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Prof. Dr. med. Amadeus Hornemann, MPH image

Department of gynaecology and obstetrics

Prof. Dr. med. Amadeus Hornemann, MPH

About the department

The department of gynaecology and obstetrics at Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main is one of Germany's leading centres for minimally invasive gynaecological surgeryMore than 2,500 minimally invasive operations on the pelvic organs and more than 1,000 surgical interventions are performed annually. In addition to surgical treatments, the department also deals with all diseases requiring conservative gynaecological treatment. Furthermore, doctors work closely with the interventional radiology department, which uses the most advanced imaging techniques for diagnosis. The department has an obstetrics department consisting of four delivery rooms, an operating room and two resuscitation stations for newborns. All rooms are warm and friendly and designed for maximum patient comfort. Midwives, pediatric nurses and doctors are always ready to help patients professionally and competently, so the department has founded a parents' school with an extensive program of courses.

The main focus is to treat mild and severe forms of endometriosis, benign and malignant diseases of the reproductive system. The department was the first to use tendon transfer surgery to treat abdominal pain and urinary disorders. Since 2012, 3D laparoscopy has also been widely used, thanks to which interventions are carried out much more accurately and safely.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Genital tract infections
  • Benign and malignant tumours
  • Pregnancy-related diseases
  • Bleeding during pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Breast cancer

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Anamnesis 
  • Clinical examination (speculum examination)
  • Microbiology 
  • Colposcopy 
  • Pap smear (involves collecting cells from cervix)
  • Laboratory tests 
  • Transvaginal ultrasound 
  • Endocervical curettage
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy with biopsy 

Treatment options:

  • Minimally invasive gynaecology procedures 
  • Laparoscopy
  • Hormone therapy to prevent relapse
  • Drug therapy for pain
  • Complementary medical therapies, such as traditional Chinese medicine or osteopathy
  • Surgical narrowing of the vagina (vaginoplasty)
  • Plastic mesh implantation
  • Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy)
  • Operations to stabilize the pelvic floor (usually with plastic mesh)
  • Laparoscopic pelvic and para-aortic lymphonodectomy
  • Minimally invasive descensus surgery
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Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2019 Kurt Semm Prize of the Gynecological Endoscopy Working Group
  • 2020 Published  article in "Science Direct": For the first time ever, incontinence could be cured by a tendon transplant
  • MIC III - Working Group for Gynecological Endoscopy
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