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University Hospital Heidelberg

location_on Heidelberg, Germany
9.8/10 from 57 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine (26075)

Thomas Strowitzki

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Thomas Strowitzki

Specialized in: adult and pediatric gynecological endocrinology, reproductive medicine

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital Heidelberg offers the full range of modern methods of treating hormonal disorders in women and girls, as well as fertility therapy. The department is one of the few in Germany that specializes in all types of artificial insemination. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Strowitzki.

Important attention is paid to the treatment of endometriosis, which often leads to infertility, uterine fibroids. It should be noted that when planning pregnancy, the treatment of women with uterine myomas differs from the standard therapy of this pathology. Also, the scope of tasks of the department’s specialists includes endoscopic procedures aimed at fertility treatment. The department provides comprehensive consultations for patients with repeated miscarriages and women who need to maintain their fertility after radiation therapy or chemotherapy. The treatment concept is developed individually for each patient, taking into account the specific clinical indications.

The therapeutic options of the department include:

  • All modern methods of fertility treatment (on an outpatient basis)
    • Hormonal stimulation
    • Fertility surgery (mostly endoscopic) using hysteroscopy and laparoscopy
    • Intrauterine insemination
    • In vitro fertilization
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
    • IVF/ICSI under the condition of the natural cycle
    • In vitro egg maturation 
    • Blastocyst culture
    • Time lapse imaging using EmbryoScope
    • Cryopreservation with slow deep freezing or vitrification
    • Preimplantation genetic diagnostics
    • Embryo cultivation
    • Assisted hatching using laser technology
  • Fertility preservation after radiation therapy and chemotherapy
    • Drug therapy
    • Egg freezing
    • Fertilized oocyte freezing
    • Ovarian tissue freezing
  • Fertility surgery
    • Diagnostic and surgical hysteroscopy, for example, with the removal of fibroids or adhesion separation
    • Laparoscopic chromoperubation
    • Laparoscopic ovarian drilling in polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Open surgery
    • Surgical treatment of endometriosis
    • Removal of uterine myomas (laparoscopy or open surgery)
    • Removal of ovarian cysts
    • Separation of intra-abdominal adhesions
    • Endometrial ablation
    • Transposition of the ovaries before pelvic irradiation
    • Intraoperative prevention of the formation of adhesions
  • Counseling, diagnostics and treatment of hormonal disorders in women
    • Menstrual disorders
    • Premenstrual syndrome
    • Contraception
    • Natural pregnancy planning
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological hormonal disorders in girls of different age groups
    • Disorders of the menstrual cycle during intense exercise
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Vaginal bleeding
    • Premature puberty
    • Delayed puberty
    • Severe pain during menstruation
    • Hormonal disorders
    • Genital infections
    • Synechia of the labia minora
    • Foreign body in the vagina
    • Pathological changes in the genital skin
    • Suspected sexual abuse
    • Malformations of the external genital organs
    • Ovarian cysts and tumors
    • Genetic anomalies
    • Puberty counseling
  • Medical care for patients with repeated miscarriages
  • Naturopathy methods
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • 1977/78 - 1983 University of Saarland, Homburg/Saar.
  • 11.11.1983 Final exam.
  • 24.10.1984 Doctoral thesis: "Morphological alterations of the rat fallopian tube after hypothermic storage"
  • (summa cum laude).
  • 01.01.1984 - 31.08.1984 Resident of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics,
  • University Hospital Saarland.
  • 01.09.1984 Resident of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital
  • Grosshadern, University of Munich (Head: Prof. Dr. H. Hepp).
  • 1990 Head of the IVF Laboratory and of the Unit for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital
  • Grosshadern, University of Munich.
  • 09.01.1991 Board Certification as Gynecologist and Obstetrician.
  • September 1991 Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital
  • Grosshadern, University of Munich.
  • 1993 Vice Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Grosshadern, University of Munich.
  • 15.11.1995 Habilitation: "Insulin-like growth factor I and insulin in human endometrium – cycle dependent signal transduction in endometrial tissue and endometrial stromal cells".
  • January 1996 Venia Legendi and PD in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • October 1998 Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital
  • Grosshadern, University of Munich.
  • Since January 1999 and up to now, Professor and Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine,
  • University Hospital Heidelberg.

Memberships

  • German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (DGGG).
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
  • German Society of Reproductive Medicine (DGRM).
  • German Menopause Society (DMG).
  • Professional Association of Gynecologists. 
  • German Endocrine Society (DGE).
  • German-Romanian Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • German Society for Gynecological
  • Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine (DGGEF).
  • Honorary Member of the Romanian Society for Assisted Reproduction,
  • Romanian Society for Gynecology and
  • Obstetrics.
  • Since 11.2000, Reviewer of the Medical Board Nordbaden; Commission of Medical Education of DGGG; Executive Committee of DGGEF.
  • Since 11.2000, Executive Board of the German Society for Gynecological Endocrinology and
  • Reproductive Medicine.
  • 2008 - 2011 National Representative of the European Society for Human Reproduction and
  • Embryology (ESHRE).
  • Since 2001, Head of the Ethical Committee, University of Heidelberg.

Reviewer Activities

  • Archives of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde.
  • Human Reproduction.
  • Molecular Human Reproduction.
  • Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes.
  • Gynecological Endocrinology.
  • Dermatologe.
  • Der Gynäkologe.
  • International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • J Assist Reprod and Genetics.
  • European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
  • Der Onkologe.
  • Fertility Sterility.

Editor and Associate Editor

  • Der Gynäkologe.
  • CME Der Gynäkologe.
  • Gynäkologische Endokrinologie.
  • Archives of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Member of the Editorial Boards

  • European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
  • Gynäkologische Praxis.
  • Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde.
  • Gynecological Surgery.

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