Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

‘Women’s disease: the very name shows that the medical field of gynaecology is still fraught with taboos. Our specialists and nursing staff are working to counteract this situation by applying an open-minded approach.’
(Chief Physician PD Dr. med. Dieter Mink)

The Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics covers the entire spectrum of gynaecology and obstetrics at a high level. The objectives are fourfold:

  • new diagnostic and therapeutic measures are subject to critical review and, if the assessment is positive, integrated into the spectrum of services that the clinic provides.
  • Alongside the operative spectrum, conservative therapeutic procedures also have high priority. In cooperation with gynaecologists in private practice, the aim is to identify alternatives to surgery as well.
  • In addition to an optimal, modern medical offer, it is the human care and the psychosocial assistance provided to patients that are particularly important.
  • Close cooperation with other, highly qualified clinics in the Municipal Hospital ensures optimal results even where the questions presented are complex and interdisciplinary.

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The spectrum of services offered by the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics ranges from obstetrics in the Perinatal Centre to the entire range of gynaecological treatments.

Gynaecology

  • Clarification of changes in breast tissue together with radiology and pathology, minimally invasive removal of tissue samples
  • In cases of benign and malignant changes of the breast tissue, all operations are performed taking oncoplastic principles into account; breast reconstruction together with the Clinic for Plastic Surgery
  • Clarification of questionable cell smears or tissue changes by means of videocolposcopy, molecular biology, sampling
  • Colposcopic sampling of cervical tissue (VITOM)
  • Outpatient or inpatient performance of so-called ‘minor’ gynaecological interventions, such as curettage, abdominoscopy, etc.
  • Clarification and treatment of incontinence or descending of the pelvic floor by means of pelvic floor ultrasound and urodynamics
  • Differentiated corrective surgery for incontinence or descending of the pelvic floor, including use of autologous tissue to preserve the uterus or using ligaments and netting
  • Operations on the ovaries or fibroids, almost exclusively using minimally invasive surgical techniques, laparoscopic or hysteroscopic
  • Hysterectomy, almost always minimally invasive, through the vagina or laparoscopically (LASH or TLH)
  • Interventions for malignant changes on uterus, ovaries or outer genitalia, minimally invasive if possible

Obstetrics in the Perinatal Centre

  • Prenatal diagnostics
  • Color-Coded Doppler Sonography
  • 3D/4D ultrasound
  • Support for high-risk pregnancies
  • Inpatient treatment for illnesses during pregnancy
  • 24-hour presence of obstetrician, midwife, paediatrician, anaesthesiologist and surgical team
  • Integrated postpartum ward with in-depth lactation consultation

Chefarzt PD Dr. med. Dieter MinkChief Physician PD Dr. med. Dieter Mink
Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Special Obstetrics and Perinatal Medicine
Special Operative Gynaecology/Gynaecological Oncology
Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine
Senior Mamma Surgeon Pursuant to DKG/DGS


Authorisations to provide advanced training:

  • Full authorisation to provide advanced training for gynaecology: 60 months


Leitende Oberärztin Dipl. med. Marion BaudisManaging Senior Physician Dipl. med. Marion Baudis
Urodynamics, Incontinence Operation
Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

 



Oberärztin Marlene HuangSenior Physician Marlene Huang

Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

 

 

 

Oberarzt Eugen Krasula-Schäfer  Senior Physician Eugen Krasula-Schäfer
 
Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

 

 

 

Senior Physician Shadi Shahin
Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

 

 



PerinatalzentrumIn the Perinatal Centre, together with the Clinic for Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, all births from the 28th week of pregnancy, or from a child weight of 1,250 grams or more, are supervised. The midwives working in the hospital come from a large group practice and provide individual and personal care for pregnant women. At the same time, they provide the Perinatal Centre with the essential 24-hour presence of midwives in the delivery room.

Even before the birth, the midwife practice supports expecting parents with a variety of birth-preparation courses; it also ensures continuous, intensive support during the postpartum period. An appealingly designed delivery-room area, with family room, birthing tubs, and all of the facilities used to choose an individual delivery position, all work together to ensure a private and calm atmosphere in which to experience the birth. At the same time, one always has the option of intervening if problems arise.

Just a few steps from the postpartum ward, on the same floor, is the Clinic for Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. The clinic houses a modern intensive care unit for premature babies with experienced doctors specialising in the care of newborn and premature babies.

