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Department of gynecology and obstetrics

Prof. Dr. med. Jorg B. Engel
gynaecology, gynecologic oncology, obstetrics

About the department

The department of gynaecology and obstetrics at Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main accompanies families during childbirth and treats women with gynaecological diseases. Pregnancy and delivery are the most emotional moments in a woman's life. Therefore, doctors do their best to make delivery as pleasant as possible in a personal atmosphere in the department. Highly-qualified specialists monitor the course of pregnancy in all trimesters. Obstetricians offer all common postures for childbirth and support the patient during birth and breastfeeding. Doctors prefer natural childbirth, but a caesarean section can be performed if necessary. Every year, more than 1,000 babies are born in the delivery rooms of the department.

An experienced medical team also specialises in treating gynaecological neoplastic diseases, special surgical gynaecology and minimally invasive endoscopic surgical interventions. The diagnostic protocol for suspected gynaecological cancer includes laboratory tests, tomography, and invasive diagnostic procedures. In addition, an integral part of the department's work is the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases, especially breast cancer.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts 
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome 
  • Genital tract infections
  • Malignant diseases of the female reproductive system
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Breast cancer

Diagnostics:

  • Anamnesis
  • Physiological examination (gynaecological palpation)
  • Speculum examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analyses
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Hormonal panel
  • Pap smear
  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Treatment:

  • Medical treatment
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted cancer therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • Burch colposuspension
  • Sling procedures
  • Embolisation
  • Plastic reconstruction of the pelvic floor
  • Endoscopic surgery 
  • Open surgery 
  • Other treatment services 

Obstetrics services:

  • Integrated management of pregnancy
  • Natural childbirth
  • Cesarean section
  • Postpartum care for mother and baby
  • Childbirth in water
  • Epidural anaesthesia
  • Acupuncture
  • Homoeopathy and herbal medicine
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2012 Habilitation in Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Regensburg
  • 2009 Venia Legendi in Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Wuerzburg
  • 2008 Board certification in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 2003 - 2005 Research Fellow, Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • 2002 Internship, Endocrine, Polypeptide and Cancer Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • 2001 - 2002 Internship in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Luebeck
  • 1994 - 2000 Study of Human Medicine at the Georg August University of Goettingen

Experience

  • Since 2018 Head Physician of the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 2016 Head Physician of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Nordwest
  • 2015 - 2016 Managing Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Deputy Medical Director of the Hospital Aschaffenburg Alzenau
  • 2015 Extraordinary Professorship, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • 2014 - 2015 Head of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Giessen
  • 2011 - 2014 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Regensburg
  • 2008 - 2011 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Wuerzburg
  • 2005 - 2008 Assistant Physician, Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Wuerzburg

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics 
  • German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 
  • German Cancer Society 
  • Gynaecological Oncology Working Group 
  • Working Group for Urogynecology and Plastic Pelvic Floor Reconstruction 
  • Working Group for Gynecological Endoscopy
  • European Endometriosis League
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