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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_on Aachen, Germany
8.9/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine (253175)

Joseph Neulen

Prof. Dr. med.

Joseph Neulen

Specialized in: adult and pediatric gynecological endocrinology, reproductive medicine

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these fields. The department treats all patients with hormonal gynecological diseases. Another priority field is reproductive medicine with various in vitro fertilization (artificial insemination) techniques. Each clinical case is considered individually, after which the most effective treatment regimen is developed. Medical care is mainly provided on an outpatient basis. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Joseph Neulen.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of infertility
    • Diagnostics 
      • Hormonal tests
      • Menstrual cycle monitoring
      • Ultrasound examination of the fallopian tubes, including invasive procedures
      • Special ultrasound diagnostics (for example, antral follicle count, malformations, hydrosonography)
      • Hysteroscopy
      • Laparoscopy
      • Differentiated sperm diagnostics 
    • Therapy
      • Ovarian stimulation using drugs
      • Intrauterine insemination
      • In vitro fertilization
      • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
      • Testicular sperm extraction
      • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of miscarriage
    • Diagnostics 
      • Hormone diagnostics
      • Menstrual cycle monitoring with an assessment of the condition of corpus luteum
      • Oral glucose tolerance test
      • Thyroid examinations
      • Diagnostics for the detection or exclusion of autoimmune diseases
      • Hysteroscopy
      • Karyotype test
    • Therapy
      • Specially adapted hormone therapy
      • Fertility treatment (if necessary)
      • Etiotropic surgical debridement 
  • Prevention of infertility in cancer patients after chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    • Removal of the ovaries from the irradiation zone
    • Cryopreservation of fertilized oocytes followed by in vitro fertilization
    • Hormonal stimulation with follicular puncture and cryopreservation of unfertilized oocytes
    • Ovarian tissue sampling and cryopreservation
    • Semen cryopreservation 
  • Individual selection of contraceptive methods 
    • Diagnostics
      • Medical history analysis
      • Special examinations
      • Menstrual cycle monitoring
      • Blood coagulation examinations
    • Therapy
      • Individual selection of birth control pills
  • Diagnostics and treatment of hormonal disorders
    • Diagnostics 
      • Hormone testing
      • Blood test for adrenocorticotropic hormone
      • Dexamethasone suppression test
      • Oral glucose tolerance test
      • Thyroid diagnostics (hormone analyses, antibody tests, sonography, scintigraphy)
      • Imaging examinations
      • Diagnostics of hair loss using hormone testing, trace element and autoantibody testing
    • Therapy
      • Specially adapted hormone therapy
      • Lifestyle modification
      • Medical care of dermatologists, therapists and nutritionists
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecologic hemorrhages, menstrual disorders
    • Diagnostics 
      • Hormone diagnostics
      • Menstrual cycle monitoring
      • Targeted ultrasound diagnostics
      • Hysteroscopy
    • Therapy
      • Specially adapted hormone therapy
      • Hysteroscopy (if necessary with curettage)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological diseases affecting fertility
    • Diagnostics
      • Targeted ultrasound diagnostics
      • Hysteroscopy
      • Laparoscopy
      • MRI
      • CT
    • Treatment of endometriosis
      • Surgical sanitation
      • Drug therapy
    • Treatment of uterine fibroids
      • Surgical hysteroscopy
      • Laparoscopy
      • Laparotomy
      • Sclerotherapy
    • Treatment of polyps
      • Surgical hysteroscopy
    • Surgical correction of malformations (mainly endoscopic techniques)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of menopause
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological problems in children and adolescents
    • Diagnostics
      • Hormone tests
      • Complete physiological examination
      • Abdominal sonography
      • Vaginoscopy
      • Karyotype test
  • Medical care for transgenders
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1973 - 1979 Study of Human Medicine, University of Cologne and Aachen.
  • October 1979 State examination.
  • January 1980 Medical degree, Department of Anatomy and Reproductive Biology, RWTH Aachen.
  • December 1990 Venia legendi for Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Freiburg.

Professional Career

  • December 1979 - January 1982 Research Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Reproductive Biology, RWTH Aachen.
  • April 1980 - July 1980 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology, Wilhelmshaven.
  • March 1981 - July 1981 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute for Physiological Chemistry, University of Marburg.
  • February 1982 - July 1989 Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Freiburg. 
  • August 1989 - July 1990 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Jones' Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA.
  • 1991 - 1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Freiburg.
  • Since October 1996 Professor and Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital RWTH Aachen.

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