On the obstetrics ward, there are only single and double rooms. Frequent and welcome use is made of the partly hotel-like family rooms, which are also open to new fathers. The surcharge for this is currently EUR 46.98 per day.

The aim of the midwife delivery room is to promote the physiological birth as well as the self-determination of the woman while carrying through with one-on-one support between the midwife and mother during the birth itself. In the unlikely event of complications, a doctor can be called in as well.

The concept of the midwife delivery room is not a replacement for the physician-managed standard delivery room. Instead, it is an additional care concept in the hospital, the main difference being that the support is provided by the midwife.

It meets the often-heard desire to give birth to one’s child in an atmosphere that is as private as possible, free from the anonymous goings-on of a hospital. At the same time, however, it offers the seamlessly high security of a fully equipped hospital for mother and child – including 24-hour availability of a surgical team and Perinatal Centre.

Here, the midwife assists the pregnant woman over a longer period of time, and this promotes a relationship of trust. During the birth, she is there exclusively for the woman in her care, to whom she can devote her entire attention.
 
Prerequisites for a midwife-directed birth are:

  • Pregnancy free from complications
  • Birth from the 37th week of pregnancy
  • Registration between the 25th and 37th week of pregnancy

The cooperation partner for midwife-directed delivery in the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens is ‘Hebammenhaus Plus Gesundheitspflege’. The hospital-staff practice has enjoyed a very close working relationship with the team of midwives for many years.

Visit the website: www.hebammen-pirmasens.de

'Guter Start ins Kinderleben' ('‘A healthy start to life’), a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth at the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens, offers individual consultations to mothers and families in need of assistance. They can also obtain information on offers in the vicinity and, if necessary, contact can be made to sources of further assistance. Taken together, this offer gives them valuable tools they can use to get their children’s lives off to the best possible start.

After all, the birth of a child marks the beginning of a completely new phase in life for the parents, as this is a very special event that often presents them with considerable challenges. Right from the beginning, every child has the right to grow up healthy and to be protected from violence and abuse. This is both a parental responsibility and a societal mandate for youth welfare offices, counselling centres, kindergartens, schools, midwives, maternity clinics and paediatricians in private practice.

Maternity clinics in particular, such as the one in the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens, have a decisive role to play: they provide assistance to parents before, during and after a birth. In this way, any health problems can be identified and treated early on.

 

Hebammenhaus "Plus Gesundheitspflege"

The midwives at the midwives’ practice and the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens provide assistance during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum phases of life.

The birth of a child always means a change in a person’s accustomed everyday life and sometimes poses a considerable challenge for parents. That’s why it’s good to know that help, answers to questions and support are available!

As part of the nationwide project, ‘A healthy start to life’, Hebammenhaus Plus Gesundheitspflege offers, if necessary, a personal consultation to all parents during this phase of life, in order to direct parents towards the individual support and offers available to them.

Changing nappies, lots of tears,
Hunger, often at night, one fears,
Fever, stomach aches and teething,
Farewell to freedom – might leave you seething.
Peace and quiet a thing of the past,
But don’t worry, because at last,
We’re here to help, our dears…

 

Help and assistance with the cooperation partners of the City of Pirmasens

  • Consultation and assistance for pregnant women, single parents, young mothers and families with children aged 0-3 years
  • in the event of financial difficulties
  • in case of housing problems
  • in case of bonding difficulties
  • in case of uncertainty with the child
  • in case of problems with addiction
  • in case of psychological stress
  • in case of unemployment
  • volunteer family assistants
  • educational aids
  • consultations for immigrants

 

Cooperation partners:

Kath. Familienbildungsstätte Pirmasens
Unterer Sommerwaldweg 44
66953 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/64416

Caritas-Zentrum Pirmasens
Klosterstraße 9a
66953 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/2740-0

Haus der Diakonie
Waisenhausstraße 5
66954 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/22360

Interventionsstelle Pirmasens
Beratung und Information für Opfer von Gewalt
Winzler Straße 20-24
66955 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/289431

Pakt für Pirmasens
Marienstraße 6
66955 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/877-252

REHA Westpfalz, Standort Pirmasens
Roland-Betsch-Straße 1a
66954 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/239280

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e. V.
Regionalverband Westpfalz
Kaiserstraße 53
66955 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/2118-0

Local youth welfare offices are also available for all questions around child education and development; you may consult these services for advice or to apply for individual assistance.

