Univ-Prof Dr Dr K. Rainer Kimmig
Director
Specialist for Gynecologic oncology and breast cancer
Essen, Germany

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Treatment focus

  • Computer-assisted, robotic minimally invasive surgery, above all for malignant diseases
  • Endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterine cavity)
  • Cervical cancer (cancer of the cervix)
  • Ovarian cancer (cancer of the ovaries)
  • Vulvar cancer (cancer of the vulva)
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the breast (e.g. breast cancer)
  • Augmentation/reduction plastic surgery
  • Incontinence and pelvic floor weakness

Medical range

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the breast by means of tumour and cosmetic surgical procedures (augmentation/reduction plastic surgery, reconstructive operations)
  • Minimally invasive surgery (keyhole technique) for a gentle treatment of both benign and malignant diseases of the uterus or ovaries
  • Radical and organ-retaining tumour surgery for malignant tumours in the area of the uterus, ovaries, vagina and vulva (inguinal, pelvic, para-aortal lymphadenectomy, exenterations)
  • Reconstructive surgery for fallopian tube patency after sterilisation
  • Paediatric gynaecological operations
  • Aesthetic operations in the genital area
  • Operations to conserve fertility because of treatments which are toxic to the ovaries (e.g. chemotherapy)
  • Drug-based tumour therapy
  • Gentle c-section (following the Misgav-Ladach approach)
  • Urogynaecology: Pelvic floor weakness (e.g. uterine prolapse), urinary incontinence (urge incontinence, stress incontinence, and overflow incontinence)

 

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Specialist diagnostics for breast tumours using mammography (tomography), MRI and high frequency sonography
  • Specialist diagnostics for gynaecological tumours using high frequency sonography, colour-coded Doppler sonography, PET-MR and PET-CT scanning techniques
  • Detection and characterization of circulating tumour cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow blood due to breast cancer and gynaecological tumours
  • Special consultations for breech presentation and preference for vaginal delivery
  • Special consultations for twin pregnancies and preference for vaginal delivery
  • Early detection of pre-eclampsia through the determination of sFlt-PLGF quotients

About

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. Rainer Kimmig is a specialist in women's cancer. This includes the specialisations of operative gynaecology and gynaecological oncology as well as minimally invasive surgery (MIC – da Vinci and classic) and computer-assisted precision surgery (robotic surgery). He is head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital of Essen.

Individual treatments and gentle procedures

Prof. Kimmig places great importance on a gentle yet effective treatment tailored to his patients both in the early detection of malignant tumours as well as in the treatment of the patients. An accurate knowledge of the cancer diseases is necessary in order to weigh the risks and benefits and provide the best-possible treatment for the patient.

More than 20,000 independently performed operations and the innovative development of operations

In personally performing over 20,000 operations, Prof. Kimmig has gained considerable experience and further developed the best and most gentle techniques. In 2014, he was the first gynaecologist in Europe to carry out an operation with the latest "da Vinci Xi" technology.

He thus sets new quality standards in treatment. With the successful application of this system, radical operations such as lymph node removal as well as simpler ones such as hysterectomy (uterine removal) can be carried out more gently and quickly as well as with less risk and more precision.

 

Prof. Kimmig and his team offer the following specialisations:

Gynaecological oncology at the Gynaecological Cancer Centre in Essen:

  • Uterine cancer (cervical and endometrial carcinoma)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vulvar and vaginal carcinoma
  • Nerve-conserving radical operations
  • Fertility-preserving operations
  • Recurrent operations

 

Urogynaecology (pelvic prolapse):

  • Uterine prolapse
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Bladder prolapse
  • Urine leakage
  • Modern banding techniques
  • Minimally invasive procedures

 

Operative and minimally invasive gynaecology:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy with uterine contents
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Ovarian diseases
  • Cervical cancer
  • "Robotic surgery"

 

Breast cancer at the Breast Cancer Centre in Essen:

  • Cosmetic, breast preserving operations
  • Radiation-free sentinel lymph node extraction (no radioactivity)
  • Intra-operative radiotherapy
  • Modern diagnostics to avoid chemotherapy

 

Practical experience and exploration of new treatment methods in gynaecological treatment

By combining the practical experience in the operative treatment of cancer diseases with the latest research results, Prof. Kimmig and his team can always offer their patients the most modern treatment. At the same time as the clinical treatment, the established scientific team works towards improving diagnostics and drug therapy. Prof. Kimmig is personally committed to optimising the operative treatment. He strives to safely remove tumours with increasingly less strain.

A study centre was set up at the University Hospital of Essen o enable patients to participate in studies, thereby giving them the opportunity to receive new and possibly better medicines. Numerous studies are offered to patients with breast cancer and ovarian cancer. In 2002, the "Study Centre for Ovarian Carcinoma - Essen" was set up by the working group for gynaecological oncology. Dr Kimmig was in charge of this.

Professor Kimmig's research also includes clinical studies on specific tumour treatment as well as long-term survival after gynaecological cancer.

Certifications and excellence in the treatment of cancer in women.

As a member of the council and vice president of ESGO (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology), Prof. Kimmig developed the gynaecological cancer centre according to European standards and had it certified in 2008 (ESGO). In addition, the centre was awarded the "OnkoZert" award of the German Cancer Society for excellence in the treatment of cancer of the female body.

