The Fertility Department is responsible for treatment of infertility with all types of assisted insemination, i.e. in vitro fertilization, micro-insemination, freezing of embyos and egg donation. The department also performs preimplantation genetic diagnoses, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue and diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with habitual abortions. The department has a vision of becoming the largest and leading scientific department within the fertility area in the Nordic countries, offering all types of modern fertility treatments.
This includes specialist functions such as treatment of male infertility and patients with abortus habitualis, HIV positive couples and preimplantation diagnosis and freezing of ovarian tissue with a view to reimplantation later on.
The department offers treatment with assisted reproduction such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection of eggs (ICSI), egg donation, insemination with donor sperm or the partner’s sperm, ovulation induction and, to a limited extent, surgical treatment.
Medical experts from Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet have in collaboration with international colleagues developed European guidelines on how to handle abnormal uterine bleeding during and after menopause aiming inter alia to reduce the number of unnecessary uterine Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) procedures.
One thing is to have state-of-the-art scanners; another thing is to decode the scan images. Rigshospitalet was one of the first hospitals in Europe to acquire an ultra-fast CT scanner. The hospital is now teaching physicians from all over the world to read scans of the heart.
Measurable effects of prioritised and focussed health and safety initiatives only come after implementation; transforming words into action in daily routines. This is what makes a winner and it is on this basis that Rigshospitalet received the European Good Practice Award in April 2013.