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Sara Dunja Pempelfort
Gynecology and obstetrics specialist
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Dr. Sara Dunja Pempelfort is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics, with particular expertise in diagnosing and treating endometriosis. She graduated from the Medical University of Vienna in 2008 and completed her specialization in gynecology and obstetrics at the Center for Endometriosis at the State Hospital Villach, focusing on surgical gynecology in endometriosis.
She is a member of the Austrian Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as the Austrian Society for Sterility, Fertility, and Endocrinology. She is also a co-founder of the Endometriosis Center at Ottakring Clinic. Dr. Sara Dunja Pempelfort is also a professor at the Private Medical University Sigmund Freud SFU in Vienna.
In October 2022, she won the District Medical Award for special contributions to the healthcare sector. She has international work experience in Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland. She speaks German, English, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian.
Dr. Pempelfort is a visiting physician at Sava Memorial Hospital. All patients interested in an examination or consultation with her can schedule an appointment in advance by calling our admissions department.


Areas of expertise:

  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Ultrasonographic diagnosis of endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and dilated fallopian tubes
  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical Conization
  • Infertility

How this doctor can help:

Dr. Pempelfort specializes in laparoscopic surgeries and ultrasonographic diagnosis of endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, and dilated fallopian tubes. With years of experience, she can carefully assess your condition and provide comprehensive advice on the need for any surgery. If a surgical procedure is deemed necessary, she can arrange quick appointments for minimally invasive procedures, providing an efficient and painless solution to your problem. Additionally, the doctor can perform a colposcopy when biopsies are needed, and cervical conization for precise diagnosis and treatment. In cases of infertility issues, Dr. Pempelfort will thoroughly examine your hormonal status and identify potential causes that may affect fertility. Dr. Pempelfort is ready to provide advice and facilitate precise laboratory analyses. She can also conduct a hysteroscopy, a procedure to remove issues like polyps, septa, fibroids, or Asherman’s syndrome, which could be contributing to primary or secondary infertility.
Furthermore, Dr. Pempelfort performs intrauterine device (IUD) insertions, including hormonal, copper, or gold IUDs. These procedures are conducted under short anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.

Professional philosophy and approach to patient care:

“The diagnosis of endometriosis is very complex. With years of experience in ultrasonographic diagnosis of endometriosis in the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, as well as in the intestines and bladder, I emphasize the importance of identifying the primary issue. This might be severe menstrual pains that do not respond to hormonal therapy, or infertility caused by endometriosis. In these cases, it is crucial to set the appropriate indication for surgery or consider further conservative treatment, as well as to determine the right time to refer couples for in vitro fertilization. In collaboration with colleagues specializing in in vitro fertilization, we carefully consider whether it is advisable to first perform laparoscopic endometriosis surgery or start the in vitro fertilization process. Particularly in ovarian surgeries, surgical experience in removing endometriomas to avoid a decline in ovarian reserve and preserve healthy ovarian tissue as much as possible is crucial. My extensive operative experience in this area is confirmed by pre- and post-operative controls of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), to which I will gladly refer you.”