University Hospital Saarland Homburg

location_on Homburg, Germany
9.8/10 from 28 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine (411431)

Erich-Franz Solomayer

Prof. Dr. med.

Erich-Franz Solomayer

Specialized in: gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive medicine

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine at University Hospital Saarland Homburg

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine at the University hospital Saarland offers the full range of services in these fields at the highest level of modern medicine. The main clinical focuses of the department include gynecologic oncology, endometriosis treatment, urogynecology, management of pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care for both mother and child, solving of the female fertility problems, pediatric gynecology. The department is headed by Prof. Dr med. Erich-Franz Solomayer.

In the field of gynecology, precise diagnosis and treatment of various pathological changes in the female genital organs are provided. Of particular interest is cancer treatment: uterine, cervical, vulvar cancer, etc. Most surgical interventions are performed minimally invasively. The department has at its arsenal many methods of targeted therapy, the most effective of which are antibody therapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy. If desired, the patient has the opportunity to participate in national and international clinical trials. In addition, the specialists of the department have a unique experience in the treatment of endometriosis and dysplasia.

It should be noted that the department specializes in counseling and treating girls suffering from infectious diseases, genital pain and hormonal disorders. Young girls have the opportunity to ask the doctor all the questions of interest in the field of gynecology. During the consultations, there can be discussed such important topics as prevention of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, general recommendations on intimate hygiene, menstrual cycle and puberty.

For many years now, the department has been the leading Level I Perinatal Center, in which young mothers are provided with ideal conditions for monitoring pregnancy, childbirth, including premature birth and high-risk birth. In collaboration with the Department of General Pediatrics and Neonatology, the Department of Gynecology also takes care of the health and safety of newborn babies.

To provide comprehensive medical care in the field of reproductive medicine, there is maintained close cooperation with the Departments of Urology, Human Genetics and Psychosomatics. In addition to counseling on fertility problems, patients are offered comprehensive recommendations for hormone replacement therapy during menopause or before/after surgical treatment, for example in the context of maintaining fertility before chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Gynecology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of the female reproductive organs (uterine, cervical, ovarian, vulvar cancers, etc.)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer
      • Diagnostics
        • Galactography
        • Mammography
        • Color Doppler sonography
        • Elastography
        • Biopsy (for example, fine-needle aspiration puncture biopsy, punch biopsy, vacuum suction biopsy)
      • Therapy
        • Organ-sparing interventions
        • Breast resection followed by reconstruction
        • Removal of sentinel lymph nodes
        • Radiation therapy
        • Systemic therapy (antihormonal therapy, chemotherapy, antibody therapy)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of dysplasia
      • Diagnostics
        • Colposcopy
      • Therapy
        • Loop excision (conization) of the cervix
        • Laser vaporization of the cervix
        • Laser excision of the cervix
    • Diagnostics and treatment of endometriosis
      • Surgical treatment
        • Minimally invasive interventions
      • Conservative treatment
        • Hormone therapy
        • Pain therapy
    • Diagnostics and treatment of urogynecological pathologies
      • All types of urinary incontinence
      • Pelvic prolapse (uterus, bladder, bowel)
      • Painful urination or bowel movements (problems with bladder or bowel emptying)
      • Recurrent urinary tract infections
      • Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas
      • Discomfort during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
      • Consequences of previous surgery or obstetric traumas
    • Diagnostics and treatment of uterine fibroids
      • Conservative treatment
        • Drug therapy
        • Hormone therapy
        • Therapy using ulipristal acetate (Esmya®)
        • Methods of naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture
      • Surgical treatment
        • Organ-sparing surgical procedures (myoma enucleation) through hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and abdominal access
        • Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) through laparoscopic and abdominal access
        • Minimally invasive radiation therapy (embolization of uterine fibroids, ultrasound- or MRI-guided HiFu)
    • Pain therapy
    • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecological problems in children and adolescents
      • Malformations of the reproductive organs (for example, atresia of the hymen, vaginal aplasia)
      • Infectious lesions and pains in reproductive organs
      • Puberty disorders
      • Menstrual irregularities
    • Plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
      • Breast reconstruction using flap surgery (local or free tissue transfer)
      • Breast reconstruction using silicone implants
      • Plastic aesthetic interventions on the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction in women and men)
  • Obstetrics
    • Prenatal diagnostics
      • Non-invasive examinations
        • Maternal serum screening
        • Genetic testing and consultations
        • Screening of the first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy
        • Special ultrasound examination of the fetal brain
        • Ultrasound examination of blood flow in the placenta and umbilical cord (color Doppler sonography)
        • 3D and 4D ultrasound examination
        • Non-invasive prenatal tests
        • Gynecological ultrasound examinations
      • Invasive examinations
        • Amniocentesis
        • Chorionic villus sampling
        • Cordocentesis
        • Umbilical cord blood transfusion
        • Fetal interventions for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
    • Birth and postpartum care for mother and baby
    • Management of pregnancy in patients with arterial hypertension
    • Medical care in pelvic presentation of the fetus
  • Reproductive medicine
    • Non-invasive and invasive diagnostics
      • Endocrine profile examinations
      • Menstrual cycle monitoring
      • Spermogram
      • Assessment of fallopian tube patency
      • Invasive diagnostics using hysteroscopy and laparoscopy
      • Genetic examinations
    • Therapy
      • Treatment of menstrual irregularities
      • Hormone therapy
      • In vitro fertilization
      • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
      • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE)
      • Cryopreservation
      • Laser-assisted hatching
      • Surgical treatment of endometriosis, uterine fibroids
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes 

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