Clinic with a Da Vinci Robot
Hospital corridor in the Martini Clinic in Hamburg, ©K Zacharias/CC0

Which clinics in Germany work with a Da-Vinci-Robot in surgery? Here are 30 hospitals with a modern surgical robot.

DA VINCI surgical robots are used more and more frequently in hospitals, for example for prostate or bladder cancer surgery or kidney removal. Using robotics has a lot of advantages for the patients, such as rapid recovery and a shorter hospital stay. In addition, the robot works with the minimally invasive surgical method, thus the patient only has a very small wound after surgery. A disadvantage is the high price of the operation which must be paid by patients from abroad themselves.

Not all German clinics work with the Da-Vinci-Robot. The following list presents hospitals that have a surgical robot.

30 German Clinics with a Da-Vinci-Robot

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office
St. Antonius Hospital GronauGronau1629No
Martini Clinic at the UKEHamburg1172Yes
Missioklinik WürzburgWürzburg809No
Marien Hospital HerneHerne791No
University Hospital LeipzigLeipzig651No
Diakonie Clinic StuttgartStuttgart622No
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg546Yes
University Medicine GöttingenGöttingen528No
Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt BochumBochum485Yes
University Hospital MünsterMünster471Yes
University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg427Yes
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus DresdenDresden423Yes
Caritas Hospital St. JosefRergensburg415No
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz406Yes
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg405Yes
Clinic of the LMU MunichMunich401Yes
Martha-Maria Hospital Halle-DölauHalle (Saale)372No
Magdeburg ClinicMagdeburg366No
Nürnberg-Nord ClinicNürnberg341Yes
University Hospital TübingenTübingen341Yes
Protestant Clinics Essen-MitteEssen336Yes
Siloah St. Trudpert ClinicPforzheim307No
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg298No
Sindelfingen ClinicSindelfingen285No
University Hospital EssenEssen284Yes
Prosper-HospitalRecklinghausen272No
University Hospital JenaJena268No
St. Elisabeth HospitalCologne266No
University Hospital FrankfurtFrankfurt am Main266Yes
University Hospital HalleHalle (Saale)263No

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This is how the clinic list was created:

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with the Da-Vinci robot (OPS 5-987), because only hospitals that use this surgical robot on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least 80 per cent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK, the BARMER Ersatzkasse and the Kaufmännische Krankenkasse (KKH) in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay.
  • Good Hygiene! All the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures are taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.

The presentation above only shows a small selection of hospitals with a Da Vinci Robot. In general, doctors in about one hundred clinics in Germany work with the new technology. Ask your hospital of choice whether surgery with Da Vinci is possible. Often, there is also information about this subject on the hospital’s website.