St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, Mammalogy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence (333949)
Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics, mammalogy, treatment of urinary incontinence
About the department
The Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, Mammalogy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence at the St. Vincentius Hospital-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg is a competent medical institution that provides first-class medical care to patients with any clinical pictures related to a woman's health. Medical care is provided both in outpatient and inpatient settings. The range of services varies from simple laparoscopy, pelvic floor surgery, surgical interventions to treat urinary incontinence to long and complex interventions to treat gynecological oncological diseases. The head of the department is Dr. med.
The key activity of the department is diagnosis and treatment of women with breast cancer and oncological diseases of the genitals. All services meet the highest national and international quality standards. Diagnostic and treatment procedures are constantly being optimized and special concomitant therapies are introduced into clinical practice. To provide the best individualized treatment, surgeons, gynecologists, radiologist doctors, pathologists and radiation therapists work closely together. Thanks to their outstanding service, the German Cancer Society and the German Senology Society awarded the department a certificate of the Mammalogy Center.
The department conducts various types of drug therapy for cancer of the breast, ovaries, uterus, cervix and other rare gynecological cancers in accordance with the latest scientific achievements. The main types of drug therapy include chemotherapy, antibody therapy or anti-hormonal therapy. As a rule, all these methods of treatment are well tolerated by patients due to the use of the most modern medications. Also, these types of therapy, help doctors monitor the side effects associated with treatment, for example, nausea, or even completely eliminate them.
It is known that in cancer, surgical treatment is often required. Many interventions are carried out in a minimally invasive way in the department, that is, for example, removal of the uterus, ovaries or myomas (benign muscular nodes in the uterus) is performed through the abdominal wall. The advantage of such interventions is the absence of large scars, low blood loss and a short period of hospitalization.
In addition, a large number of minimally invasive interventions, such as scraping for bleeding, laparoscopy in case of an unrealized desire to have children, an operation to remove the ovarian cysts are now performed without problems in an outpatient setting.
Particular attention in the department is given to the treatment of breast cancer. Today, surgery for this pathology usually does not involve removal of the breast. Doctors often use oncoplastic surgical methods. In some cases, breast reconstruction is required, which is carried out using complex procedures for the reconstruction of external and internal tissues (implant, expander and flaps). Treatment of breast cancer almost always requires the use of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Specialists of the department carry out these types of therapy in accordance with the most modern international standards. Also, the patients of the department are offered intensive therapy within clinical trials.
Another demanded area of the department is treatment of urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. These problems are quite common among women (30% of women have it). Special urological consultations are held in the department, during which specialists discuss with the patients all their questions. The highly qualified team of the department provides prompt and competent assistance for the treatment of women with such clinical pictures.
The department is also equipped with excellent maternity units, where modern, family-oriented and safe obstetric care is provided. Obstetricians, pediatricians and anesthetists provide safe, delicate and family-oriented obstetrics services, with special attention paid to individual care and patient's personal needs and wishes.
The department treats such diseases:
- Ovarian Cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Cancer of the labia
- Cancer of the vagina
- Breast Cancer
- Genital prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
Therapeutic possibilities of the department cover:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Ambulatory surgery
- Reconstructive plastic surgery
- Chemotherapy (including outpatient)
- Radiation therapy
- Psycho-oncological care
- Self-help groups
- Palliative Care
- Treatment in clinical trials
- 1990 - 1997 Study of Medicine, University of Eberhard and Karl, Tübingen.
- 1998 Defense of doctoral thesis, Medical Faculty of Tubingen University.
- 1997 - 2002 Internship, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
- 2002 - 2005 Specialist and acting Head of the Department, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Tuebingen.
- 2005 - 2007 Chief Physician, Marienhospital Stuttgart.
- 2006 Facultative education, "Special obstetric and perinatal medicine".
- 2007 Facultative Education, "Special Operative Gynecology".
- 2007 Acting Head of the Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Mannheim.
- 2007 - 2008 Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Mannheim.
- Since 2008 Head of the Department of Gynecology, Mammalogy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence, St. Vincentius Clinic, Karlsruhe.
Membership in Societies
- German Society for the Fight against Cancer.
- Association of Gynecologic Oncology.
- German Society of Senology.
- German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
- Federal Association of Head Physicians of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (BLFG).
- Professional association of gynecologists in Baden-Württemberg
Photo of the doctor: (c) ViDia Kliniken Karlsruhe
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