Breast cancer diagnosis (program ID: 228319)

Academic Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main

location_on Frankfurt am Main, Germany
8.8/10 from 24 Votes
Specialized hospital
Jörg B. Engel

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg B. Engel

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Nordwest in Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Engel offers a wide range of medical services to treat gynecological diseases. The Department has a special competence in the treatment of gynecological cancers, especially breast cancer. There are used all classical and minimally invasive techniques, as well as various types of breast reconstruction. 

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Nordwest represents the fields of gynecology and obstetrics and has a total of 52 beds. In the field of gynecology, apart from the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, great attention is paid to reconstructive plastic surgery of the breast and genitals, the diagnosis and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapses and laparoscopic surgery. Moreover, there are offered all advanced outpatient operations, including laser therapy. 

As one of the largest Prenatal Centers in Germany, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg B. Engel provides the entire spectrum of ultrasonic diagnosis and prenatal medicine. The Hospital Nordwest in Frankfurt am Main annually has over 800 deliveries and performs over 5,000 obstetric and gynecological ultrasound examinations. The Department has state-of-the-art equipment, including color Doppler and 3D, 4D sonography. 

The main focuses of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Hospital Nordwest:

  • Prenatal care of high-risk pregnancies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of gynecological tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant breast tumors
  • Diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the female pelvic organs
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the female genital tract non-inflammatory diseases
  • Obstetric surgery
  • Cosmetic/ plastic breast surgery 
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Breast Ultrasound Center 
  • Gynecologic Sonography Center
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • tumor markers (CEA, CA 15-3, CYFRA 21-1, NSE)
  • mammology examination:
    • breasts ultrasound
    • mammography
  • ultrasound of pelvic organs and abdomen
  • MRI of the breasts (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 1200€)
  • FNA biopsy with histological study (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2000€)
  • HER2 status
  • breast cancer index (BCI)
  • estrogen and progesteron receptors analysis (ER, PR)
  • Oncotype DX test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 4000 €)
  • Mammaprint test (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 3000 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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