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Breast cancer diagnosis (program ID: 228351)

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 70 Votes
Specialized hospital
Christine Brambs

Head Physician
PD Dr. med.

Christine Brambs

Specialized in: gynecology, mammalogy, obstetrics, perinatal medicine

According to the Focus magazine of 2017, the Department of Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was included in the rating of the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment!

As the center of advanced medicine, the department offers the full range of services in these fields, providing patients with optimal treatment based on the latest scientific achievements and innovative technologies. The scope of the department's tasks includes the diagnosis and treatment of all gynecological diseases, breast pathologies, as well as the management of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care for the mother and baby, elimination of fertility problems. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Christine Brambs.

The department has state-of-the-art equipment for invasive and non-invasive diagnostics, three operating rooms equipped with the latest technology, especially in the field of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as special devices for microsurgery and fetal surgery. A competent medical team, consisting of 18 senior physicians, 25 assistant physicians and medical specialists, obstetricians and specially trained nursing staff, annually provides its services to 5,000 inpatients and 14,000 outpatients.

In addition, the department is equipped with four birth rooms, in which about 2,000 babies are born every year. Each room has a special atmosphere created with the help of specially controlled lighting, music and aromas. Pregnant women can choose the position for delivery themselves, including water birth. The department has a team of nurses, obstetricians and at least one senior physician and two assistant physicians working round the clock. In the immediate vicinity of the delivery rooms is the ultramodern operating room, in which all necessary obstetric operations are performed, including fetal surgery. The Intensive Care Unit for premature babies is also nearby, so doctors are able to provide patients with comprehensive medical care of the highest quality.

The service range of the department includes:

Mammology

  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer: ultrasound, mammography, biopsy with the use of minimally invasive techniques
  • Second opinion in the diagnosis of breast cancer, cancer of the female genitalia
  • Genetic counseling and diagnosis for the detection of cancer risk
  • Plastic reconstructive surgery after operations to treat breast cancer
  • Other services

Gynecology

  • Gynecologic endocrinology
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Osteoporosis
    • Irregular menstruation
    • Contraception
    • Eating disorders
    • Other conditions and techniques
  • Treatment of breast cancer and other cancers of the female genital organs, for example, ovarian cancer, uterine and cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal tumors
  • Surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers
  • Drug therapy for oncological diseases
    • Chemotherapy
    • Endocrine therapy
    • Antibody therapy
    • Other types of therapy
  • Monitoring of patients with cancer or suspected cancer
  • Surgical gynecology (also minimally invasive interventions)
  • Urogynecology (diagnosis, medication and surgical treatment)
  • Treatment of patients with emergency clinical conditions due to repeated bleeding, bleeding disorders, septic complications, etc.

Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine

  • Management of high-risk pregnancy and care for premature babies (within the interdisciplinary Mother and Child Center)
  • Prenatal diagnostics
    • High-resolution ultrasound imaging
    • Doppler scanning
    • Chorionic villus sampling
    • Amniocentesis
      Umbilical cord puncture
    • Biochemical tests
    • Other diagnostic methods
  • Fetal surgery (one of the few medical institutions in Germany specializing in this kind of surgery)
  • Pain management during childbirth
    • Homeopathy
    • Acupuncture
    • Intravenous administration of analgesics
    • Regional anesthesia (for example, epidural, spinal or pudendal anesthesia)
    • Other methods of pain management
  • Caesarean section (according to the sparing Misgav Ladach method)
  • Obstetric turn
  • Premature childbirth prevention (surgical and non-surgical methods)
  • Other medical services
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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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