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University Hospital Erlangen

location_on Erlangen, Germany
9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology (251281)

Matthias W. Beckmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias W. Beckmann

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics, mammology

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology at the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment!

The department offers the full range of services in its areas of specialization and is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany. Of particular interest is the treatment of oncopathology of the female reproductive system, including breast cancer, first-class obstetric care and comprehensive pregnancy management, gynecologic endocrinology and reproductive medicine. A highly competent team of doctors, who has tremendous experience and keeps abreast of the cutting-edge medical innovations, cares about the health of patients. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Matthias W. Beckmann. Thanks to him, the department has experienced the radical structural changes, which brought the department to a higher medical and economic level. Among the most significant achievements particular attention should be given to the increased number of researches in molecular medicine, successes in the field of minimally invasive surgery, including in the treatment of oncological diseases.

The department treats about 9,000 inpatients and more than 27,000 outpatients every year. In order to ensure a multidisciplinary, highly qualified medical care, the experts of various specializations closely cooperate within the certified centers of the hospital, for example, the Center for Perinatal Medicine, the Center for Reproductive Medicine, the Center for Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Disorders, and the Endometriosis Center. These centers provide services in various specialized fields and the best treatment of clinical conditions of varying severity.

One of the key focuses of gynecology is the treatment of cancers of the female reproductive organs. In such pathologies, doctors always use an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. Initially, the patient undergoes a comprehensive examination, on the basis of which an individualized treatment plan is developed. All the necessary specialists from the related fields are involved in the therapeutic process, namely surgeons, specialists in radiation therapy, chemotherapy, etc. An obligatory part of oncopathology treatment is a support of highly qualified psychologists.

In the field of mammology, the diagnostics and treatment of all breast diseases in women and men is provided. Since breast cancer is a fairly common disease, the focus is on the prevention of pathology and its early detection, which significantly increases the chances for a full recovery. The treatment of advanced breast cancer stages is an especially difficult task. To achieve an optimal result, the department's surgeons perform radical resections combined with conservative treatment methods. Also, the department's specialists have a perfect command of the reconstructive surgical techniques, which allow to completely restore the aesthetic beauty of the breast and self-confidence to a woman.

In the field of obstetrics, the full range of prenatal examinations is provided in order to monitor the course of pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancy. The obstetricians have at their disposal four ultramodern delivery rooms, two of which are equipped with a special bath for water childbirth. There is also a separate operating room for cesarean section and other obstetric interventions. An intensive care unit is available for emergency medical care in newborns.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Gynecology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of uterine fibroids
    • Diagnostics and treatment of ovarian cysts
    • Diagnostics and treatment of polycystic ovary
    • Diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of hormonal disorders due to the gynecological pathology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
    • Diagnostics and treatment of precancerous conditions (cervical dysplasia)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases of the female reproductive organs
      • Uterine cancer
      • Cervical cancer
      • Ovarian cancer
      • Vulvar cancer
      • Endometrial cancer
  • Mammalogy
    • Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of benign breast diseases (for example, mastopathy, breast cysts, fibroadenomas)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer metastasis
  • Obstetrics
    • Comprehensive prenatal diagnostics
    • Management of high-risk pregnancy
    • Childbirth (including cesarean section)
    • Postpartum care both for the mother and baby
    • Emergency medical care for a baby
  • Other medical services

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