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Curriculum vitae

1978 – 1984 Studies in human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich
1984 Medical licence
1986 Docorate awarded "summa cum laude"
1991 Specialist examination with qualification as a gynaecologist and obstetrician
1991 – 1998 Consultant - Clinic and Polyclinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the University of Munich - Großhadern
1998 – 2001 Chief Consultant - Clinic and Polyclinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the University of Munich, Großhadern
1994 – 2001 Head of the Training Center of the Gynaecologic Endoscopy Working Group of the German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the University of Munich, Großhadern
1999 Post-doctoral qualification and nomination as "Private Lecturer" at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (LMU)
2000 Appointed to the Chair of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Ruhr-University Bochum
Since 2001 Professor for Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Chair of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Medical Faculty of the University of Essen
2001 – today Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Essen
Since 2002 Establishment and direction of the "Leading Center for Ovarian Cancer - Essen" of the Leading Group on Ovarian Cancer of the Gynaecological Cancer Working Group (AGO) of the German Society for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG)
2003 Medical Director of the Uni-Breast Center Essen
2006 Congress President of the German Congress of the German Continence Society
2008 Head of the Gynaecological Cancer Centre Essen, German Cancer Society (DKG)
  Head of “European Centre of Gynaecological Oncology Essen” European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO)
2009 Section Leader for Gynaecological Oncology of the "Comprehensive Cancer Center Essen" sponsored by German Cancer Aid
  Appointed to the "Council" of the European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO) as the representative for "Central Europe"
2009 Appointed Congress President 2011 of the German Academy for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DAGG)
2009-2013 Member of the "Council" of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology as the representative for "Central Europe" (ESGO) and Head of Educational Committee 2011-2013
Since 2010 Establishment and management of the "Epicenter Germany" for "Robotic Surgery" in Gynaecology (ISInc.), da Vinci SI System®
2011 ESGO Council 2011-2013 – Head of Educational Committee, Congress President of the German Academy for Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DAGG) in Berlin
2012 Appointed to the "Society of Pelvic Surgeons", USA.
2012 Founding member of the “European Institute of Gynecological Oncology” (U.Veronesi, M. Rezai, P. Mallmann, R. Kimmig)
2012 “Honorary Director” of the Breast Center, University of Nanjing, PR China (Project initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the People's Republic of China)
2012 Appointed to the NRW State Group for Quality Assurance in Medicine (BQS) for Gynaecology
2013-2016 Visiting professor to the University of Nanjjing (PR China)
2013 "Vice President" of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO) (2013- 2015)
2013 Member of the Council of the Society of European Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS)
2013 Delegation to the S3 Guideline Committee on the Prevention of Cervical Cancer of the German Cancer Society (DKG)
2013 Delegation to the Federal Working Group on Gynaecology for Cross-Sector Quality in Health Care Services (SQG) – Aqua Institute, Göttingen
2014 Congress President of the European Congress for Robotic Gynaecological Surgery (SERGS 6th) in Essen - 22.-24.5.2014
2014 First gynaecological operation using the da Vinci Xi® system in Europe
2015 Delegation to the S3 Guideline Committee on "Diagnostic Procedures and Therapy of Endometrial Cancer" of the German Cancer Society (DKG)
2015 Election as "General Secretary/Treasurer" of the SERGS (Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery)

Medical team


  • PD Dr. med. Bahriye Aktas

    Deputy Clinic Director, Senior Physician
    Focus areas: Medical and surgical oncology

  • PD Dr. med. Angela Köninger

    Senior Physician
    Focus areas: Obstetrics and perinatal medicine

  • Dr. med. Oliver Hoffmann

    Senior Physician
    Focus areas: Plastic-reconstructive surgery, sonography of mammary glands, sonography of the vessels of the female genital system

  • PD Dr. med. Martin Heubner

    Senior Physician, specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics
    Focus areas: Gynaecological oncology and MIC (LSC and "robotic surgery")

Extras

  • West German Centre for Robotic (da-Vinci) Surgery (all indications/operations for benign and malignant diseases)

 

  • Special consultations
    - Senology clinic
    - Plastic and reconstructive breast clinic
    - Genetic counselling for familial breast and ovarian cancer
    - Aesthetic operations in the genital area
    - Habitual abortion clinic
    - Fertility clinic
    - Counselling service as part of the Fertiprotekt network (measures to protect fertility before chemo- or radiotherapy)
    - Clinic for fertility post reconstruction of fallopian tube patency,
      including fallopian tube patency testing.
    - Gynaecological oncology
    - Special surgical gynaecology/minimally invasive surgery/robotic surgery
    - Continence and uterine prolapse clinic
    - Dysplasia (prevention for uterus and vulva)
    - Endometriosis clinic
    - Myoma clinic
    - Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

 

  • Facilities
    - Restaurant
    - Hairdressing salon (for both men and women)
    - Interpreter available 24/7
    - Room with telephone, TV, internet and radio
    - Delivery room with Feng Shui bath
    - "Green Lady" patient support volunteers to assist with errands
    - The latest technical equipment in the MIC field (e.g. daVinci® Xi system)
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Gynecologic oncology and breast cancer
Hufelandstraße 55, D-45147 Essen
Clinic:

Private consultation hours:
Mondays: 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 14:00 Uhr

Special consultations:
appointments can be made by telephone

Location

Essen Central Station 2,5 km
Mühlheim Central Station 9 km
Essen/Mühlheim Airport 7 km
Düsseldorf Airport 27 km
Dortmund Airport 48 km

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Univ-Prof Dr Dr K. Rainer Kimmig
Director

University Hospital Essen
Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hufelandstraße 55, D-45147 Essen

T: +49 201 723 2441
F: +49 201 723 5962
E: kimmig@primomedico.com

Clinic:

Private consultation hours:
Mondays: 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 14:00 Uhr

Special consultations:
appointments can be made by telephone

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