New specialist for minimally invasive gynaecology
On February 1, 2014, Georgios Stamatelos started work as lead physician in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau. Stamatelos is recognised as a specialist in urogynaecological and endoscopic procedures. One of his major focuses will be to use his expertise to help develop minimally invasive surgery with the highly advanced da Vinci® robot at St. Antonius-Hospital.
Since taking his medical degree, Stamatelos, originally from Giessen but with Greek roots, has worked as a junior doctor at hospitals in Grünstadt and Speyer. As an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant at Klinikum Heide-Brunsbüttel, Stamatelos specialised in endoscopy, urogynaecology and obstetrics. Prior to his appointment here, Stamatelos was head of department and acting chief physician at Clemenshospital Münster.
“With the appointment of Mr. Stamatelos, we have been able to secure the services of a very experienced gynaecologist who, together with our new chief physician Dr. Steinmann, will take St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau to the next level as a centre for minimally invasive gynaecological surgery. From a quality point of view, Gronau stands comparison with much larger hospitals in Germany. In robotics – in both the urology and gynaecology fields – we are among the leading centres in Germany,” declared medical director Dr. Jürgen Wigger.
The latest minimally invasive gynaecological procedures
“Gynaecological surgery has made huge strides in the area of minimally invasive procedures over the last few years. One example is the da Vinci robot, which has been in use in Gronau since 2006. This type of robot-assisted surgery enables us to perform hysterectomies and other gynaecological procedures with much greater precision and thus to better preserve the nerves than is the case with standard procedures,” explains Stamatelos, who also specialises in the treatment of gynaecological cancers. “Patients benefit considerably from the new procedure, though some women require some reassurance before undergoing robot-assisted procedures,” adds family man Stamatelos with a smile. The new head of the Gynaecology Department moved to Gronau with his wife and two sons early this year. “The opportunities and outlook for gynaecology in Gronau are excellent. I am very happy to be able to work in such an established and motivated team.”
Source: St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau press release