Welcome to the web pages of the Surgical Department at CRMG in Gronau. Find out how robot-assisted surgery is able to help a great many people with a wide range of conditions.
Over the last 20 years, minimally invasive techniques have become widely used in almost all surgical fields. In the General and Visceral Surgery Department at St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau, nearly 60 percent of operations are performed using minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgical techniques. This includes operations for appendicitis, gall stones, inguinal hernias, bowel resection for cancerous and non-cancerous conditions, hiatus hernias, reflux disease and operations for stomach conditions.
The potential offered by laparoscopic surgery has been largely exploited and, particularly for complex tumour operations on the large bowel and rectum and operations on the chest, we are now reaching the limit of what is possible using conventional laparoscopic techniques.
By using robot-assisted systems such as the da Vinci® surgical robot, it is now possible, using instruments which can be flexed in three dimensions in any direction within the body, to reach and achieve excellent visualisation of the most difficult to prepare areas of the body and to perform extremely demanding operations with high precision without requiring an abdominal or thoracic incision.
If you require further information, we will be happy to talk to you in person – please get in touch.
Head of the Center for Robotic Medicine Germany (Surgery)