Vivantes Gynecological Cancer Center
Vivantes Gynecological Cancer Center: Customized Diagnostics and Therapy
At the Gynecological Cancer Center you will be in safe hands for the treatment of all benign and malign diseases of the female genitals. Our focus is on you as a patient with your wishes and wellbeing. Practicing cutting-edge medicine based on the latest international standards and guidelines is a matter of course for us. Here at the Gynecological Cancer Center we treat tumors of the uterus (endometrial carcinoma), cancer of the uterine cervix (cervical carcinoma), diseases of the ovaries (ovarian carcinoma), and cancer diseases of the outer genitalia (vulvar carcinoma).
For our work the German Cancer Society awarded us the title of Gynecological Cancer Center and European Cancer Center.
Your life situation in the spotlight
Every woman has different needs. That's why we pay particular attention to your personal circumstances, such as age and whether you want children, especially when it comes to diseases of the uterus and ovaries.
At the Gynecological Cancer Center we offer you the full therapeutic spectrum–from determining early cell changes through drug and radiation therapy up to gentle surgery. Let yourself benefit from the long-standing cooperation between our different specialists. An interdisciplinary tumor board will discuss your test results to determine the therapy that is best suited for your needs.
We will have a sympathetic dialog about the diagnosis and all treatment options with you and your family, and make all decisions together. Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have questions or doubts. We are always happy to help.
Early detection and treatment of precancerous stages
A dysplasia is defined as cell changes in a tissue. It is not malign and does not cause any problems. However, a dysplasia that exists long enough may transform into a disease of the uterine cervix.
In order to avoid this as far as possible, we offer a dedicated clinic aimed at the early diagnosis and treatment of precancerous stages of this type.
We will examine your outer genitalia and the uterine cervix using a lens-based optical device (colposcope). To confirm the diagnosis, we may also collect a small tissue sample in some cases to help us determine the stage of the dysplasia.
A persistent infection with some varieties of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) increases the risk of developing certain cancer diseases of the uterine cervix and vagina. We can test you for an HPV infection and provide advice as to your personal risk.
For the therapy of precancerous stages, our seasoned surgeons offer a number of minimal-invasive procedures, including
- LOOP conization (high-frequency loop removal of diseased cervical tissue)
- Hysteroscopy and curettage
- Laser therapy in the area of the uterine cervix, vagina, and vulva (outer genitalia)
Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have any questions surrounding your treatment.
For changes of the ovaries or oviducts, we have all options for in-depth diagnostics at our disposal. We will perform an ultrasound exam or send a tissue sample to our laboratory to get a precise picture of the tumor markers. We also offer the possibility to have ovary tissue or egg cells preserved in the run-up to a scheduled chemotherapy. We will be happy to advise you in detail on this topic if you wish to do so.
Genetic counseling for mammary and ovary disease
Mammary and ovary cancer may be clustered within a family and passed on from one generation to the next. If several family members suffer from either or both conditions, you may be at an increased risk of contracting the disease yourself.
A detailed interview will supply us with first important clues whether an in-depth genetic test could be a reasonable avenue to take in your particular case. We will also discuss the therapeutic consequences the result could have for you. The actual test is a simple blood test.
Our clinic gives you the opportunity to address questions surrounding genetic inheritability and therapeutic options. Our team will provide you with comprehensive information.
Center for Minimal-Invasive Surgery,
Robot-Assisted Operations & Endometriosis Center
We also use our experience and expertise in the field of gentle operation techniques in the treatment of myoma (benign muscular knots of the uterus) and changes of the ovaries and oviducts.
As the Endometriosis Center, we possess extensive experience in the therapy of this disease which, while benign, is commonly associated with chronic pain. All abdominal changes can be the root cause of an inability to have children. A tissue and nerve-conserving operation is key here.
Do not hesitate to talk to us if you have any questions regarding this topic! Our experts will be happy to take time for you.
Particular specialization: gentle gynecological surgery
Our clinic places the focus explicitly on cutting-edge operations (robot-assisted if need be) of tumor disease in women. Our seasoned team offers you a wide spectrum of specialized surgical techniques to treat even advanced cancer diseases. Minimal-invasive surgical techniques (loophole surgery) are our standard. We are among the few clinics in Berlin to offer robot-assisted gynecological operations–this helps us perform even complex interventions while conserving nerves and tissue.