Here we present our fertility treatment centre
Fertility Center Berlin is a hospital for those desiring to have children. This means for us as a team that we have adopt in a competent and sensitive manner the needs of the people that would like to become parents. And we hope that this approach of Fertility Center Berlin will always remain the same.
On this page we would like to present to you our philosophy, our team and our facilities; you will be able to examine our pregnancy rates (which we always keep up to date). And make note of our information evenings: this is the best way to directly get to know us.
The philosophy of Fertility Center Berlin
As anywhere in medicine: we always focus on you.
Our striving and our work always focuses on the childless pair, with their own personal past, their wishes, fears and hopes. The satisfaction of our patients, as well as the individually determined and successful treatments are top priority for us.
Professionalism requires training
Through security of high medical standards and through optimum personal and psychological support, we want to take the leading position in reproductive medicine in all Germany. In order to secure this we had obliged ourselves to constant self-control. In order to secure excellent quality of our medical services, we always base our therapeutic means on the newest and scientifically proven concepts.
Our doctors are members of decision-making bodies throughout Germany. Prof. Dr. Kentenich is, among others, member of the scientific advisory board of the Bundesärztekammer (German Medical Association) and of the editorial board of the journals 'Human Reproduction', 'Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie' (Journal for reproductive medicine and endocrinology' and 'Gynäkologische Endokrinologie' (Gynaecological endocrinology). Dr Tandler-Schneider is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), active member of the board at the Bundesverbandes Reproduktionsmedizinischer Zentren Deutschlands e.V. (BRZ)(Federal Society of Reproductive Medicine Centres of Germany) and member of curatorship of the German IVF-Register.
The team of doctors of Fertility Center Berlin, biologists, medical-technical laboratory assistants as well as medical specialists and doctors' assistants regularly participate in national and international education seminars.
The constant transmission of our data to the German In Vitro Fertilisation Register allows constant comparison of the pregnancy rates of Fertility Center Berlin with other centres.
The fertility rates at Fertility Center Berlin are decidedly higher than the German average. Higher rates under usage of our embryoscope since December 2012: 40,8% in 2013 from Jan. to July. To our success rates
Dialogue for trust and satisfaction
We are in constant active dialogue with the pairs under our care, in order to be able to adapt our actions quickly to their wishes and requirements. It is our goal to be able to create a relationship of trust between the doctor and the patient through competent provision of knowledge. Patients' suggestions and complaints are taken by us very seriously, as they are important hints for our process of improvement.
Through annual questionnaires of assigning colleagues we are also able to determine their expectations and satisfaction. Our organisational head, Mrs Sabine Bohn, cultivates personal contacts through regular personal visits of the facilities, and is always available if anyone has wishes or questions.
Fertility Center Berlin is different from other fertility treatment centres in Berlin through its psychosomatic focus and the special location on the hospital grounds of the German Red Cross hospital in the district of Westend, with connections to intensive care facilities, the central laboratory, central sterilisation units and the women's hospital of the complex of the German Red Cross hospitals of Westend, with which we closely cooperate
The Doctors and the Team
Prof. Dr. med. Heribert Kentenich
Born in 1946, he had studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin. He received his licence to practise medicine in 1975, and afterwards his doctoral degree in 1983. Prof. Kentenich was the head doctor of the women's and general hospital of Charlottenburg in Berlin in 1987-1995, and had his habilitation in 1989. Since 1995 he is associate professor of the Humboldt University and the head doctor of the German Red Cross women's hospital of Westend (gynaecology, obstetrics and reproductive medicine). In 1999 prof. Kentenich had received his additional title in psychotherapy.
Dr. med. Andreas Tandler-Schneider
Born in 1962, he had studied medicine in Graz, Austria, Frankfurt am Main, and Berlin. In 1992 he received his doctor's degree at the Free University of Berlin, topic: 'Husband stress during in vitro fertilisation.' In 1998 he was named doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics.
Dr. med. Gabriele Stief
1978-1979 - pharmacology studies in Berlin, 1979-1985 - medical studies at the Free University of Berlin. She had received her professional diploma in 1986. In 1987 she had worked as an AIDS specialist for schools.
Dr. med. Anette Siemann
1986-1992 - medical studies at the Free University of Berlin, 1993-1996 she was a doctor at the university hospital of the Free University of Berlin, doctoral degree obtained in 1994.
Mrs. Sabine Jansen
Mrs Jansen had worked in many hospitals in and around Berlin before joining the team of Fertility Center Berlin: the hospital in Neukölln, the hospital in Oranienburg, at the St. Hedwig hospital in Berlin Mitte and at the German Red Cross hospitals in Westend. Since January of 2009 Mrs Jansen is a member of Fertility Center Berlin as specialised doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics. Her fields are prenatal care, urogynaecology and assistance to patients desiring to have children. Mrs Jansen is married and has three children.
