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Department of obstetrics, gynaecology and mammology

Prof. Dr. med. Achim Wockel
gynaecology, obstetrics

About the department

The department of obstetrics, gynaecology and mammology at the University Hospital Wurzburg offers a full range of medical services for women with genital diseases. The department is also the centre for treating breast diseases in Lower Franconia. Every year, more than 300 women with breast cancer are treated according to the latest medical knowledge. The medical team also specializes in childbirth. With human attention and competence, doctors and midwives ensure the highest possible safety and a high degree of empathy in everything related to pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, more than 1300 babies are born in the department annually. In addition, the department has a centre for infertility, gynaecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine. Gynaecologists provide all methods of infertility, including in vitro fertilization.

The department pays special attention to gynaecological oncology and successfully treats cancer of the ovaries, uterus, cervix and vagina. Gynaecologists offer all traditional and modern therapies in surgical and conservative areas. The combination of minimally invasive and classical techniques allows the medical team to perform gentle operations, contributing to the patient's rapid return to everyday life. Caring for patients with the highest medical quality is the department's priority. The best possible care, satisfaction of individual needs and humanity are very important for the department's team.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Oncological diseases of the female reproductive system
  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Inflammatory diseases of the genital organs
  • Mammary cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Infertility

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Speculum examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Pap smear test (procedure to test for cervical cancer)
  • Transvaginal ultrasound (used to look at a woman's uterus, ovaries, tubes, cervix and pelvic area)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT) 
  • Mammography (uses a low-dose X-ray to see inside the breasts)
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy 
  • Biopsy with histopathology 

Treatment: 

  • Drug therapy 
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy 
  • Open surgery 
  • Minimally invasive surgery 
  • Endoscopic procedures 
  • Pediatric gynaecology 
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Obstetrics services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1995 - 1998 Preclinical Study of Medicine at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1998 - 2002 Study of Medicine (with practice) at the Free University of Berlin
  • 2002 Graduation from the Medical School and passing of the 3rd State Examination
  • 2003 Degree of the Candidate of Medical Sciences at the Charite University Hospital Berlin (magna cum laude)
  • 2003 - 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow at the Institute of Anatomy at the Charite University Hospital Berlin
  • 2007 - 2007 Research Fellow and Project Coordinator at the Center for Quality in Medicine, Berlin (a joint institution of the Federal Medical Chamber and the Federal Association of Sickness Fund Doctors)
  • 2010 Certified Medical Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Federal Medical Chamber of Baden-Württemberg

Experience

  • 2004 - 2005 Intern and Assistant Physician in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin, Charite University Hospital
  • 2005 - 2006 Assistant Physician in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Berlin, Charite University Hospital
  • 2007 - 2010 Assistant Physician at the University Hospital Ulm (rotation in the Departments of Obstetrics, Ultrasound Diagnostics, Surgery, Oncology)
  • 2010 Appointment to the position of the Senior Physician in Operative Gynecology at the University Hospital Ulm
  • 2010 - 2011 Leading Senior Physician in Gynecology at the University Hospital Ulm
  • 2012 Temporary Acting Medical Director in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Ulm
  • 2012 - 2014 Leading Senior Physician in the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Ulm, Head of the Interdisciplinary Breast Centre, Responsible for Healthcare Quality Management
  • 2013 Visiting Professor at the Medical Faculty, University of Ulm
  • Since 2014 Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Würzburg
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