Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology

Workplace characteristics

The Department of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology of the First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague is located in the historic building of the former Zemská Porodnica in Apolinařské Street. The basic tasks of this workplace include medical, pedagogical and scientific-research work. The department has three main parts – gynaecology, obstetrics and neonatology. Employees of the VFN and the First Faculty of Medicine of the UK work here. The department is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Czech Republic and in Europe and is one of the largest parts of VFN in Prague.

With its diagnostic and therapeutic activities, the department covers all subspecializations of gynaecology, obstetrics and neonatology. Key operations are perinatology and fetal medicine, along with neonatology, a center for assisted reproduction, endoscopy, oncogynecology, and urogynecology.

The gynaecological part focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors of the reproductive system and breast, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and reconstruction of the pelvic floor, diagnostic and surgical laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, surgical treatment of myomas, endometriosis. Furthermore, the department deals with problems of marital infertility including IVF, endocrinopathies, disorders in the climacterium. The gynaecological part uses the Center of Fetal Medicine for diagnosis, the ultrasound diagnosis of malignant pelvic tumors is unique.

The obstetric part deals with the issue of risky and pathological pregnancy, provides super-conscious care in pregnant women with diabetes, cardiopathies, Rh incompatibility, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis and other pathologies in pregnancy. Pregnant women with early premature births are transported here (transport in utero). The department is a super-consensus center for fetal medicine, performs non-invasive and invasive prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy throughout the discipline, is a super-conscious and reference center for ultrasound diagnosis in fetuses.

The neonatological part of the department provides complete care for newborns and is a super-conscious center for newborn infants, especially in the lowest weight categories. With its capacity and scope of care it is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. The workplace provides the highest level of care for the newborn. Newborns of very low birth weight (ph <1500g) from the Prague and Central Bohemia region and newborns with extremely low birth weight (ph <1000g) from the whole Czech Republic, as well as newborns with severe haemolytic diseases based on Rh isoimmunization, hydropic fruits, are concentrated here. neonates with fluidothorax, the most severe levels of intrauterine growth retardation, newborn mothers after transplantation of organs and mothers with drug abuse. The Center of Unconventional Pulmonary Ventilation of Neonates addresses severe cases of respiratory failure in newborns from across the country. The incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of immature has fallen to values that are rarely achieved in world centers.

Contact information

  • adresa Apolinářská 18, 128 08 Prague 2
  • telefon +420 224 967 491 (general gynaecological
    outpatient department)
  • telefon +420 224 967 504 (general gynaecological
    outpatient department)
  • telefon +420 224 967 400 (1st delivery room)
  • telefon +420 224 967 420 (2nd delivery room)
  • telefon +420 224 967 273 (ultrasound diagnostics)
  • odkaz
prof. MUDr. David Cibula, CSc.
Head of Clinic
telefon+420 224 967 425
MD Andrej Cerny
Head of Gynecology and Obstetrics
telefon+420 224 967 029
PhDr. Daniela Šimonová
Head nurse of the gynecology-obstetrics department
telefon+420 224 967 407
prof. MUDr. Richard Plavka, CSc.
Primář neonatologie
telefon+420 224 967 146
Bc. Michaela Kolářová
Head of Neonatology
telefon+420 224 967 437
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