With around 3,500 births per year, the Division of Obstetrics is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Central Europe. As a comprehensive care clinic, we are responsible for the entire spectrum of maternal-fetal medicine including high-risk pregnancies in addition to our general healthcare services. Through objective, evidence-based medicine guided by empathy, we are able to achieve a caesarean section rate of around 30%, which is very satisfactory for perinatal centers.

Our obstetrics clinic team closely communicates with physicians with private practices in order to identify potentially dangerous situations before the birth and respond accordingly. Examples of our research areas are:

  • Evaluation of congenital malformations and developmental delays in children using state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners and lab methods  
  • Care for twin pregnancies: If twin to twin transfusion syndrome occurs, complicated intrauterine interventions are often required.
  • Treatment of pregnant women with hypertension and gestational diabetes or mothers with preexisting condition

Around 3,600 initial exams, 11,000 follow-up exams, 6,000 CTG tests and 300 amniocentesis tests are performed at our clinic each year.

In recent years, a team with great know-how that applies the proven methods of modern fertility treatment has been established in the area of gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine. Through the incorporation of the area of gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine into the entire infrastructure of the clinic, services from other disciplines can be called upon if necessary. The division offers all modern reproductive surgery procedures with a focus on laparoscopic techniques that are less painful and functionally and cosmetically satisfying. The connection of gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine to the Division of Obstetrics has been especially positive and ensures a smooth transfer to clinical care for pregnant women being treated by physicians with private practices.

The uniqueness and the added value of our division are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The division is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.



The area of gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine is integrated into the Division of Obstetrics. Our team provides competent assistance regarding fertility treatment, hormonal disorders (menstrual cycle, menopause, etc.), contraceptive counseling (e.g., questions related to the pill) and procedures related to reproductive surgery. The University Competence Unit for Endometriosis (UKE E) was recently established. Another field of reproductive medicine is cryoconservation (freezing) of ovarian and testicular tissue before planned chemotherapy or radiation therapy in order to preserve fertility after the therapy is finished.

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