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Uterine Fibroids (myoma Uteri) — Uterine Artery Embolization: treatment in the Best Hospitals of Germany

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine

As the center of advanced medicine, the Department of Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine 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.

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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system, breast pathologies. Also, the specialists of the department provide a comprehensive management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care for both mother and child. Key attention is paid to the treatment of female genital cancers, as well as breast cancer treatment. For this purpose, the department has all the modern therapeutic techniques, as well as its our own innovative developments by the department doctors.

Leverkusen Clinic

10/10
location_onGermany, Leverkusen

Department of Gynecology, Urogynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

The Department of Gynecology, Urogynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the full range of high quality diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the mammary glands, internal and external genitalia. The department's specialists are distinguished by their special competence in the treatment of oncological diseases of the female genital organs and breast cancer. The department has high-tech operating rooms for sparing surgical treatment, namely laparoscopic interventions and da Vinci robot-assisted surgery. The department is a Level I Perinatal Center, so it provides an integrated management of pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancies and multiple pregnancies, as well as a safe delivery and a postpartum care. The department delivers more than 1,800 babies every year.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology offers the full range of services in these fields and specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of general gynecological diseases, oncological diseases of the female reproductive system, breast, endometrial pathologies and urinary incontinence. In the clinical practice, only proven accurate diagnostic methods and effective therapeutic measures are used. In addition, the department is the Level I Perinatal Center, in which about 3,000 babies are born annually.

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of surgical and conservative treatment of the pathologies of the female reproductive system, breast, as well as first-class obstetric services, including pregnancy management and postnatal care for both mother and child. The excellent technical equipment of the department, highly qualified medical personnel and the availability of advanced treatments ensure optimal, tailored treatment at the highest level.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in the provision of obstetric services and breast cancer treatment! The department offers all diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients of all ages with diseases of the female reproductive system, mammary gland, as well as provides the comprehensive pregnancy management, childbirth and postpartum care in accordance with the highest standards of modern obstetrics. One of the priority focuses of the department’s work is the treatment of oncopathology in women. All specialists have excellent qualifications and tremendous experience, and therefore they achieve successful results even in extremely difficult clinical cases.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology ranks among the top German medical facilities in the fields of its specialization! The department offers all options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs and breast. Of particular interest is the treatment of cancers of the female reproductive organs and breast (certification of the German Cancer Society). In addition, the department's doctors have exceptional competence in the treatment of gynecological problems in children of all age groups, including surgical correction of congenital malformations of the reproductive organs. The department is proud of its outstanding treatment results achieved thanks to the professional skills of doctors and excellent technical base.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology ranks among the top departments in Germany specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female genital organs, as well as provides first-class obstetric services, prenatal diagnostics and comprehensive management of pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancy. As part of the National Cancer Center (NCT), the department ensures an individualized, interdisciplinary treatment of female oncopathology. All the therapeutic measures carried out by the doctors of the department meet the highest international standards. 

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology

According to the Focus magazine rating, the Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology ranks among the top German clinics specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system, urinary system, hormonal disorders, problems with conceiving a child, and first-class obstetric services. In addition, the department provides comprehensive consultations, diagnostics and treatment of puberty disorders and problems of the gynecological spectrum in girls and young girls.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in breast cancer treatment and provision of obstetric services! The department provides all modern medical services in the fields of its specialization. The gynecologists treat both general and oncological diseases of the female reproductive sphere. Should surgical treatment be required, minimally invasive techniques will be used. The department's mammologists specialize in the treatment of breast cancer using all the classic and innovative therapeutic options. The department is also the Level I Perinatal Center, in which the patient receives the highest quality pregnancy management, comfortable childbirth and postpartum care.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the diagnostics and treatment of all gynecological diseases. The department specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and cancer of the female reproductive organs. All traditional and modern conservative and surgical methods are used for this purpose. The department also provides reliable and individual obstetric services at the Center for Mother and Child and offers all methods of prenatal diagnostics.

