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Department of gynaecology

Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich Wolff
gynaecology

About the department

The department of gynaecology at PAN Clinic Cologne specializes in the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of gynaecological diseases. Doctors of the department are MIС III certified by the Working Group on Gynecological and Obstetric Endoscopy (AGE), which confirms their high qualifications. The department uses the most modern medical procedures and doctors' experience to diagnose and treat specific women's complaints. Most operations in gynaecology can be performed on an outpatient basis, so you can leave the department after 2-6 hours accompanied. However, the patients can stay in the inpatient unit at request, where friendly medical staff will take care of their comfortable stay. 

The department uses endoscopic techniques in almost all surgical procedures. Thanks to the development of special optics and instruments, it is now possible to insert small tubes ("trocars") and perform the same operations under the vision that previously required large skin incisions. The skin incisions are now only a few millimetres long. Endoscopic methods allow the treatment of most female reproductive system diseases, benign tumours of the uterus and cervix, and endometriosis. In addition, laser therapy, minor surgery and plastic surgery are also used.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Ovarian diseases 
  • Uterine malformation 
  • Other pathological conditions of the female 

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Vaginal examination
  • Bimanual palpation
  • Transvaginal ultrasonography
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy (diagnostic uterine reflection) with and without anaesthesia
  • Colposcopy 
  • Cervical biopsy and endocervical curettage

Treatment options:

  • Operative hysteroscopy (surgical endoscopy of the uterus)
  • Separation of uterine partitions (uterine septal dissection)
  • Destruction of the womb lining (endometrial ablation)
  • Solution of pain-causing adhesions (adhesiolysis)
  • Fallopian tube cutting (sterilization)
  • Abortions for miscarriages (abortion curettage)
  • Conic section of the cervix (conization)
  • Small and plastic operations on the vagina and vulva
  • Treatment of genital warts (condyloma)
  • Destruction of the womb lining (endometrial ablation)
  • Treatment of endometriosis by laparoscopy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1983 Habilitation and Professorship

Experience

  • 1975 Assistant Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 1982 Senior Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 1989 Chief Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the Hospital in Cologne

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2004 President of the North Rhine-Westphalian Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • 2006 Member of the Expert Committee of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2007 Board Member of the German Association of Chief Physicians, German Working Group of Gynecologists and Obstetricians
  • 2015 Expert Group of the Institute for Quality Assurance and Transparency in Healthcare (IQTG)
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