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological bleeding
- Diagnostics and treatment of chronic pain in the lower abdominal
- Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence
- Diagnostics and treatment of uterine fibroids
- Diagnostics and treatment of ovarian cysts
- Diagnostics and treatment of disorders of the ovarian and menstrual cycle
- Diagnostics and treatment of menopausal symptoms
- Diagnostics and treatment of benign breast diseases
- Gynecologic oncology
- Diagnostics and treatment of uterine cancer
- Diagnostics and treatment of cervical cancer
- Diagnostics and treatment of ovarian cancer
- Diagnoticis and treatment of vaginal cancer
- Diagnostics and treatment of vulvar cancer
- Surgical treatment (in most cases, hysterectomy)
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Laser therapy for the treatment of labial or vaginal malignancies
- Mammology (diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer)
- Organ-preserving surgery
- Breast reconstruction after its removal in oncopathology
- Breast augmentation and reduction
- Antihormonal therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Psycho-oncological care
- Integrated management of pregnancy
- Postpartum care for both mother and baby
- Other medical services
Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG
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