Westdeutsches Robotikzentrum



We warmly welcome you to the website of the West German Robotic Surgery Centre Essen. Our centre is a joint establishment of the Women’s Hospital at the University Hospital Essen and Thoracic Surgery Department at the Ruhrlandklinik Essen. Our responsibility is to perform minimally invasive and highly precise operations on patients by using modern standards with the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Our doctors are certified experts in their fields and operate daily with the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Benefits of Implementing the da Vinci® Surgical System

Have you been diagnosed with a disease that requires a surgical procedure? Usually, conventional surgery is what’s available, in which case, a large incision is made, corresponding blood loss occurs, a risk of infection is prevalent and visible scars are left behind. Another possibility would be laparoscopy. Here, only small cuts are made, however, this procedure is only used for very simple operations.

The next step of minimally invasive surgery is with the da Vinci® surgery system. Heavy surgical procedures with the smallest cuts are made. Patients suffer from significantly less pain, their hospitalisation is shortened considerably and they can quickly resume their daily activities as well as show potentially better clinical outcomes.

The da Vinci® System

Since the summer of 2010 and 2015 (Ruhrlandklinik), the Women’s Clinic at the University Hospital Essen and the Thoracic Surgery Department at the Ruhrlandklinik in Essen offer robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Si System. The da Vinci® operating robot is regarded as the most advanced development in the field of minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery.

We cordially invite you to have a look on our website and to familiarize yourself with the advantages of robotic procedures. And, of course, we are also personally available to answer all your questions!