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Prostate Center Gronau

Specialists in Prostate Cancer

+49 2562 906 3013

Prostate Center Gronau: Specialists for Prostate Cancer

Treatment focus

  • Prostate cancer diagnostics (MRI-guided perineal fusion biopsy, PSMA-PET)
  • Prostate cancer therapy (robot-assisted prostatectomy with the da Vinci® surgical system, drug therapy, radiation therapy)
  • Benign prostate enlargement (TUR prostate, laser enucleation (HoLEP), Rezum®, Urolift®, robot-assisted adenoma enucleation)


St. Antonius Hospital Gronau GmbH
Department for Urology, Urological Oncology, and Robot-Assisted Surgery
Möllenweg 22, D-48599 Gronau

P: +49 2562 906 3013 F: +49 2562 915 2115

Consultation Hours:

By prior arrangement


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Medical Range



  • Transrectal systematic biopsy
  • Multiparametric MRI of the prostate
  • MRI-guided perineal fusion biopsy



Prostate Cancer Therapies

  • Minimally invasive robot-assisted prostatectomy
  • Drug therapies (hormone therapy, new anti-hormonal drugs, chemotherapy, drug therapy in the context of trials)

Therapy for Benign Enlargement of the Prostate

  • TUR prostate (exfoliation through the urethra)
  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
  • Widening the prostatic urethra by lifting enlarged prostate tissue
  • Robot-assisted prostate adenoma enucleation

Personal information


The Prostate Center at the St. Antonius Hospital in Gronau, certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG), is one of the most efficient European prostate specialist centers. Patients from all over the world choose to be treated by the team of experts at the Department of Urology, Urological Oncology, and Robot-Assisted Surgery at St. Antonius Hospital.

At the Cutting Edge of Medicine

At the Prostate Center Gronau, state-of-the-art therapy and diagnostic methods are used. The team is regularly active at international congresses and conferences, cooperating with national and international institutions and research centers. Since many years, “Gronau” is well known for high class medicine in the urological world.

Certified Prostate Cancer Center in Germany

The specialists in urology are proven experts in prostate diseases - from prostatitis and benign prostate enlargement to prostate carcinoma.

After a detailed anamnesis, diagnosis, and consultation of a patient, the optimal treatment is elaborated individually. An experienced team of doctors treats patients according and beyond to latest medical guidelines. Additionally, patient concierges, patient managers and the high qualified nurse team attend to the patient’s medical and personal needs.

Specialists in Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

The focus of the certified prostate cancer center in Gronau is the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate carcinoma is the most common cancer disease in men. Because prostate cancer can be treated best if diagnosed in an early stage, patients should not hesitate to contact an urologist immediately if they suffer from symptoms. Better have a PSA test on regular base from the age of 45. Modern diagnostic procedures and diverse treatment methods are available in the Prostate Center Gronau.

The da Vinci® Operating System – High-Tech Support in the Operating Room

The robot-assisted radical prostatectomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed over 2,000 times per year at the Prostate Center Gronau, is the gold standard for prostatectomy because it offers numerous advantages over conventional surgical methods.

Thanks to modern technology, robot-assisted surgery is possible with a precision that cannot be achieved with any other surgical method. The robot provides a three-dimensional view of the surgical field with an up to 20-fold magnification. The instruments allow movements with 7 degrees. With the wrist-like usage of these instruments the surgeon can perform complex movements without being compromised in the dexterity. The relaxed sitting working position reduces physical stress during the treatment and helps the surgeon to stay focused on the procedure. Blood loss, complication rates and pain are significantly reduced in robot-assisted procedures leading to almost invisible scars, faster recovery and shorter length of stay in the hospital. Thanks to the rapid reconvalescence, patients can return to their everyday life quickly.

Experience in More than 19,000 Robot-Assisted Prostatectomies

Robot-assisted surgery allows the most precise surgery possible. Crucial structures for continence (e.g. muscles and fiber tissue) can be preserved in the best possible way. Long term continence problems are very unlikely after robot-assisted prostatectomy performed at the Prostate Center Gronau. Also nerves and small blood vessels for erectile function (potency) can be preserved as good as possible, depending on the oncological situation. The role of the surgeon in using the robotic instruments is outstanding. At the Prostate Center Gronau only special trained and high experienced surgeons working in an institution with a high developed quality management.

