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Department of gynaecology and obstetrics

Dr. med. Ralf Durselen
gynaecology, mammology, obstetrics

About the department

The department of gynaecology and obstetrics at Academic Hospital Neuwerk Monchengladbach provides highly accurate diagnostics and comprehensive treatment of gynaecological diseases and delivery. The department has earned the status of one of the leading medical institutions in Germany for treating malignant gynaecological pathologies. The department also specialises in the treatment of breast diseases. The tasks of the medical team include the management of pregnancy, including high-risk pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. Births occur in state-of-the-art birthing rooms. Two experienced paediatricians with many years of experience in neonatology and pediatric intensive care work permanently in the delivery room and the maternity ward. The department has beds for newborns with the possibility of observation and unique warming beds, incubators, and intensive care units.

The gynaecologists of the department have successful experience in treating malignant neoplasms of the female genital organs, urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse. In addition to inpatient treatment, the department provides outpatient counselling. More than 85% of all interventions are performed endoscopically, which helps to reduce recovery time and avoid severe complications.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic floor diseases
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the breast
  • Endometriosis
  • Myoma
  • Miscarriage
  • Malignant neoplasms of the female genital organs
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Ovarian diseases
  • Fallopian tube obstruction

Diagnostic options:

  • Pelvic floor EMG to measure muscle activity
  • Sonography of the pelvic floor
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Fallopian tube patency test
  • High-speed needle puncture under ultrasound guidance
  • Mammography
  • Breast MRI and magnetic resonance imaging

Treatment:

  • Urinary retention surgery and pelvic floor surgery
  • Operative laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Full breast surgery
  • miscarriage treatment
  • Small interventions on the labia (vulva) and vagina (vagina)
  • Outpatient chemotherapy
  • Outpatient operations

Obstetrics services: 

  • Integrated management of pregnancy
  • Natural childbirth
  • Сhildbirth in water
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Cesarean section
  • Pain relief during childbirth
  • Postpartum care
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1981 - 1986 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Duesseldorf
  • 1986 - 1987 Study of Human Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University
  • 1988 Doctoral thesis defence, University of Duesseldorf

Experience

  • 1993 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach
  • 1994 - 2001 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Maria Hilf Moenchengladbach
  • 2001 - 2008 Chief Physician of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Head of the Breast Center, Hospital Hetzelstift Neustadt an der Weinstrasse
  • Since 2009 Chief Physician of the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Professional Association of Gynecologists
  • German Continence Society
  • Association of Senior Physicians of Clinics
  • Association of Senior Gynecologists
  • Working Group on Urology
  • Working Group on Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
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