Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Markus Schmidt

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Schmidt

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1989 Abitur am Städtischen Gymnasium Erwitte 
  • 1989 - 1990 Allgemeiner Wehrdienst 
  • 1990 – 1996 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Universität Essen 
  • 1996 Erlaubnis zur vorübergehenden Ausübung des ärztlichen Berufs 
  • 1997 Promotion „Immunhistochemische Steroidhormonrezeptorbestimmung an mit GnRH-Agonisten vorbehandelten und unbehandelten Uterusmyomen“
  • 1998 Approbation als Arzt 
  • 2008 Erhalt der venia legendi für das Fach „Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe“ und Ernennung zum Privatdozenten Thema der Habilitationsschrift: „Evaluation ätiologischer und prädiktiver Faktoren bei Patientinnen mit Präeklampsie“ 
  • 2011 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Universität Duisburg-Essen 

Berufliche Tätigkeit:

  • 1996 – 1998 Arzt im Praktikum an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Essen 
  • 1998 –2003 Assistenzarzt an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Essen 
  • 2002 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe 
  • 2003 Oberarzt an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Essen mit Schwerpunkt Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin 
  • 2004 Anerkennung der Fakultativen Weiterbildung Spezielle Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin 
  • 2007 Ärztlicher Leiter Perinatalzentrum 
  • 2007 Ltd. Oberarzt an der Universitätsfrauenklinik Essen 
  • 2008 Weiterbildungsermächtigung für den Schwerpunkt „Spezielle Geburtshilfe und Perinatalmedizin“ 
  • seit Juni 2011 Chefarzt der Klinik für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe am Klinikum Duisburg
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The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Sana Hospital Duisburg offers all services of gynecology and obstetrics at the highest scientific level. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schmidt, specialist in the field of gynecology and obstetrics. 

The field of gynecology in the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schmidt covers the full range of gynecological operations, including surgery for women, who want to have a child. There are performed extensive cancer surgical interventions, as well as prolapse and incontinence surgery. The specialists of the Sana Hospital Duisburg have all tested and advanced treatments for incontinence and organ prolapses. 

As the Level 1 Perinatal Center, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics offers a family-oriented obstetric care with maximal safety in three comfortably furnished maternity wards. In cooperation with the adjacent Department of Pediatrics at the Sana Hospital Duisburg, there are ensured the best opportunities for high-risk pregnancies, for example, in case of delivery of premature babies, twins, newborns with congenital diseases and emergency cases.         

In the field of surgical gynecology and senology, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Schmidt provides the following treatments:

  • Incontinence and prolapse – Pelvic Floor Center 
  • Benign uterine diseases: fibroids and menstrual disorders  
  • Benign diseases of the ovaries and fallopian tubes 
  • Endometriosis 
  • Adhesions and chronic lower abdominal pain  
  • Unwanted infertility – diagnosis and restoration of the reproductive function 
  • Dysplasia – diseases of the cervix uteri and vulva 
  • Gynecological oncology – cancer of the female genital organs 
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the breast

The treatment at the Sana Hospital Duisburg involves the following methods:

  • Minimally invasive surgery 
    • Laparoscopic surgery on the uterus: removal of fibroid knots, total or partial hysterectomy 
    • Laparoscopic surgery to repair organ prolapse, including uterine preservation surgery 
    • Laparoscopic surgery on the ovaries and fallopian tubes, including the removal of tumors and cysts, restoration of the reproductive function 
    • Laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions and endometriosis, also in case of various preliminary operations 
    • Surgery with hysteroscopy: removal of fibroids and polyps (with organ preservation), correction of uterine malformations 
    • Minimally invasive treatments involving organ preservation due to the menstrual disorders: by removing the mucous membrane (hysteroscopy) or obliteration (Thermachoice)
    • Laparoscopic cancer surgery in the early stages 
  • Surgery to restore reproductive function: 
    • In vitro fertilization (IVF or ICSI)
    • Surgery to restore tubal patency (restoration of the reproductive function) 
  • Preservation of fertility in malignant diseases 
  • Outpatient gynecological counseling for both children and adults 

The focuses of obstetrics and perinatal medicine at the Sana Hospital Duisburg include:

  • Family-oriented obstetric care 
  • Monitoring of high-risk pregnancies 
  • Prenatal diagnosis 
  • Invasive interventions, including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, umbilical cord puncture 
  • Intrauterine therapy 
  • Medical care of premature infants 
  • Monitoring of multiple pregnancies

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