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University Hospital Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
9.5/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (26169)

Peter Mallmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Mallmann

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics

About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in the provision of obstetric services!

The department offers the full range of services for the management of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, as well as the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the female reproductive system. Despite the department's high-tech base and the availability of innovative medical equipment, the patient remains at the center of all doctors' efforts. Both medical care and service meet the highest international standards. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Mallmann.

One of the department's top priorities is the treatment of gynecologic cancers. The department's physicians have effective treatment methods for uterine, cervical, ovarian, vulvar and vaginal cancers, as well as for rare types of cancer. During the comprehensive diagnostics, doctors determine the accurate location, size and type of the tumor. With appropriate indications, the patient will be prescribed minimally invasive treatment, which is distinguished by a less severe pain syndrome, minimal blood loss and faster recovery after surgery. If desired, patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of innovative drugs or therapies. The gynecologic cancers are treated within the specialized center certified by the German Cancer Society. This center ranks among the top ten German medical facilities of this kind, and therefore guarantees the most effective therapy result.

The therapeutic options in gynecology also include the treatment of cervical dysplasia, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, medical care in the case of infertility.

In the field of obstetrics, the department provides comprehensive pregnancy management, including high-risk pregnancy (full range of non-invasive and invasive diagnostics), delivery and postnatal care for mother and child. In order to give birth painlessly, the doctors offer various methods for pain relief, such as aromatherapy, water delivery, acupuncture, epidural/spinal anesthesia, etc. The experienced obstetricians and nursing staff will surround the patient with care and attention, so during the entire delivery process and in postpartum period, she will feel the maximum safety for herself and her baby. The department's obstetricians also have excellent qualifications and relevant skills to cope with dangerous cases associated with complications during the childbirth. Thus, the department provides high-quality medical services focused on the best possible safety and satisfaction of patients.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Gynecology
    • Oncogynecology
      • Minimally invasive surgery
      • Hysterectomy with pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy
      • Radical Wertheim hysterectomy
      • Multivisceral surgery aimed at the complete tumor removal, including bowel resection, anterior and posterior total exenteration (in collaboration with the Department of Surgery and the Department of Urology, Urologic Oncology, Special Urologic and Robotic Surgery)
      • Radical vulvectomy with plastic reconstruction
      • Surgery in cancer recurrence and metastasis (in collaboration with the Department of Surgery and Urology)
      • Surgery in advanced cervical cancer after previous chemotherapy and radiation therapy
      • Total resection in cervical cancer
      • Fertility preservation (cryopreservation of sperm, ovocytes and ovarian tissue)
      • Psycho-oncological care
    • Diagnostics and treatment of cervical dysplasia
    • Diagnostics and treatment of infertility
      • Amenorrhea
      • Polycystic ovary syndrome
      • Hyperandrogenism
      • Hyperprolactinemia
      • Identification of the causes and treatment of habitual miscarriages
      • Dysmenorrhea
      • Ovarian cysts
      • Endometriosis
      • Hirsutism
      • Hormonal disorders
      • Individual hormone replacement therapy
      • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
      • Contraception
      • Evaluation of ovarian reserve
    • Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence in women
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic prolapse
    • Diagnostics, surgical and non-surgical treatment of uterine fibroids
    • Gynecologic surgery
      • Diagnostic laparoscopy
      • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
      • Treatment of severe haemorrhages
      • Treatment of endometriosis
      • Laparoscopic treatment of ovarian diseases
      • Hysterectomy
      • Interventions for ectopic pregnancy 
      • Laparoscopic microsurgical referralization
  • Obstetrics
    • Pregnancy management (all types of invasive and non-invasive examinations)
      • Early diagnostics and first trimester fetal echocardiography
      • Differential diagnostics for developmental defects (second trimester)
      • Ultrasound examination for genetic syndromes
      • Echocardiography
      • Uterine artery Doppler scan
      • Chorionic villus sampling
      • Amniocentesis
      • Cordocentesis
    • Childbirth
    • Pain relief during childbirth
      • Acupuncture
      • Aromatherapy
      • Relaxation baths
      • Peridural/spinal anesthesia
      • Use of medication in pain management
    • Postpartum care for mother and baby
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic services in gynecology, obstetrics

Curriculum vitae

  • 1977 - 1983 Study of Medicine at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Bonn.
  • 1983 - 1988 Research Assistant in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 1984 - 1995 Head of the Laboratory for Tumor and Reproductive Immunology in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 1985 Doctorate with "magna cum laude" on the Immunology of the Cervical Carcinoma. 
  • 1989 Board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 1989 - 1993 Senior Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 1993 - 1995 Leading Senior Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 1991 Habilitation on the Immunology of Breast Cancer.
  • 1996 Appointed to the Chair and Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Cologne.
  • 1997 Optional advanced training in Special Surgical Gynecology.
  • 1997 Optional advanced training in Special Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine.
  • 2006 Optional advanced training in Gynecologic Oncology.
  • 2006 Certification of the Breast Center by the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe (recertification in 2009 and 2012).
  • 2007 Certification as the Training Center of the European Board of Gynecology and Obstetrics (EBCOG, recertification in 2012).
  • 2007 Certification as the ESGO's European Gynecologic Cancer Center.
  • 2008 Certification of the Gynecologic Cancer Center according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society (recertification in 2011 and 2014).
  • 2010 Certification of the Breast Center according to the requirements of DKG/DGS (recertification in 2013). 
  • 2012 Senior Breast Surgeon (DKG/DGS).
  • 2013 Certification of the Dysplasia Center according to the requirements of the German Cancer Society.

Membership in Scientific Societies

  • Chairman of the Ordinary Convent of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 
  • Board Member of the Association of Gynecologic Oncology. 
  • Chairman of the Commission for the treatment of uterine diseases (AGO). 
  • Member of the Commission for the treatment of vulvar/vaginal diseases (AGO 4).
  • President of the German Turkish Society of Gynecology.
  • President of the Lower Rhine-Westphalia Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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