The Department of Obsterics and Gynecology is a perinatal and oncogynecological center which was awarded a four-year accreditation by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) in February 2015. Given that the University Hospital is the only such large medical facility in Hradec Králové, we provide specialized health care for the city and the region at large. In 2003, the center underwent a complete renovation. The clinic has a simple layout which complements functionality. We currently have 86 beds for intensive obstetric care, postoperative intensive care and standard care. Our clinic provides chemotherapy as well as biological and supportive therapy for patients with gynecological malignancies. In 2014, the clinic admitted 4,513 patients and there were 2,429 births (of which 669 were caesarean sections). We also treated 147 patients suffering from newly detected gynecological carcinomas. The clinic is currently involved in seven scientific grants and nine ongoing clinical studies. In addition to medical care and research activities, teaching is also an important aspect of clinic life. We provide instruction for medical students, students in Midwifery studies, and postgraduate students.
Starting a happy life
Along with the pediatric clinic, our maternity hospital is among the network of perinatal centers in the Czech Republic that provide the highest available level of neonatal care, including care for infants born prematurely. Each year in the clinic there are over 2,500 births. Given the recent increase in the demand for acute perinatal care, the delivery room facilities are limited, as well as are the intensive care units for neonates. There are four delivery rooms (two extra), part of which is the ICU and operating room for caesarean sections.
Leading publications, main research directions
Assoc. Prof. Jirí Špacek, M.D., Ph.D., IFEPAG, has been head of the department since January 2013. The chief of staff is Ivo Kalousek, M.D., Ph.D. The main professional focus of the current head is gynecological oncology. Dr. Špacek is the main author of the monograph Vulvovaginal Discomfort and Disorders of the Vaginal Environment, which was award best scientific monograph in 2013 by the Czech Gynecology and Obstetrics Society. With 75 articles in prestigious international journals over a period of 7 years on the topic of intraamnial inflammation in preterm births, the results of the research team led by Assoc. Prof. Marian Kacerovský, M.D., Ph.D., have been quite significant. We study vulvovaginal discomfort and the vaginal environment, while in the field of oncological gynecology ovarian cancer is the main topic, with a focus on using targeted treatment in chemoresistant tumors. The clinic cooperates with many foreign institutions in Europe and in the USA. With the introduction of robotic surgery at the University Hospital, the clinic has now become a center of such operations.