Mrs. Isabelle von Plauen
Mrs von Plauen is employed since July 2010 as specialist doctor for gynaecology and obstetrics at Fertility Center Berlin. She absolved part of her specialist education in gynaecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine at a different fertility centre, and before that she worked at the Martin-Luther-Hospital and at the Vivantes Clinic in Berlin-Neukölln. Mrs von Plauen speaks perfect English and French. She is married and has two children.
Dr. med. Manja Krause
Dr. Manja Krause studied medicine in Berlin and Madrid. She successfully completed her medical specialist training at the Charité in Berlin. Since 2007, she has been a specialist for gynecology and obstetrics. From 2011 till May 2016, Dr. Krause already worked in another center for parents with an unfulfilled desire to have a child. Since June 1, 2016, Dr. Krause has been supporting the Fertility Center Berlin. Mrs. Krause is the mother of two children. She speaks both English and Spanish fluently.
Mrs. Claudia Ehlert
Mrs. Ehlert completed her medical studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin until 2004. During her specialist training she worked in Saxony-Anhalt and in Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln. Since 2010 she is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. Mrs. Ehlert then worked in DRK Klinikum Westend. Since October 2017 she has been strengthening the team of the Fertility Center Berlin as part of the specialization training for gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine.
The team of the Fertility Center Berlin
Anaesthesia and acupuncture
Mr J. Saager and Dr. S. Diezmann-Wikowski
Head: Dr. rer. nat. C. Sibold
Deputy head: Dr. rer. nat. U. Montag
Mrs Sabine Bohn
Head medical secretary
Mrs M. Feige
Mrs A. Becker-Syed, Mrs E. Tönjes-Stenzel
Mrs D. Pörsch, Mrs C. Saling
Overview of practices at Fertility Center Berlin
Take a look behind the scenes.
Our welcome room, the waiting room, our resting rooms - these are the first and prime visiting cards that you will see on your visit. Of course there is more: the working rooms that you might not see if you are here. On these pages you can take a look at our world of work.
Why choose Fertility Center Berlin?
Because here you are in good hands
When you face the choice, gather information from multiple sources, also about us. In the end you do have to reach the decision yourself. And it is at this point that it is good that you want to build an opinion yourself. Use these pages for this, as well as our Informational evenings, which you can visit without any commitment.
We are confident of our knowledge - as of our successes i. e. in the pregnancy rate.
Understanding and responding
But knowledge and success rates are only a part of our striving. It is equally important to us that you feel understood, that you feel secure here, that you bestow your trust upon us. And that we provide you with reasons to trust us.
That is why we ask you to express your concerns, and not hold your questions and insecurities back - even if at times it will seem a bit chaotic. We learn from this, and we will be able to help you better. And other pairs at our facilities profit from this.
Pregnancy rates as a measure of success
The constant transmission of our data to the German In Vitro Fertilisation Register Deutsches IVF-Register (DIR) allows constant comparison of the pregnancy rates of Fertility Center Berlin with other centres - the fertility rates at Fertility Center Berlin are decidedly higher than the German average.
Information evenings at Fertility Center Berlin
Every first Thursday of the month we hold a free information evening for all interested pairs.
Here you have the opportunity to get to know our facility rooms and our team, as well as receive fundamental information about the causes and treatment options in cases of unwanted childlessness. After a walk around the practice rooms and a short lecture, our doctors will be at your disposal, ready to answer your questions in a relaxed atmosphere.
Certification | Our partners
Dr. med. Rüdiger Andreeßen
Facharzt für Urologie
Reinickendorfer Straße 15
Telefon +49 (0)30 46507400
Telefax +49 (0)30 46507444
Dr. med. Götz Geiges
Facharzt für Urologie
Lietzenburger Straße 54
Telefon +49 (0)30 8818598
Telefax +49 (0)30 88550934
Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Miller
Direktor der Urologischen Klinik und Hochschulambulanz
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Telefon +49 (0)30 84452575
Telefax +49 (0)30 84454448
Dr. med. Jürgen Herzig, Dr. med. Christian Herzig
Fachärzte für Urologie
Telefon +49 (0)30 2110383
Telefax +49 (0)30 2139982
Dr. med. Kirsten Kuhlmann, Claudia Ehle, Dr. med. Katja Martens
Fachärztinnen für Frauenheilkunde, Geburtshilfe und Akupunktur
Tel 030 / 462 30 65
Fax 030 / 462 30 69
und Bismarckstr. 79
Telefon +49 (0)30 3133019
Telefax +49 (0)30 3134256
Dr. med. Christoph Krell
Arzt für Urologie
Ernst von Bergmann Poliklinik
Telefon +40 (0)331 2328241
Telefax +49 (0)331 2328444