University Hospital Greifswald
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics (568602)
Specialized in: gynecology, mammology, obstetrics
About the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at University Hospital Greifswald
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Greifswald offers the full range of medical services in these medical fields. The department’s areas of specialization include the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the female reproductive system, including the oncological ones, the treatment of cancer and benign breast pathologies, urinary incontinence. In the field of obstetrics, the individual pregnancy management, safe delivery and quality postnatal care are provided. The department regularly demonstrates high rates of treatment success, which is facilitated by the use of innovative technologies and modern treatment methods.The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Marek Zygmunt.
The department is certified as the German Center of Clinical Excellence in the treatment of genital sarcomas and mixed tumors. Also, the quality of medical care in the treatment of breast diseases, in particular breast cancer, is certified by DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008, German Society of Senology and German Cancer Society.
In the treatment of female genital oncopathology, the department's specialists closely cooperate with the doctors of all related fields (radiologists, oncologists, specialists in the field of nuclear medicine and others). Each clinical case is considered during regular tumor boards, after which the doctors jointly develop the optimal treatment strategy. Should surgical treatment be required, the preference is always given to sparing minimally invasive interventions (if clinical indications allow for this type of operation). In the case of radical breast tumor removal, when it is impossible to perform a breast-conserving surgery, the patients are offered reconstructive procedures, which allow them to restore the aesthetic appearance of the breast and thereby to restore the woman’s self-confidence. An integral part of cancer therapy is the psycho-oncological support, which allows the patient to accept the diagnosis and set her mind on a positive treatment outcome.
The department provides the first-class prenatal and postpartum care, as well as safe delivery. It delivers more than 1,200 babies every year, so the department's obstetricians have vast experience and do everything possible to carry out the childbirth without any problems or complications. The delivery rooms are equipped with everything necessary for the successful childbirth and meet the standards of modern obstetrics.
The main clinical focuses of the department include:
- Gynecological surgery, urogynecology and oncology
- Diagnostics and treatment of benign diseases of the female reproductive organs (for example, fibroids)
- Diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases of the female reproductive organs
- Uterine cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Vulvar cancer
- Rare types of malignant tumors
- Diagnostics and treatment of urinary incontinence
- Diagnostics and treatment of benign breast diseases (for example, cysts, mastopathy)
- Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer (including the reconstruction of breast after the radical resections)
- Gynecological endocrinology
- Diagnostics and treatment of hormonal disorders in women
- Obstetric services
- Сomprehensive pregnancy management, including the high-risk pregnancy
- Delivery (also pain relief, for example, epidural anesthesia, acupuncture, aromatherapy)
- Postpartum care for mother and baby
- Other medical services
Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Marek Zygmunt
On August 1, 2006, Prof. Dr. med. Marek Zygmunt headed the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Greifswald. He succeeded Professor Wolfgang Straube, who retired on April 1. Dr. Zygmunt studied in Aachen, Dortmund, London and Giessen. He held the position of the Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Giessen. During his work here, the doctor made a significant contribution to the expansion of the range of endoscopic procedures and the creation of minimally invasive surgical techniques in cancer surgery. His research activities (within the internationally recognized working group) mainly focus on oncology and reproductive medicine. The gynecologist is also a recognized expert in the field of perinatology, obstetrics, including the prenatal diagnostics and therapy.
Photo of the doctor: (с) Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
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