• Clinical examination and extensive pre-operative diagnostics (ultrasound, mammography, MRI, minimally invasive biopsies)
  • Determination of tumour quality and our recommendations for optimum treatment (Breast Team)
  • Collaborative preparation of the individual treatment strategy, information on all options and risk factors, as well as scheduling of the necessary dates (inpatient admission, surgery); preoperative discussion on the further strategy between the surgeon and others, e.g. the oncologist and/or radiologist is also possible
  • Ultrasound-assisted (since 2001) surgery to remove the tumour (digital connectivity between the theatre and the Institute for Imaging Diagnosis and Pathology)
  • Preparatory radiography/ultrasound, possibly breast reconstruction and diagnosis of the tumour biology, histopathological analysis of the surgery outcome
  • Determination of tumour-adapted, adjuvant therapy steps (Breast Team) and agreement of the necessary dates
  • Individual, patient-centric aftercare
  • Secondary breast reconstruction with thorough explanation of all options

The operations are performed by surgeons at the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Breast Surgery and at the Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics. We offer our patients various breast surgery techniques (ablative and conservative treatment), as well as reconstruction methods. The surgical methods are based on the individual circumstances of each patient and the applicable guidelines. Reconstructive measures are performed as primary or secondary treatments, depending on the opportunities and the overall treatment strategy. Our patients receive thorough advice on the reconstruction options and are given a recommendation.

  • Ablative therapy
  • Ablative therapy + expander insert for downstream reconstruction
  • Ablative therapy + immediate reconstruction with synthetic or autologous tissue
  • Conservative breast treatment through diagnostic tumour extirpation
  • Conservative breast treatment + reconstructive flap surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary lymph node biopsy
  • Secondary reconstruction

Reconstruction using synthetic or autologous tissue

  • Synthetic tissue: silicone gel implant
  • Autologous tissue: skin-fat tissue as a free tissue transplant by means of microsurgical connection from the lower abdomen with preservation of the stomach muscles (DIEP flap) or from the buttocks (S-GAP).
  • Nipple reconstruction, e.g. using material from the opposing nipple or other excess skin, or by tattoo.
  • Reconstruction of the areola, e.g. using tissue from the opposing side and/or by tattoo.
  • Volume substitution using autologous fat
  • Gynaecologists
    licensed practices in the region
     
  • Nuclear medicine
    Practice Dipl.-Med. Mitschke, Görlitz
     
  • Radiology
    Practice Dipl.-Med. Handrick, Görlitz
     
  • Medical Supplies Rosenkranz, Görlitz
     
  • Self-help group
    Female cancer survivors
     
  • Radiotherapy
    Practice Dr. med. Philipp, Görlitz
     
  • Palliative Ward
    Malteser Krankenhaus St. Carolus, Görlitz
     
  • University Clinic Münster, Gerhard Domagk Institute for Pathology (reference pathology)
    Prof. Dr. med. Werner Böcker
     
  • Christian Hospice Services Görlitz
    Mühlweg 3
    02826 Görlitz
     
  • University Hospital at TU Dresden
    Carus Consilium Sachsen GmbH
     
  • Regional Breast Centre Dresden at UCC – RBZ
    Director: Prof. Dr. med. Pauline Wimberger (University Hospital Dresden)
    Deputy Prof. Dr. med. A. Werner (Diakonissenkrankenhaus Dresden)
     
  • Centre for Family Breast and Ovarian Cancer at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden