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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

location_on Giessen, Germany
9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (113965)

Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein

Prof. Dr. med.

Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Giessen UKGM ranks among the top Germany medical facilities specializing in obstetric services!

The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in the fields of its competence. The department's obstetricians provide comprehensive pregnancy management at all its stages, including high-risk pregnancy, as well as high-quality postpartum care. The gynecological section is responsible for the treatment of benign and malignant pathologies of the female reproductive system. In addition, the department's tasks include the provision of medical care to patients with gynecological endocrine disorders and infertility. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Ivo Meinhold-Heerlein.

In the field of gynecology, the priority focus is the diagnostics and treatment of cancer pathologies of the female reproductive system. The gynecologists treat breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancers. The key therapeutic options include surgical resection of the tumor, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, drug therapy and pain therapy. It is also possible to participate in clinical trials.

The department's obstetricians carry out all modern invasive and non-invasive procedures (diagnostic and therapeutic) in the field of perinatal medicine. The department's patients regularly undergo examinations aimed at pregnancy monitoring. Should any abnormalities in the development of the fetus be detected, the necessary measures will be taken immediately.

The department offers around-the-clock services of the highly qualified team consisting of obstetricians, assistant physicians, anesthesiologists and surgeons, which takes care of the safe birth of a child and the health of a woman. The department has four delivery rooms designed in pleasant light colors and equipped with all the aids for childbirth. In addition, the department has two special bathrooms for relaxation baths and childbirth in the water. Each delivery room is equipped with a music center and a wide variety of CDs for relaxation. The operating room for C-section is integrated into the area of delivery rooms, which allows the doctor to take all necessary measures as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Gynecology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of the female reproductive system
      • Breast cancer
      • Uterine cancer
      • Cervical cancer
      • Ovarian cancer
      • Vulvar cancer
      • Vaginal cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of various types of urinary incontinence
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
    • Colposcopy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
  • Obstetrics
    • Prenatal non-invasive diagnostics
      • First trimester ultrasound screening
      • Second trimester ultrasound screening for the detection of malformations
      • Fetal echocardiography
      • Doppler ultrasonography
    • Prenatal invasive diagnostics
      • Amniocentesis
      • Chorionic villus sampling
      • Umbilical cord blood sampling
    • Child birth, including water birth, C-section
    • Postpartum care for mother and baby
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • 1989 - 1996 Study of Human Medicine at the Medical University of Lübeck and the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
  • 1996 - 1998 Intern and Research Assistant in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 1999 - 2001 Research Fellow, Institute of Burnham/La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, San Diego, California, USA.
  • 07 - 12.2001 Research Fellow and Assistant Physician, Department of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 2002 - 2007 Research Fellow and Resident of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.
  • 2005 - 2006 Assistant of the Official Representative of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.
  • 04.2006 Board certification in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 2006 - 2008 Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Kiel School of Gynecological Endoscopy at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel (Training Center certified by the Society for Gynecological Endoscopy).
  • 06.2007 Appointment as Senior Physician in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.
  • 06.2008 MIC III Qualification of Society for Gynecological Endoscopy at the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 2008 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel.
  • Since 01.2009 Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Aachen.
  • 03.2009 Specialization in Special Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine.
  • 05.2010 Foundation and management of the Endometriosis Center in Aachen (Level III certification of the Endometriosis Research Foundation and the Endometriosis Association).
  • 09.2011 Certification in Robotic Surgery (da Vinci Surgical System).
  • 11.2013 Specialization in Gynecological Oncology.
  • 11.2013 MIC III Recertification of the Society of Gynecological Endoscopy at the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (certification until 2018).
  • 04.2014 Workshop on Robotic Surgery.
  • 01.2014 Executive Board Member of the Euroregional Comprehensive Cancer Centers Aachen (ECCA).
  • 04 - 09.2015 Acting Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen.
  • 03.2016 Certification of the Onko- and EQ-Zert Gynecological Cancer Center.
  • 03.2016 Participation in the spring course of the Leipzig School of Radical Pelvic Surgery.

Scientific Awards

  • 2003 Staude Pfannenstiel Prize of the North-German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2004 Poster Award of the North-German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2004 First Poster Award of the German Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2006 Presentation Award of the North-German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2006 GebFra Prize of the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 2007 Presentation Award of the Translation Research Commission of the Gynecologic Cancer Society.
  • 2008 Hans Frangenheim Prize of the Society for Gynecological Endoscopy.
  • 2010 Dr. Rockstroh Prize of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Membership in Scientific Organizations and Committees

  • Commission on the Treatment of Ovarian Diseases of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
  • Commission on Translational Researches of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
  • Scientific Advisory Board of the Endometriosis Research Foundation.
  • Editorial Board of BioMedRes International.
  • Deputy Editor of Archives Gynecology and Obstetrics Journal.
  • Column Editor of the Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports Journal.

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