The Prostate Center Gronau can point to a wealth of experience from more than 20,000 robot-assisted surgeries - including more than 19,000 prostate cancer surgeries - and the latest da Vinci® surgical technology in five surgery rooms. This makes the Prostate Center Gronau one of the world's largest and most renowned centers for robot-assisted surgery.

The department for Urology (which the Prostate Center Gronau is part of) is using the robotic technology also for other complex urologic procedures as partial nephrectomy, bladder cancer surgery or reconstructive procedures.

In-House Education and Training Center

Due to its pioneering role in robot-assisted prostate surgery, the Prostate Center Gronau is a sought-after partner nationally and internationally for scientific congresses and in the education and training of surgeons and nursing staff. In addition, having its own training center at the "European Robotic Institute" (ERI), the clinic offers specialized training in the field of robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgery.

Special Services Beyond Standard

The specialized prostate center also takes innovative approaches in the area of patient care, reaching standards far beyond usual. The holistic concept includes comprehensive care with a high level of comfort. For example, patient concierges and patient managers support patients with all formalities as well as the coordination of appointments. This ensures that everything the doctors have to know for an optimized treatment will be available or scheduled prior to the visit of the patient.

In addition, optional accommodation services such as single or double rooms, special meals, and hotel service are provided to make the hospital stay in Gronau as pleasant as possible.


Curriculum Vitae



Leading Physicians in the collegial system

  • Dr Christian Wagner Dr Christian Wagner, FEBU
    Leading Physician in Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Dr Andreas SchütteDr Andreas Schütte
    Leading Physician in Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Bernhard FangmeyerBernhard Fangmeyer
    Leading Physician in Endourology
  • Dr Jörg ZinkeDr Jörg Zinke
    Leading Physician in Endourology


Senior Physicians in Charge

  • Dr Lukas Esch, FEBUDr Lukas Esch, FEBU
    Senior Physician
    Expert in Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Dr Theodoros Karagiotis Dr Theodoros Karagiotis
    Senior Physician
    Expert in Robot-Assisted Surgery


Senior Physicians

  • Dr Florian Dittmar, FEBU, MHBADr Florian Dittmar, FEBU, MHBA
    Senior Physician
  • Dr Miriam Hegemann, FEBUDr Miriam Hegemann, FEBU
    Senior Physician
  • Prof. Dr Edwin HerrmannProf. Dr Edwin Herrmann
    Senior Physician
    Expert in Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Dr. med. Jill Kriegeskorte Dr Jill Kriegeskorte, FEBU
    Senior Physician
  • Dr Mark Leiers Dr Mark Leiers
    Senior Physician

  • Mikolaj Mendrek Dr Mikolaj Mendrek
    Senior Physician

  • Dr. med. Armin Secker Dr Armin Secker
    Senior Physician
  • Ansgar Tiemeyer Ansgar Tiemeyer
    Senior Physician
  • Dr Philipp Kneissl, FEBU Dr Philipp Kneissl, FEBU
    Acting Senior Physician
  • Yurii Zhylchuk, FEBU Yurii Zhylchuk, FEBU
    Acting Senior Physician

Research & Training



  • International orientation with international doctors
  • Over 80 committed employees, including 30 medical professionals
  • Exceptional quality of care and support
  • Patient concierges take care of the patient’s personal needs
  • Patient managers are committed to ensure that the hospital stay runs smoothly
  • Translation/interpretation service for international patients
  • Comfortable patient room with hotel standard
  • Affiliated study center
  • In-house training and education center for robot-assisted surgery
  • Teaching hospital of the Münster University Clinic


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Gronau train station1.3 km
Münster/Osnabrück airport59 km
Düsseldorf airport126 km

Information about Gronau

Gronau in North Rhine-Westphalia is an El Dorado for music enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those interested in culture. Lakes, rivers, and a whole lot of greenery shape the landscape of this charming region at the Dutch border, inviting you to take a leisurely bike ride and a thorough relaxation. However, Gronau owes its above-average level of fame not to nature but to muse. Top-class concerts and cultural events as well as the unique rock'n'pop museum attract thousands of enthusiasts each year to this tranquil "music city in the countryside", where Udo Lindenberg, a famous German musician, was once born.

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Prostate Center Gronau

St. Antonius Hospital Gronau GmbH

Department for Urology, Urological Oncology, and Robot-Assisted Surgery

Möllenweg 22, D-48599 Gronau

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