With the use of ultrasound examinations, diseases of the womb and ovaries can be detected early, which would otherwise only be detected in advanced stage during manual examination. For this reason, ultrasound examinations – together with the so-called “smear test” and breast examination by means of palpation – constitute the most important preventative tool in gynecology.
Gynecological cancer prevention
The occurrence of cervical cancer varies worldwide. In Israel it is roughly 5 women per 100,000 per year, 8 in Austria and 17 in the USA. Intercourse at a young age and frequent change of partner are risk factors for cervical cancer. The best prevention is annual smear tests as well as HPV testing and vaccination as well as tissue sample analyses.
Menopausal symptoms – consultation and therapy
During the menopause, women experience a strong hormonal shift which marks the start of a new stage of life for women. In this transitional phase, intense physical and psychological symptoms often occur which can be significantly alleviated with a personally customized treatment, such as hormone replacement therapy. In order to determine the most suitable therapies, a careful analysis of the symptoms and an examination of the hormonal status are required.
Desire to have children – consultation and therapy
An unfulfilled desire to have children is often a huge burden for couples. During an initial consultation, I give advice on the necessary investigations and possible therapies. This can often alleviate many worries and concerns. The treatment begins with ‘cycle monitoring’, followed by an analysis of the hormonal status as well as a vaginal ultrasound. A patency test of the fallopian tubes may be useful. To clarify the causes, a spermiogram of the man should also be prepared.
Only on the basis of the results of these investigations can the next steps – such as stimulation therapy – be defined in a targeted manner. In the area of artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization, I work closely with highly specialized colleagues who I will refer you to following preparative therapies, should you opt for this method.
Surgical gynecology is undergoing a transformation. It is important to always be up to date in terms of the latest procedures. On the basis of my many years of experience as a senior physician at the Donauspital (SMZ Ost) and training under renowned experts in specialized hospitals, I have a varied surgical routine and experience with the latest surgical methods. In the case of major or complex procedures, I consult an additional expert in order to guarantee optimal care.
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology
Symptoms in the genital area in girls can have a variety of causes depending on their age. Furthermore, gynecological disorders in girls manifest differently than they do in adult women, even the progression is different. It is therefore important to align therapies accordingly. I am specialized in the gynecological examination, diagnostics and treatment of girls. As the President of the Plattform für interdisziplinäre Kinder- und Jugendgynäkologie Österreich [Austrian Platform for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology], I am dedicated to the optimal gynecological care of girls – from birth until adulthood – thanks to funded continuous training measures.