Interdisciplinary Centers

Certified Centre for Gynaecological Cancer

Compared to breast cancer, cancer diseases of the uterus, ovaries, vagina or vulva are less common. All the more important for optimal treatment is the experience of large centres for gynaecological cancers, such as the Women’s Clinic in Bad Cannstatt Hospital. We consider ourselves as a competence centrer, where not only the organ is treated, but also the particular situation of our patients is taken into account. We stand for sensitive diagnosis and therapy based on scientific knowledge.

At the Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in Stuttgart Hospital specialists work together for interdisciplinary diagnosis and therapy:

  • Gynaecology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Psycho-oncology

Depending on tumour spread the following disciplines are consulted for and after the operation:

  • Visceral surgery
  • Urology
  • Surgical intensive care
  • Plastic surgery

Range of services

From diagnosis to therapy

  • Ultrasound
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Smear tests/biopsies


Diagnostic Radiology

  • Computer tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)
  • Positrons-emissions-tomography (PET)


Oncologic surgical spectrum

  • most modern gynaecological surgical procedures
  • use of minimally invasive OP techniques (less pain, less scarring and cosmetically attractive, followed by radiation therapy easier and more effective)
  • chances of recovery by selective use of extensive tumour surgery
  • quick mobilization after the operation (Fast-track)
  • highly effective postoperative pain therapy
  • determination of resistance to chemotherapy


Conservative therapy procedures (ambulatory and stationary)

  • Anti-hormonal therapy
  • Antibody therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Pain, nutrition and physiotherapy
  • Psycho-oncological concepts
  • Palliative care

Many patients may have the opportunity to participate in new treatment methods in the form of studies.

Operation planning with sensitivity
Individual operation planning allows for optimal therapy. While on one hand there is today the possibility for more and more radical gynaecological operations supported by visceral surgery, urology and intensive care, highly advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques are also available requiring great experience. Many gynaecological tumours can be operated in this protective manner. The operational standards are based on guidelines of the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) and the German Cancer Aid.

Histological examination
The microscopic examination of tissue samples specifies the right treatment path.

Tumour conference
The individual treatment strategy is interdisciplinary discussed and determined, involving all disciplines in the weekly tumour conference.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are individually tailored to the patient, based on guidelines.

See the person as a whole - Psycho-oncological care
The diagnosis of cancer for affected women and relatives poses an extreme burden. Existential anxiety, worry and despair may appear. Hospitalization, treatments and possible side effects are experienced as stressful. Also in follow-up, questions arises as to what to do next and how life will go on after the disease. All patients can get consultation and support from the psycho-oncology team. Together, individual goals are defined.

Studies
To improve the treatment of patients with gynaecological cancers, the Gynaecological Cancer Centre of Stuttgart Hospital is involved in national and international therapy studies in which patients may participate, if desired.

Quality
Our task is the guideline-oriented and quality-assured treatment of all cancers in the field of gynaecology. The Centre meets the requirements of the Gynaecological Oncology Association (AGO) of the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG). The result quality is regularly inspected internally and externally in collaboration with the oncology focus of Stuttgart.

Consulting hours

Consulting hours for the Centre for Gynaecological Cancers
Daily from 9.00 - 16.00
Telephone for gynaecological outpatient registration +49(0)711 278-62720

Private consulting hour for Prof. Dr. Ulrich Karck
Tuesday to Thursday 14.00 - 17.00
Registration telephone +49(0)711 278-63140

Treatment Team

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Karck
    Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Olgahospital / Frauenklinik
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Münter
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Katharinenhospital, and MCC director Radiotherapy, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Tilo Andus
    Medical Director of the department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and and internistic Oncology, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Bosse
    Medical Director of the Institute of Pathology, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Kretz
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Götz Martin Richter
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Götz Martin Richter, Prof. Dr. Hans Henkes
    Medical Directors of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology / Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Gabriele Pöpperl
    Medical Director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Annegret Eckhardt-Henn
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Dr. Helmut Heilbronner
    Medical Director of the Institute of Clinical Genetics, Olga Hospital
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Shneh Sethi
    Head of the Central Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Katharinenhospital
  • Dr. Beate Luz
    Medical Director of the Central Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Blood Transfusion Service, Katharinenhospital
  • Ursula Banzhaf, MBA
    Director of the Therapy Centre of Stuttgart Hospital