Special Clinical Focus

  • Da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy 
  • Organ-preserving renal tumor surgery
  • Endourological methods
  • Medical tumor therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery of the ureter and urethra
  • Pediatric urology

About us

Dr Joern Witt is a prostate cancer specialist in Gronau. Here, he is the Senior Consultant of the Urology, Paediatric Urology and Urological Oncology Clinic at the Northwest Prostate Centre.

Founded in 2004, the Northwest Prostate Centre (PZNW) was certified by the German Cancer Association in 2010 as a centre for the treatment of cancer of the prostate. For this, the medical staff at the PZNW has the entire range of the currently available therapeutic options at its command. The individually best treatment for each patient is provided in compliance with the guidelines in pre- and post-treatment conferences.

With around 1,200 surgical procedures each year, the minimally invasive da Vinci surgical system represents a particular focus of the PZNW. With 6,000 da Vinci procedures performed to date since 2006, Dr Witt heads one of the world’s most experienced surgical teams in the field of robotic surgery. At the same time, Gronau has long since become established as a centre for the treatment of prostatic cancer and is frequented by patients from across the world.

Both therapeutically and diagnostically, the PZNW is invariably guided by the latest insights in research and medicine, e.g. we are one of the first hospitals internationally to have introduced the innovative trans-perineal fusion biopsy technique for the precise diagnosis of prostatic tumours.

This investigative method utilises a biopsy technique, which is stereotactically navigated by means of MRT and performed through an incision, which is particularly suitable for minimally invasive procedures.

Since, as a specialist in prostatic cancer, Dr Witt is among the few doctors who have mastered this highly complex surgical technique, he is also in great demand, both nationally and internationally, as a visiting surgeon.

Under the leadership of the specialist urologist, Northwest Prostate Centre is also certified and is recognised by the German Cancer Association as an Organ Cancer Centre.

Diagnostic Services

  • Computed tomography (3 Tesla MRI)
  • Photodynamic diagnostics (PDD)
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • HistoScanning
  • 3D Ultrasound
  • Transrectal ultrasound diagnostics
  • Urometry
  • Laboratory diagnostics:
  • PSA value
  • PSA 3
  • Testosterone
  • Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction
  • Psychooncological counseling
  • Quality management

Therapeutic Services

  • da Vinci prostatectomy
  • Open surgical procedures
  • Brachytherapy
  • HIFU
  • External radiotherapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Different types of rooms are available for the patient's selection. These range from rooms with three beds to comfortable single rooms. Relatives or companions can stay in the patient's room or in nearby hotels (up to 5 stars).
All rooms have:

  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WLAN Internet connection
  • Shower
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Urology

Other services

  • Prostate cancer (prostatic carcinoma)
  • Renal cancer (renal cell carcinoma)
  • Inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis)
  • Benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH)
  • Bladder weakness / incontinence
  • Stones / urolithiasis


Airports near

  • Düsseldorf Airportapprox. 120 km - 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Amsterdam Airport (Netherlands)approx. 180 km - 2 hours
  • Münster Airportapprox. 80 km - 1 hour

Additional staff

Andreas Schütte

Head of Robot-Assisted Surgery

Jörg Zinke

Head of Endourology and Medicinal Oncotherapy

PD Dr.
Vahudin Zugor

Head of Incontinence and Pediatric Urology