Welcome to the Center for Robotic Medicine Germany website. Find out all you need to know about our state-of-the-art treatment procedures using the advanced, robotic da Vinci® system.
The Center for Robotic Medicine Germany (CRMG) in Gronau is one of the most advanced da Vinci® centres for robot-assisted surgery in Germany and was one of the first such centres in Europe.
Several departments at St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau work together at the Center for Robotic Medicine Germany (CRMG) in Gronau, using state-of-the-art medical systems to carry out a range of different surgical procedures. Utilisation by multiple departments combined with shared quality and teaching objectives is almost unique in Germany and Europe. Back in 2006, we were one of the first hospitals in Germany to use this technology. We now have a total of three da Vinci® systems, making us unique in Europe.
Our doctors are certified experts in their fields. More than 7.000 da Vinci® operations have now been performed across the various departments. The main areas of use for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery are prostatectomy, hysterectomy, cancer surgery, other urological interventions and gastrointestinal surgery. The centre is also taking part in a number of clinical trials and runs an education centre (ERI), where doctors from around the world are taught and prepared for the specific demands of da Vinci® surgery.
Departments which are successfully using the da Vinci® procedure:
The Gynaecology Department offers advanced diagnostic procedures and a range of robot-assisted operations for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions, including fibroids, disorders of menstruation, surgical treatment of endometriosis in women wanting children, uterine and cervical cancer and pelvic organ prolapse.
The medical team in CRMG Urology, which has been using da Vinci® since 2006, helped pioneer robot-assisted surgery in Germany. Urological robot-assisted surgery focuses principally on treatment of prostate cancer, but the major benefits the procedure offers are also evident in treating renal cancers and other urological conditions.
The benefits of the da Vinci® system can also be exploited in some general and visceral surgical applications, such as minimally invasive thyroid surgery. CRMG Surgery is currently preparing to use robot-assisted surgery for general surgery, which will make it one of the first users of the da Vinci® system for general surgery in Germany.