University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Cesarean section (program ID: 240285)


Kurt Hecher

Prof. Dr. med.

Kurt Hecher

Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine

Specialized in: obstetrics, prenatal medicine

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The chief physician of the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Hecher, specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. 

The Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf provides medical care and nursing for the future mothers and their children. The main goal of the Department is to ensure a happy and safety pregnancy and delivery. The medical care includes a wide range of services varying from uncomplicated delivery and up to the high-risk pregnancy. The Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is recommended by the FOCUS specialized clinic list 2016.

The physicians of the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Hecher focus on the medical care of high-risk pregnant women and make an individual analysis of the pregnancy risk. The Department is a leader in prenatal diagnosis and therapy. Furthermore, both mother and baby can be diagnosed and treated during the pregnancy, before and after the delivery. The range of special services of the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is also completed by intrauterine interventions, for example, laser interventions in pathological cases of twin pregnancy. 

The team of doctors of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Hecher works hand in hand with the Department of Neonatology, Anesthesia, Pediatric Surgery, Infectology and Genetics: a daily agenda includes interdisciplinary conferences, where doctors discuss specific patients’ cases at the interdisciplinary level. Furthermore, if necessary, for considering some specific cases there are formed multidisciplinary expert teams. Since the teams have all the latest technology, they provide the best care of both mother and child. 

The range of services of the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Hecher includes the following focuses: 

  • Prenatal medicine: care of the high-risk pregnancies, incl.:
    • The Department has an extensive experience in care of the women with severe (previous) diseases, e.g. congenital or acquired heart diseases or organ transplants
    • The so-called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), when identical twins share the placenta, is treated by means of laser therapy. The patients from all over the world, including Scandinavian countries, come to the Department to undergo this kind of therapy. 
  • Diagnosis during pregnancy, delivery and in the postpartum period
    • Routine ultrasound screening (first trimester screening, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis, ultrasound (elimination of pathologies),
    • Fetal imaging (MRI)
  • Obstetrics

Program includes:

For 2 weeks before birth:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic 
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • pelvic ultrasound
  • gynecological examination:
    • transvaginal ultrasound
    • colposcopy
    • scraping with subsequent analysis
  • fetal examination:
    • 3 D sonography
    • determine fetal position before delivery 
    • CTG
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • maintaining an obstetrician until birth

Day of birth​​

  • gynecological examination
  • fetal examination
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • cesarean section
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations

After birth

  • maintaining an obstetrician after birth
  • examination during the postnatal period (during the first three weeks)
  • control gynecological examinations during the postnatal period
  • the first pediatric examination of the newborn
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