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University Hospital Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics (113941)

Diethelm Wallwiener

Prof. Dr. med.

Diethelm Wallwiener

Specialized in: adult and pediatric gynecology, mammology, obstetrics

About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics at the University Hospital Tuebingen is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! 

The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system, breast pathologies. Also, the specialists of the department provide a comprehensive management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care for both mother and child. Key attention is paid to the treatment of female genital cancers, as well as breast cancer treatment. For this purpose, the department has all the modern therapeutic techniques, as well as its our own innovative developments by the department doctors. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Diethelm Wallwiener.

The medical team of the department has long experience in the surgical treatment of gynecological diseases in women. The surgeons specialize in performing both highly complex interventions and sparing minimally invasive procedures. It should be noted that the treatment of many diseases is carried out within the framework of specialized centers, for example, such pathologies include endometriosis, cervical dysplasia, pelvic diseases, breast cancer, etc. The department has an excellent reputation in the treatment of oncopathology of the female genital organs, breast cancer, and also was certified by the German Cancer Society.

In the field of obstetrics, the patients are provided with high-quality prenatal diagnostics, comprehensive counseling on all issues of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. The childbirth takes place in the modern delivery rooms, equipped with everything necessary for a safe childbirth. Also, the department offers courses for the future parents.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Outpatient surgery
    • Laparoscopy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Uterus scraping
    • Conization of the cervix
    • Laser therapy
    • Diagnostics in fertility disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic diseases
    • Suspension therapy
    • Urinary incontinence treatment using TVT or TVT-O procedures
    • Drug therapy
    • Electrostimulation
    • Biofeedback technique
    • Pessary treatment
    • Special exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
  • Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer
    • Mammography screening
    • Imaging diagnostics and early detection of the pathology
    • Minimally invasive diagnostics (biopsy)
    • Drug therapy (for example, antihormonal therapy)
    • Radiation therapy
    • Surgical treatment, including plastic reconstructive surgery to achieve the optimal aesthetic result
    • Psychological care
    • Genetic counseling
  • Obstetric services
    • Comprehensive management of pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancy
    • Prenatal diagnostics
      • Screening (first, second and third trimester)
      • Invasive diagnostics and therapy (for example, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling or umbilical cord puncture)
      • Ultrasound examinations
      • Detection of fetal malformations in the womb
    • Delivery
    • Postpartum care for both mother and baby
    • Courses for the future parents
    • Counseling on baby care
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecologic cancers
    • Uterine cancer
    • Cervical cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Vulvar cancer
    • Vaginal cancer
    • Fallopian tube cancer
    • Recurrent oncological processes and metastases
      • Targeted therapy
      • Antibody therapy
      • Hormone therapy
      • Radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Surgical treatment
      • Treatment within the framework of clinical trials
      • Psycho-oncological care
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cervical dysplasia
    • Histological examination
    • Colposcopy
    • Individually adapted laser therapy
    • Conization of the cervix
  • Diagnostic and treatment of endometriosis (conservative and surgical methods)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gynecologic problems in children and adolescents
    • Diseases in newborns before puberty
      • Genital infections (vulvovaginitis)
      • Labial fusion
      • Foreign body in the vagina
      • Skin lesions of the genital organs (for example, lichen sclerosus)
      • Malformations of the internal and external genital organs
      • Premature puberty
      • Vaginal bleeding
      • Suspected sexual abuse
      • Ovarian cysts and tumors
      • Ullrich-Turner syndrome and other genetic abnormalities
    • Diseases arising after puberty
      • Violations of the menstrual cycle (for example, severe pain during menstruation, lack of menstruation)
      • Infections
      • Delayed puberty and impaired puberty
      • Contraception counseling
      • Hormonal disorders (for example, polycystic ovary syndrome)
      • Congenital adrenal gland disorder
      • Malformations of the internal and external genital organs
      • Ovarian cysts and tumors
      • Pathological breast changes
      • Ullrich-Turner syndrome and other genetic abnormalities
      • Consultation on HPV and vaccination against cervical cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of fertility
    • Comprehensive diagnostics
    • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
    • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Gynecological surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Cancer surgery (many operations are endoscopic)
    • Plastic surgery (for example, after breast cancer treatment)
    • Conventional surgery (access through the abdominal cavity or vagina)
    • Surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (TVT or TVT-O procedures)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of rare genital malformations
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1974 Study of Physics at the Saarland University.
  • 1975 Study of Medicine at the Saarland University.
  • 1981 Admission to medical practice.
  • 1982 Doctoral Degree.
  • 1982 - 1988 Research Assistant at the Department of Gynecology and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care of the University Hospitals in Homburg
  • 1988 - 1998 Senior Physician at the Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Heidelberg.
  • 1989 Certified as a Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • 1990 Habilitation.
  • 1996 Appointed as a Visiting Professor.
  • Since 1998, Chair of Gynecology (C4 Professor), University Hospital Tuebingen.

Clinical and Scientific Focuses

  • Surgical/experimental gynecology.
  • Surgical oncology.
  • Fertility as part of reproductive medicine.
  • Gynecologic oncology.
  • High-risk obstetrics.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Senology (at present Acting President of the Society).
  • European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy and Innovative Surgery (ESGE).
  • German Cancer Society, Representative of the Working Association "Gynecologic Oncology" (AGO) in the "Clinical Trials" Commission, Quality Seal A.
  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), Guidelines Commission of the AGO.
  • German Society of Laser Medicine, Board Member.

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