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Department of gynaecology and obstetrics

Prof. Dr. med. Sven Mahner
gynecology and obstetrics, gynecological oncology

About the department

The department of gynaecology and obstetrics at University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich provides a full range of diagnostics and treatment for women with reproductive system diseases, urinary system, hormonal disorders, and also accompanies women during pregnancy, childbirth, and early postnatal period. The department also conducts consultations for girls with puberty disorders and problems of the gynaecological spectrum. Of particular interest to the department's doctors is the conservative and surgical treatment of malignant tumours. Under the guidance of highly qualified doctors, 78,000 inpatients and more than 85,000 outpatients are treated per year. The department is equipped with 2,000 beds. The department was awarded the title of Level I Perinatal Center, which shows the high quality of the services provided. Maternity rooms have specialized beds and aids such as balls, mats, wall bars, etc. Women are provided with psychological assistance, which helps to avoid stress during pregnancy and childbirth. There are various options for pain relief to choose from, such as homoeopathy, acupuncture, epidural anaesthesia. About 200 children are born in the department every day. Caring medical staff ensure patients have a comfortable stay in the hospital while doctors use the latest international guidelines to get the best result.

The department's primary focus is gynaecological diseases, including malignant and benign tumours of reproductive organs. Close cooperation with other departments within the clinic allows for quick diagnostic procedures, specialized treatment for gynaecological cancer and advanced surgeries.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Obstetric services:

  • Prenatal diagnostics and therapy
  • Management of high-risk pregnancies
  • Obstetric surgeries
  • Pain relief during childbirth (homoeopathy, acupuncture, epidural anaesthesia)
  • Postpartum care of mother and baby
  • Intensive care for premature infants and babies with congenital abnormalities


  • Uterine diseases (for example, uterine fibroids)
  • Ovarian diseases (for example, cysts)
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammatory and infectious diseases of the female urogenital organs
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Malignant gynaecological diseases
  • Рroblems with conceiving a child (reproductive medicine)
  • Gynaecological disorders in children
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Inflammatory and infectious diseases of the genitourinary system

Treatment options:

  • Drug therapy (for inflammatory and infectious diseases)
  • Surgical treatment (for neoplasms)
  • Hormone therapy (for gynaecological hormonal disorders)
  • Chemotherapy (for malignant neoplasms)
  • In vitro fertilization (for infertility)
  • Other services
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Doctor profile


  • 2003 Medical state examination and license to practice medicine, University of Heidelberg
  • 2003-2008 Further training in gynecology and obstetrics at the women's clinic of the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2008 Specialist in gynecology and obstetrics
  • Habilitation. Subject: “Prognostic factors associated with surgical treatment and biological properties of the tumor in ovarian cancer.”
  • Thesis defense. Subject: "Expression and localization of proteins with multiple drug resistance 2 and 3 in the intestines (rat testing)", Department of Internal Medicine IV, Heidelberg University


  • 2009-2012 Senior Physician of the Clinic For Gynaecology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2012-2015 Senior Consultant of the Clinic For Gynaecology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2015 Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic For Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 2001 Scholarship from the International Academy of Life Sciences
  • 2001 Scholarship from the Carl Duisberg Society
  • 2001 Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service
  • 2006 Poster Prize of the North German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 2009 Translational Research Prize of the Gynecological Oncology Working Group (Senior)
  • 2009 Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2009 Georg Ernst Konjetzny Prize of the Hamburg Cancer Society
  • 2010 Niall O'Higgins Award from the European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • 2012 Staude-Pfannenstiel Prize of the North German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 100 Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • 200 Published national and international congress reports
  • 20 Articles in books
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