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Department of mammology, obstetrics and gynaecology

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Untch
mammology, obstetrics and gynaecology

About the department

The department of mammology, obstetrics and gynaecology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is certified by the German Cancer Society as a gynaecological cancer centre, and dysplasia consultation centre, and the head of the department is a certified continence specialist. Medical care at the highest level is essential for the department's team - true to their motto "safe & individual". More than 3,000 children see the light of day in these obstetrics wards every year. A caring atmosphere and professional staff ensure that mothers experience the birth of their children as safely and comfortably as possible. Cancer therapy is a main priority. The interdisciplinary teamwork of doctors from different specialist groups is a prerequisite for a reliable diagnosis and optimal cancer therapy. Through cooperation, local professionals enable cancer patients to receive individual and optimal therapy. In addition, the self-help project EVA supports women affected with breast cancer.

The range of treatment and diagnosis includes breast diseases (mammology), gynaecology, and obstetrics. Cancer treatment, including novel treatment methods in clinical studies, are available following the latest guidelines. Support through rehabilitation and psychological counselling is also provided.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Gynaecological range of services:

  • Diseases of the breast (benign and malignant diseases of the breast)
  • Help with incontinence (diagnosis and treatment of bladder weakness in women)
  • Diseases of the lower abdomen (fibroids, uterine disorders, etc)
  • Dysplasia (treatment of precancerous lesions of the female genital organs)
  • Breast nurses (competent help, support, and advice for breast cancer)
  • Cancer studies (we offer participation in selected cancer studies.)
  • Ovarian cancer (diagnosis and therapy in ovarian carcinoma)

Obstetrician range of services: 

  • Cesarean section (primary cesarean section)
  • Waterbirth (relaxed and safe birth in the birthing pool)
  • Pain therapy (our measures to relieve birth pains)
  • Newborn care (recommended examinations in newborns)
  • Baby photography (our professional photo service to capture your baby's first days forever)

Mammology (breast centre):

  • Breast cancer therapy and diagnostics
  • Psychological support
  • Project EVE 
  • Cancer studies
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1978 – 1984 Medical studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; elective studies of internal medicine and surgery, University Hospital of Augsburg; second elective studies of gynaecology and obstetrics, University Hospital of München-Großhadern
  • 1984 – 1986 Research Associate – oncologist in gynaecology oncology laboratory, department of obstetrics and gynecology, University Hospital of Munich-Großhadern
  • 1987 Graduation Magna cum Laude (M.D. Thesis)
  • 1990 – 1991 Postdoc Research Associate, department gynecologic oncology, School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA
  • 1990 – 1992 Fellow, department obstetrics and gynaecology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1992 Dr. med. obstetrics and gynaecology
  • 2005 Professor

Experience

  • Since 2006 Chief Physician gynaecology and obstetrics and Head of the Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Center at Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of 968 research papers
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