Our team

Dr. med. Jörn H. Witt

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Dr. med. Jörg Zinke

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Dr. med. Andreas Schütte

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Dr. med. Christian Wagner

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Bernhard Fangmeyer

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Welcome to the PZNW! Here’s something about it’s history.


Only with us

Beyond the standards: the Prostate Center Northwest offers special services which are really patient-oriented.

Here you can read more about our special services:

Patient-Concierge: Doris Noetzel’s task is to make sure that everything that we do for our patients, meets with their personal needs and requirements. This includes for example the preparation of a personal treatment plan, an individual counseling in accordance with the latest scientific findings, and deals with the arrangement of accommodation for the relatives and family members.

Case manager: The patient admission, the patient treatment and the discharge are all the steps which are associated with formalities. To relieve our patients from these formalities during their stay in our hospital, our case managers take the successful control. This provides a complete documentation. The case managers’ work results smooth implementation of the therapy and the shortest hospital stay for our patients.


Treatment plan: Even if we are talking about the same disease, each person is different. Because of this, we bring with us different requirements and expectations. During patient admission we give individual treatment plan to our patients. On this individual treatment plan we write down all the services what the patient is going to receive (therapeutic, physiotherapists, care). In this way the patients receive a clear schedule with all therapeutic measures. Of course we also offer a wide selection of optional services which are available for our patients on request. You can find more information in our flyer: ’Wahlleistungen’. The PZNW is certified by DEKRA. Please click here to view the certification.


Jobs & Training

Innovative employer in a contemplative environment: the PZNW and Gronau in professional and personal point of view are a good meeting point.

Liveable environment, innovative workplace

Gronau is located 90 km from Osnabrück, 60 km from Münster and situated directly next to the Dutch border. Gronau has approximately 46.000 inhabitants, and it has a nice small river, the Dinkel. Moreover Gildehauser Venn is a tranquil little town in itself. Gronau has become well-known across Europe because of the opening of the rock ’n’ pop museum in 2004. The museum is situated in the Kesselhalle, which was Mathieu van Deldena’s weaving mill before.  That we have chosen this location was not accidental: Udo Lindenberg originates from Gronau; at the end of April, since 1986, the biggest performers of Jazz & Blues have met annually at the Jazz Festival. The Rock Festival ’Auf die Ohren’ attracts the legends of this genre.

In this environment you can live healthy – and work well. The St. Antonius- Hospital Gronau, the Prostate Center Northwest, as well as the European Robotic Institute (ERI) are offering exciting prospects and interesting challenges for this in an innovative environment, and in a motivated team. Of course our training offering is equally attractive.

You need to understand what you are doing

The results of the surgeries made by the da Vinci System are really convincing. They require special training and experience. Therefore the surgeons first should build the necessary skills with the help of the simulations and secure their knowledge before they actually operate. For this purpose we have founded the European Robotic Institute (ERI) in Gronau as a platform of knowledge exchange and transfer. During our trainings and events we exchange our knowledge about minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Nurses, assistants, surgeons and even corporate customers can train and test their skills in the ERI since August 2012, which is equipped with the latest simulation and presentation equipment. The ERI’s offer includes simulations, practical trainings, and online trainings for the pre- and post graduated courses. The training courses are certified, so they offer a high level quality for the participants and they can be charged officially. So, the ERI’s goal is not just the dissemination of the robotic technique, but also to increase the quality of care.


We are always happy to see new faces. Job vacancies can be found on the website of the St. Antonius Hospital in Gronau.

Jobs for physicians

Jobs for nurses

Jobs for technical assistance

Jobs for other professional groups

Training places


The History

One of the leaders of robot-assisted prostate surgery in Germany

The Prostate Center Northwest was founded in 2004 and it was certified in 2010. Within a short time period it has become the most significant prostate center worldwide.

In 2011, more than 1000 robot-assisted surgery were made by the team with the leadership of Dr. med. Jörn H. Witt, who is the Chief Physician of the urological department of St. Antonius-Hospital Gronau. From 2006, altogether 4800 surgeries were made here. (more…)