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Department of gynaecology

Dr. med. Wolfgang Hartmann
gynaecology, perinatal medicine, mammology

About the department

The department of gynaecology at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend provides high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic medical services for a broad spectrum of gynaecology diseases. In addition, the specialists perform treatment measures in emergency cases and the management of chronic diseases of the female reproductive system. The department team includes professional gynaecologists and psychotherapists to cover all aspects of women's health conditions. It is worth noting that the gynaecology department is a certified study centre for oncotherapy. The cooperation partners of the gynaecology department are the surgery, radiology, and internal medicine departments, which work together in the endometriosis Centre. Furthermore, the gynaecology and urology departments organise an interdisciplinary Pelvic Floor Centre. The gynaecology department tightly cooperates with a breast centre of DRK Hospital Berlin-Westend with the common aim of treating breast cancer. The head physician of the department is a mamma surgeon certified by the German Cancer Society. 

The focal points of the department lie in minimally invasive modern endoscopic methods of diagnostic and treatment of gynaecology illnesses. The specialists perform uterine, cervix, ovaries surgeons and operations on the pelvic floor. The focus includes radical removal, and plastic and cancer surgery of reproductive organs. The other primary purpose of the department is endometriosis treatment and correction of uterine prolapses.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • uterosalpingography
  • sonography
  • colposcopy
  • hysteroscopy
  • laparoscopy
  • computed tomography
  • MRI

Hysteroscopic manipulations:

  • polyps removal
  • fibroids removal
  • tissue removal for biopsy
  • coagulation of bleeding vessels

Laparoscopic operations:

  • partial or complete hysterectomy
  • resolution of adhesions
  • endometriosis removal
  • ovarian cysts removal
  • ectopic pregnancy removal
  • tubectomy
  • the plastic of fallopian tubes
  • coagulation of bleeding vessels

Oncosurgery:

  • cancer surgery for ovarian cancer
  • radical surgery for cancer of the uterus and cervix
  • lymph node removal

Microsurgery:

  • reversal of previous sterilisation

Pelvic floor operations:

  • sacro-tuberal fixation or sacro-spinal fixation
  • reconstructive incontinence and pelvic floor surgery, laparoscopic surgeries
  • DVT (deep vein trombosis)
  • Insertion of nets for the pelvic floor
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Doctorate at the University of Tübingen
  • 1996  Patent granted "Set for securing evidence on the human body after a rape" (German Patent Office Munich)

Experience

  • 1992-1995  assistant doctor in the state women's clinic in Stuttgart 
  • 1995-1999  assistant doctor in the DRK clinics Berlin | Koepenick
  • 2000-2008  assistant physician, later senior physician and senior physician at the St. Joseph Hospital in Berlin
  • April 2008 to December 2012  Chief Physician at the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Breast Center at Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder)
  • 2009-2011  Chairman of the ethics committee of the Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Head of the certified breast centre Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder)
  • 2011-2012  Chairman of the Breast Cancer Working Group in Brandenburg
  • Deputy Head of the continence center Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Since January 1, 2013 chief physician at the clinic for gynaecology

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Certified by a German Cancer Society
  • A continence consultant for the German Continence Society since 2008
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