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in its areas of specialization and is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany. Of particular interest is the treatment of oncopathology of the female reproductive system, including breast cancer, first-class obstetric care and comprehensive pregnancy management, gynecologic endocrinology and reproductive medicine. A highly competent team of doctors, who has tremendous experience and keeps abreast of the cutting-edge medical innovations, cares about the health of patients.

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Gynecology and Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of accurate diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system, breast. The department’s state-of-art infrastructure, advanced diagnostic equipment and the highest professionalism of doctors allow for the achievement of excellent treatment results.

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Gynecology and Mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in its areas of specialization. Due to its successful clinical activities, the department has the status of a supraregional Competence Center for Surgical and Conservative Gynecologic Oncology, as well as of the leading Breast Cancer Center. All therapeutic measures meet the modern standards of both national and international specialized societies.

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology

According to the Focus magazine rating, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in these medical fields. In the field of gynecology, it provides the diagnostics and treatment of all pathologies of the female reproductive system, including the gynecological problems in girls aged from 0 to 18 years. The department's obstetricians provide quality care for expectant mothers before, during and after pregnancy. The department's scope of activities also includes the management of high-risk pregnancies. The key focus of clinical activities is the treatment of oncological diseases of the female genital organs, including breast cancer.

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all gynecologic diseases in women and girls. The specialization includes surgical gynecology and gynecologic oncology, obstetrics and perinatal medicine, gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine. A special focus is made on the treatment of malignant tumors of the female reproductive organs, which is carried out within the Comprehensive Cancer Center Muenster. All the very latest and most effective treatment methods are available here.

Uterine fibroid is a benign hormone-dependent tumor in women of reproductive age, mainly from 30 to 45 years old. According to the statistics, uterine fibroids account for up to 30% of all gynecological diseases.

Overview

Uterine fibroid is a benign tumor that develops from the muscle tissue of the uterus – myometrium. It is characterized by the proliferation of the muscle layer of the uterus with the formation of myomatous nodes. This pathology is one of the most common in patients of reproductive age.

Until now, the causes of uterine fibroids development have not been established. Most researchers associate it with increased hormonal susceptibility and genetic predisposition, calling changes in hormone levels one of the decisive causes of uterine fibroids development. Women may have a genetic predisposition to the development of uterine fibroids, but the disease progresses in the presence of predisposing factors. These include artificial abortions, surgical manipulations on the mucous membrane; concomitant extragenital and gynecological diseases; high intake of animal protein; being overweight; cardiovascular diseases (arterial hypertension, etc.); concomitant gynecological diseases (endometriosis, chronic inflammatory diseases of the uterine appendages, etc.); hereditary predisposition, chronic stress, etc.

Depending on the direction of uterine fibroid growth, intramural (inside the uterine wall), submucous (growing towards the endometrium), and subserous (growing towards the abdominal cavity) nodes develop. It should be noted that fibroids are often multiple. Even if only 1-2 fibroid nodes are detected, without appropriate treatment other nodes will appear sooner or later.

Fibroids are classified by location. The typical locations of nodes (in 95% of patients) are intramural (the tumor is located in the uterine wall), submucous (fibroid growth occurs towards the uterine cavity, causing deformation of the uterine cavity), and subserous (fibroid growth occurs towards the abdominal cavity). Atypical location of nodes is detected in 5% of patients, this is a cervical form of fibroid.

Symptoms

For a long time, the disease does not manifest itself clinically. The main symptom of the disease is abnormal uterine bleeding. It can often be confused with menstruation, but this bleeding is heavy and prolonged. With an increase in the size of the uterine fibroid, the intensity of bleeding increases significantly and can lead to anemia.

Also, this pathology is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • Feeling of heaviness and pressure in the lower abdomen. With a complicated disease course (torsion of the leg of the node), the pain is sudden, cutting, and very intense.
  • Changes in urination (increased frequency), a feeling of incomplete emptying can occur with large fibroids. The tumor compresses the organs of the urinary system, causing such a symptom.
  • Dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. Pain during defecation, constipation, flatulence, which occurs when the rectum is squeezed by a neoplasm.
  • Infertility or miscarriage.
  • Uterine bleeding (heavy, prolonged menses), often leading to anemia.