For citizens of the City of Pirmasens:
Stadtverwaltung Pirmasens
Amt für Jugend und Soziales
Maler-Bürkel-Straße 33
66954 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/877-255

For citizens of Southwest Palatinate County:
Kreisverwaltung Südwestpfalz
- Jugendamt -
Unterer Sommerwaldweg 40-42
66953 Pirmasens
Telephone: 06331/809-0

The Breast Centre provides the best possible diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant changes in the breast. Many groups of specialists work together closely and in a structured manner to make this happen. Most of these disciplines are represented locally, while there are firm partnerships with others. The main areas of specialisation are:

  • Gynaecology: Management of the Breast Centre with coordination of diagnosis and therapy, ultrasound diagnostics, tissue samplings, surgical therapy, care during inpatient stay
  • X-ray diagnostics (X-ray Department and radiological practice): Examination of the breast with mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, tissue samplings, marking of changes not palpable or representable in the ultrasound under X-ray control, and of course sonographic or radiological diagnostics of all other organs. So-called nuclear-medicine examinations are also performed here such as those required, for example, to the representation of the sentinel lymph node. At the weekly tumour conferences, any relevant pre- and postoperative X-rays or ultrasound images are analysed with radiologists from private practice and the hospital.
  • Mammography screening: One of the screening centres of for mammography screening in the Palatinate is located in the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens, and one of our breast surgeons takes part in the weekly screening conferences. All of the pathological findings are discussed here and the course going forward determined.
  • Drug-based tumour therapy (practices Dr. Holländer and Dr. Scheuer): Hormonal, chemotherapeutic or immunological treatment of breast cancer. All steps of treatment are laid down in shared, weekly tumour conferences in consultation with all of the disciplines. If treatments must be performed on an inpatient basis, this is done in close consultation with the treating oncologists on the gynaecological ward.
  • Radiotherapy: There are partnership arrangements in place with the radiotherapeutic departments at Westpfalz-Klinikum Kaiserslautern and at Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes in Homburg. radiotherapist regularly participates in the weekly tumour conferences as well.
  • Pathology (Westpfalz-Klinikum Kaiserslautern): Pathologists perform the entire histologic diagnosis of tissue samples and surgical specimens during or after the operation. The important special examinations of tumour tissue that form the basis for individually tailored treatment are also carried out in the Pathology Department. A pathologist regularly participates in the weekly tumour conference.
  • Plastic Surgery (Medical Director Dagmar Wieczorek): Breast reconstruction with implants or autologous tissue from the back or stomach is always planned and performed in concert with plastic surgeons.
  • Oncology nursing: Parallel to nursing and medical care on the ward, all patients with malignant diseases are attended to by a member of our nursing staff specialising in oncology.


Psychosocial care: The in-house Social Service looks after individual questions of care and rehabilitation measures. All patients are also contacted by a psychologist specialising in tumorous diseases (in cooperation with the Cancer Society of Rhineland-Palatinate – Krebsgesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz) and provided with in-depth support if needed.

The Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics holds an information event for expecting parents every first and third Tuesday of the month; the event begins at 7:00 p.m. Here midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians together provide information about the offers and opportunities of the hospital’s own Perinatal Centre. The event is followed by a tour of the delivery rooms and the obstetrics ward in small groups.

Within the framework of the ‘Patient Forum support association’, there are also regular public lectures on topics in gynaecology and obstetrics.

Contact the doctors

Chief Physician:Chefarzt PD Dr. med. Dieter Mink
PD Dr. med. Dieter Mink

Telephone:
06331/714-1301
Gyn@kh-pirmasens.de

 

Leitende Oberärztin Dipl. med. Marion BaudisManaging Senior Physician:
Dipl. med. Marion Baudis

Telephone:
06331/714-1301
Gyn@kh-pirmasens.de


Senior Physician:
Marlene Huang

Contact the clinic

Friedlinde LüdeckeSecretariat:
Friedlinde Lüdecke

Telephone:
06331/714-1301
Gyn@kh-pirmasens.de

Delivery room
Telephone:
06331/714-1306


Tour of delivery room and ward offered
every first and third Tuesday of the month
Telephone:
06331/714-1306
 
Registration for the ‘bladder consultation’,
Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Telephone:
06331/714-1301
 
Hebammenhaus Midwives’ Practice
„Plus Gesundheitspflege"
Telephone:
06331/2890277