Since the summer of 2020, an experienced specialist in gynecology and obstetrics has been contributing to the reputation of the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer - and in more ways than one: with Prof. Florian Schütz, the efficient facility in the famous cathedral city has been able to gain a particularly respected expert. The proven specialist not only heads the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics there, but also the Gynecological Cancer Center Speyer - at university level level.
As head of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics and the associated Gynecological Cancer Center Speyer, Prof. Florian Schütz stands for the entire versatility of modern gynecology in all its facets. First of all, of course, it is about the emergence of new life, i.e. births. Expectant mothers and fathers can already rely on the high level of expertise of the specialist during pregnancy - and on the unique atmosphere with which the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer provides a great deal of warmth and a pleasant sense of security. Thus, children are born here in a calm environment, with the personal needs of the mothers always being taken into account in all actions.
Mother and child benefit from the enormous experience with which Prof. Schütz's team scores before, during and after birth. This was one of the reasons why the new chief physician chose the hospital, which has already been held in high esteem on both sides of the Rhine far beyond the region for decades: In Speyer, state-of-the-art diagnostics are just as much a given as enormous empathy, which shows itself in loving attention, especially during birth preparations. Despite all the routine and even though around 3,000 children are born here every year: For the specialist and his team, every single birth is still a fascinating natural process - and it should be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
Experienced obstetrician - with an interdisciplinary approach
In order to ensure this with international standards of well-being, trust and safety, the departments of obstetrics and pediatrics have been working hand in hand in the clinic for decades - in a perinatal center of the highest care level. Prof. Florian Schütz's team alone includes around forty midwives who are there day and night to meet the individual needs of patients - this also ensures that expectant mothers can come to the delivery room at any time without prior appointment.
Individuality and personal wishes have always played a major role for Prof. Schütz. That's why the range of birth support services in the six homelike delivery rooms extends from aromatherapy, homeopathy and acupuncture to relaxation and birthing baths and exemplary pain medication by experienced anesthesiologists - in a wide variety of birthing positions. In Speyer, there are also pezzi balls, birthing stools, wall bars and birthing mats, among other things.
The fact that all the necessary comfort and the most innovative technical and medical equipment are always available is part of the clinic's self-image as well as that of the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer in general. And of course Prof. Schütz also has plenty of experience with spontaneous breech births and twin births.
Gynecological surgery: high expertise
In addition to obstetrics and special obstetrics, for which Prof. Florian Schütz completed further specialist training, gynecological surgery forms an important pillar of his expertise - and here above all gynecological oncology, which is also one of the chief physician's additional qualifications. As head of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics in Speyer, he stands for a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures. In particular, however, the specialist has earned a reputation for his treatment methods: Particularly in minimally invasive surgery and laparoscopy - i.e. keyhole surgery - he is recognized as possessing enormous skill. Thus, Prof. Schütz is considered the ideal contact person not only for uterine endoscopies, but also for incontinence therapies, urogynecological procedures and surgeries on the vagina, abdomen and breast. Good to know: Prof. Schütz also has experience in esthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures in gynecology. This is certified by the prestigious AWOgyn.
As far as oncological surgeries are concerned, the Gynecological Cancer Center Speyer, also headed by Prof. Schütz, has a first-class reputation. This is also due to the expertise of the specialist, who was habilitated in 2010 with a thesis on "Tumor Immunology of Breast Cancer". The new clinic director is thus a perfect fit for the center, which was certified by the German Cancer Society for the first time back in 2013 - as one of the very first cancer centers in Rhineland-Palatinate. Today, under the direction of Prof. Schütz, a top-class team of specialists and other experts takes care of the treatment of malignant diseases of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and external genitalia.
Known far beyond the region: Certified Cancer Center
For the approximately one hundred patients treated each year at the Gynecological Cancer Center Speyer, the focus of therapy is not only on up-to-date medical care, but also on human and psychological care. This also applies to the relatives, who also benefit from the high standards of current medical guidelines. It fits in perfectly that Prof. Florian Schütz uses particularly gentle surgical procedures whenever possible, especially his experience in laparoscopic surgery comes into play here.
For the specialist, an interdisciplinary approach is always important. That is why patients at the Cancer Center are also supported by psychooncologists, oncology nurses and experts from areas such as pastoral care and social services. Support in coping with illness is holistic in accordance with the renowned clinic director's philosophy. This is considered indispensable in Speyer, especially in the case of cancer therapies - namely that oncological treatment also includes complementary natural therapies, which are offered together with the Department of Anesthesiology Naturopathic Treatments. Because the focus is always on improving the patients' quality of life - and on reducing the side effects of the therapy.
Regular tumor conferences: university requirement
The professional approach at the Gynecological Cancer Center Speyer also includes the tumor board: In regular tumor conferences, all findings and aspects of current patients are discussed in an interdisciplinary manner - based on the latest medical knowledge, of course. After all, the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer has experienced specialists in all areas who bring their enormous expertise to every single meeting. At the tumor board, Prof. Schütz can therefore rely on the experience of accomplished radiation therapists, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and other specialists. This always ensures that each patient receives the individually optimal therapy.
Empathy, expertise, experience - these are the points that distinguish Prof. Florian Schütz. With such an exceptional standing in international gynecology, it is obvious that the chief physician and clinic director passes on his knowledge to colleagues and, above all, to the next generation. Since he was awarded an extraordinary professorship in 2013, he has been able to achieve further awards and recognition - for example, as a "Visiting Professor" at Quingdao University in China, as Congress Secretary of the University Teachers' Conference for Gynecology, or the granting of the MIC I & II certificates from the Working Group on Gynecological Endoscopy (AG Gynäkologische Endoskopie e.V.). He has also left his mark in Heidelberg, where he worked for a long time as Deputy Clinic Director, Head Senior Physician and as a lecturer: Here, for example, he built up fetal surgery at the University Women's Hospital. For the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer, one thing is certain: Prof. Florian Schütz is a real asset for the established institution!