Centre for Paediatric Medicine / Women´s Clinic

Women's Clinic

The Women's Clinic offers its patients the entire spectrum of treatments available in gynaecology and obstetrics. Here, the emphasis lies in minimally-invasive surgery, oncological therapy including mamma surgery, urogynaecology and prenatal medicine.

Obstetrics: the perinatal centre (along with the neonatology ward) fulfils all requirements for centres providing the highest level of care, and is among Germany's ten leading maternity clinics. Every year, over 3,000 children are born here. Additionally, a very high amount of multiple births and the successful care of very small premature babies makes the Women's Clinic one of Germany's leading maternity clinics.

Gynaecology: It was stated during the control audit of the past years that the breast centre continues to fulfil the high quality standards set by the German Cancer Society and the German Senology Society. In 2011, we were the first clinic of the region who established intraoperative radiation for patients with breast cancer.

As early as 2007, the Centre for Gynaecological Cancer was established at the Women's Clinic and in 2009 according to DIN ISO 9001:2008 as well as according to the criteria of the German Cancer Society, it was certified as the first institution in Stuttgart and the region and in 2012 it was certified again.

Treatment and care emphases

  • Minimally invasive surgery even with malignant diseases
  • Fertility surgery
  • Myoma centre
  • Endometriosis centre
  • Breast cancer
  • Mamma surgery and plastic reconstruction
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Obstetrics
  • Urogynaecology
  • Incontinence centre
  • Obstetrics
  • Prenatal diagnostics

Special offers and facilities

  • Prenatal deformation consultations in cooperation with the paediatric surgery and pediatric cardiology clinic at the Olgahospital
  • Perinatal centre (Neonatological intensive care unit at the Olgahospital, next to the delivery room)
  • Acupuncture consultations for birth preparation
  • Midwives’ college
  • Midwives’ delivery room
  • Endometriosis outpatient department
  • Hormone treatment consultations
  • Fertility consultations
  • Urodynamic consultation
  • Dysplasia and laser consultations
  • Chemotherapy outpatient department
  • Breast consultation

Distinguished procedures in diagnosis and therapy

  • Minimal invasive surgery of cervical cancer (“laparoscopic Wertheim”)
  • Minimal invasive surgery of cervical cancer including pelvic and paraaortic lymphonodectomy
  • Intraoperative radiation of breast cancer patients (INTRABEAM® procedure) since May 2011
  • Adhesion prophylaxis with ovaria displacement and Fibrin adhesion, e.g. adhesiolyses and endometriosis surgeries
  • CO² laser
  • Argon beamer
  • 3D, 4D sonography, intraoperative sonography, laparoscopic ultrasonic sensor
  • CUSA (ultrasound tissue destruction) for optimal tumour removal in case of ovarian cancer
  • Uterus embolisation (cooperation with the clinic for diagnostic and interventional radiology)
  • Differential colposcopy
  • Establishment of a cryobank for cryo-preservation of ovarian tissue in cooperation with Bonn University
  • Minimally invasive excision of breast tumours (sonographically guided vacuum biopsy)

Studies / scientific activities

  • Ovar 12 (ovarian cancer)
  • Ovar 15 Trinova (ovarian cancer)
  • Present (mamma carcinoma)
  • Brawo (mamma carcinoma)
  • TargitE (solely intraoperative radiation of mamma carcinomas)
  • Terra (Endometriosis)

Quality assurance

  • According to the nationwide quality research, number of severe childbirth injuries (third degree perineal tear) was only half as high in comparison to the average of Baden-Württemberg. In case of emergency caesarean section, the child was born and treated by a paediatrician in less than 10 minutes after decision had been made.

Hospital numbers

2015 2016 2017  
79 82 82 Available Beds, inpatient
6.844 6.642 6.484 Inpatient Cases *
3.6 3.7 3.6 Length of stay in days

* without healthy newborns

Selected services (number of cases)

2015 2016 2017  
3.253 3.129 3067 Births
526 508 501 Inpatients Cancer centre
1.104 1.056 1.012 Laparoscopic surgery