Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
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Department of Gynecology (357441)

Uwe Torsten

PD Dr. med.

Uwe Torsten

Specialized in: gynecology

About the Department of Gynecology at Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

The Department of Gynecology at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in this medical field. The department specializes in the treatment of all gynecological diseases, pelvic floor diseases, plastic and aesthetic reconstructive surgery. In the field of surgical treatment, preference is always given to minimally invasive methods that ensure the most sparing treatment and speedy recovery. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Uwe Torsten.

Of particular interest for the department is the treatment of benign and malignant gynecological diseases. Most operations in this area are minimally invasive. It should be noted that the medical team of the department has a unique experience in the field of keyhole surgery, which is confirmed by a special certificate of quality.

In addition, the department performs a wide range of minimally invasive interventions for the treatment of pathological conditions, such as ectopic pregnancy, involuntary childlessness, ovarian cysts (organ preservation surgery), acute inflammation of the fallopian tubes, adhesions in the abdominal cavity, myomas, endometriosis, etc. 

Also, an important focus of the department is treatment of pelvic floor diseases. The medical facility is the official Counseling Center of the German Continence Society. Initially, doctors conduct a comprehensive examination, including ultrasound, other visualization tests and bladder pressure measurement. Based on the results of the examination, they determine the form of incontinence and prescribe individually selected therapy.

The range of medical services of the department includes:

Pelvic floor diseases

  • Behavioral therapy and training exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles (after excluding the neurogenic aspect of the disease)
  • Conventional surgical procedures for stabilizing the anterior, middle and/or posterior parts of the pelvic floor
  • Application of an elastic band under the urethra (tension free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator vaginal tape (TVT-O))
  • Application of a synthetic mesh (after an appropriate preliminary diagnosis)

Oncological gynecologic diseases

  • Minimally invasive interventions (laparoscopy), for example, to remove lymph nodes from the abdominal cavity
  • Surgery for ovarian, cervical uterine and vaginal cancer (in collaboration with specialists from related fields)
  • Antineoplastic chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Psychological support for cancer patients (psycho-oncology)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Interdisciplinary tumor board and development of recommendations on treatment

Breast cancer

  • Advice on benign and malignant breast diseases in women and men
  • Diagnostics (ultrasound, biopsy)
  • Plastic reconstruction (I, II, III stage) and breast augmentation
  • Interdisciplinary tumor board and development of recommendations on treatment

Diseases of the uterus (myomas and endometriosis)

  • Removal of submucosal uterine fibroids (hysterectomy)
  • Removal of subserious intramuscular myomas (laparoscopy)
  • Removal of the uterus and preservation of the cervix (laparoscopy)
  • Removal of the uterus through the vagina or a combined operation (laparoscopy and access through the vagina)
  • Removal of fibroids or removal of the uterus by open intervention (very rarely)
  • Non-surgical sclerotherapy for the treatment of fibroids (embolization) in collaboration with interventional radiology

Curriculum vitae of PD Dr. med. Uwe Torsten

  • Study of medicine in Würzburg and Berlin.
  • 1983 Approbation.
  • 1985 Defence of the doctoral thesis.
  • Postdoctoral scholarship of the German Research Foundation (To-97/1) in the Department of Biochemistry of the Robert Koch Institute, Federal Department of Health: DNA methylation.
  • Specialized training in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital of the Free University of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1992 Certified medical specialist.
  • 1995 Professorship and Venia Legendi in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital of the Free University of Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1998 - 2006 Chief Physician and authorized to conduct training courses in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Park Clinic Weißensee, Berlin.
  • Since 2006 Chief Physician and authorized to conduct advanced training in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vivantes Neukölln Hospital, Berlin.
  • Since 2002, Clinic Auditor (KTQ-Visitor).
  • 2007 Master of Business Administration/General Administration, University of England Raskin, Chelmsford and Cambridge, UK.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Since 1995 Deputy Chairman of Hartmannbundes, Berlin.
  • 2006 - 2010 Deputy Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Berlin Medical Association.
  • Since then, Representative of the Berlin Medical Association in the Professional Group on Gynecology and Obstetrics for quality assurance in the field of inpatient medical care.
  • Representative of the Berlin Medical Association in the "Permanent Conference on Health Prevention and Improvement".
  • Authorized Representative for Prevention, Berlin Medical Association.
  • Examiner in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
  • 2011 - 2014 Committee Member of the Clinics of the Berlin Medical Association.
  • Member of various professional societies and Professional Association of Gynecologists.
  • Commission Member of the Working Group on Gynecologic Oncology of the German Cancer Society.

Since 2015 Board Member of the Berlin Medical Association.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH

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