At the Gynecology Department of Klinikum Landkreis Erding, all types of cancer are treated and all related surgeries are performed by the department’s chief consultant. In order to provide the best possible medical care to patients suffering from breast cancer, the Gynecology Department participates in the Cooperative Breast Cancer Centre of Klinikum Landshut. Patients are given an appointment for diagnosis within 24 hours.
Furthermore, the physicians attend the joint tumour conference to discuss the further course of the treatment on an interdisciplinary basis, making it possible to provide every patient with the optimum therapy tailored to their individual needs. The surgery itself, which is always performed by the chief consultant, offers the full range of oncoplastic techniques – the breast can be preserved in 85% of all cases. During follow-up treatment, which takes place partly on an inpatient and partly on an outpatient basis, a multitude of services are offered, ranging from psychooncological counselling and information about pension entitlement to referral to self-help groups or follow-up therapy. In the event of abdominal cancer, the treatment is determined in close collaboration with the surgical and urology departments. Again, the interdisciplinary tumour conference attended by specialists within and outside the district provides an excellent platform to find the best course of treatment for patients. In more than 80% of all cases, the surgeries themselves are performed using minimally invasive techniques, i.e. keyhole surgery, the advantage being not only that scars are kept to a minimum but also that the postoperative healing process is usually much faster.
Last but not least, the Pelvic Floor Centre offers help for a condition that is embarrassing for many women. Every year, about four million women are affected by urinary incontinence, which is nevertheless still a taboo subject in medicine. In order to help affected patients and to enable a comprehensive diagnosis, what is referred to as an urodynamic measuring station was established last year, which allows for identifying the cause of the disorder, permitting the physician to treat the cause instead of merely treating the symptoms. The treatment options, which are determined after the measurement, range from pelvic floor exercises and drug therapy to surgical treatment performed in accordance with the latest standards. Again, utmost importance is attached to interdisciplinary treatment, with general practitioners being closely involved via the Erding Competence Network for Pelvic Floor Disorders.