Diagnostics

The diagnosis of uterine fibroids can be made only after a physical and instrumental examination. Examination on a gynecological chair reveals an increase in the size of the uterus. Sometimes nodes are palpated, especially if they are located close to the surface (in case of submucous fibroid).

Ultrasound scanning of the pelvis can be performed transabdominally, but transvaginal examination is more informative. Transabdominal ultrasound scanning is performed only when the bladder is full. Ultrasound scanning allows the doctor to determine the location and size of the uterine fibroids, monitor changes in their size, etc.

Computed and magnetic resonance imaging (CT, MRI) are also informative. Due to the high cost of studies, they are rarely prescribed, since ultrasound scanning is enough to diagnose uterine fibroids.

Treatment

In recent years, one of the modern treatments of uterine fibroids, i.e. uterine fibroid embolization (uterine artery embolization), has been implemented into clinical practice worldwide. It has become a valuable addition to performed previously focused ultrasound treatments.

As a minimally invasive method, the uterine fibroid embolization procedure allows the uterine fibroid to be treated by blocking the vessels feeding the fibroid and thereby causing it to shrink and disappear.

Uterine fibroid embolization procedure is performed through a 1,5 mm catheter. During the uterine fibroid embolization procedure, the doctor inserts a catheter into the femoral artery through a small (about 5 mm) skin incision in the groin. After that the doctor moves it to the uterine arteries, monitoring the process using X-ray images. Tiny particles are then inserted through the catheter to block the vessels that feed the fibroids, causing the fibroid to shrink and disappear.

Uterine artery embolization procedure takes 1-1,5 hours. At the end of the uterine artery embolization, the doctor presses on the puncture site for some time (2-5 minutes) to avoid the formation of a hematoma . After that, a pressure bandage is applied to this area and the patient is transferred back to the ward. The pressure bandage is removed the next day.

In the first hours after the uterine artery embolization procedure, most patients experience pain in the lower abdomen. The intensity of pain varies from severe to mild. During this period, all patients receive adequate pain relief medicines. For the next 3-7 days, it is recommended to refrain from physical activity. During this period, mild pain in the lower abdomen and a slight increase in body temperature may disturb the patient. All of these symptoms are the consequences of uterine artery embolization and should not cause any concerns. However, patients can always consult with their doctor by phone, or come to the clinic if necessary.

In the uncomplicated course of the postoperative period, a control visit to the gynecologist in 1-4 weeks after discharge is mandatory. Subsequent visits are scheduled in 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months.

Where can I undergo uterine artery embolization in Germany?

Health tourism is becoming more and more popular these days, as a treatment in Germany often ensures a much better quality of uterine artery embolization.

The following hospitals show the best success rates in uterine artery embolization:

  1. University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  2. University Hospital Tuebingen
  3. Leverkusen Clinic
  4. University Hospital Ulm
  5. University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

You can find more information about the hospitals on the Booking Health website.

The cost of treatment in Germany

The prices in hospitals listed on the Booking Health website are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo uterine artery embolization in Germany at an affordable price.

The cost of treatment varies, as the price depends on the hospital, the specifics of the disease, and the complexity of its treatment.

The cost of treatment in Germany with uterine artery embolization is 15,617-26,603 EUR.

You might want to consider the cost of possible additional procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of treatment in Germany may differ from the initial price.

To make sure that the overall cost of treatment in Germany is suitable for you, contact us by leaving the request on the Booking Health website.

How can I undergo uterine artery embolization in Germany?

It is not easy to self-organize any treatment abroad. It requires certain knowledge and expertise. Thus, it is safer, easier, and less stressful to use the services of a medical tourism agency.

As the largest and most transparent medical tourism agency in the world, Booking Health has up-to-date information about uterine artery embolization in the best hospitals in Germany. We will help you select the right clinic taking into account your wishes for treatment.

We want to help you and take on all the troubles. You can be free of unnecessary stress, while Booking Health takes care of all organizational issues regarding the treatment. Our services are aimed at undergoing uterine artery embolization safely and successfully.

Medical tourism can be easy! All you need to do is to leave a request on the Booking Health website, and our manager will contact you shortly.




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