Our development

Our development



Founding of the gynaecological practice by Dr. Döhmen in Mönchengladbach



Recognition of the "Optional Further Education in Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine" by Dr. med. Georg Döhmen



Granting of the approval according to §121 a SGB V for the implementation of the methods of artificial insemination and construction of an IVF unit



First pregnancies through IVF or ICSI therapy, cryopreservation of oocytes in the pronuclear stage, sperm and testicular tissue

First pregnancies after cryocycles and TESE/ICSI treatments



Introduction of the assisted hatching procedure for embryos intended for transfer

Establishment of a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 for practice and IVF laboratory

Implementation of over 400 fertility treatments (IVF, ICSI and cryocycles)



Certification of the quality management system

More than 600 fertility treatments (IVF-, ICSI- and cryocycles)



More than 750 fertility treatments (IVF-, ICSI- and cryocycles)

Entrance of Dr. med. Thomas Schalk to the Fertility Centre



Performing more than 850 fertility treatments with an above-average clinical pregnancy rate of more than 33% (IVF or ICSI cycles)



Performing more than 1000 fertility treatments with an above-average clinical pregnancy rate of more than 30% (IVF or ICSI cycles)



Since 01.01.2004, the therapy with donor sperm in the form of heterologous insemination (AID) or in vitro fertilisation (heterologous IVF) has been carried out as a new service

In 2004, our fertility centre again achieved (as in previous years) far above-average clinical pregnancy/transfer rates (IVF: 32.4% and ICSI: 34.4%)



The following procedures have been available in our fertility centre since 2005:

  • Polar body diagnostics (PKD)
  • Vitrification of human germ cells
  • Oocyte banking


Development of individual treatment strategies with outstanding results in infertility treatment with a pregnancy rate of > 35% (all age groups); average pregnancy rate of all IVF centres according to the German IVF Register (DIR) 28.8% for 2009



TCM and Acupuncture



Introduction of preimplantation diagnostics (PID)



Use of benchtop incubators (G210, BT37) for the cultivation of oocytes (optimisation of culture conditions)

Dr. rer. nat. Ezz Al Din Al Azzeh: Expert recognition "Reproductive Biology of Man" by the AGRBM



Incubator: Embryoscope (time-lapse method)



Vitrification of oocytes, PN stages and blastocysts

07/2018: Dr. med. Frank Bender joins the Fertility Centre Niederrhein



04/2019: Dr. med. Nina Röper joins the Fertility Centre Niederrhein
(training assistant for gynaecology & obstetrics)

05/2019: Laying of the foundation stone for the pro-Kindwunsch practice new building at the Nordpark in Mönchengladbach
(planned opening: summer 2020)

Recommendations and assessments

in Mönchengladbach auf jameda

Very good doctor

We were in treatment from February 2018 to March 2019 with Dr. Döhmen and his team. We found ourselves in very good hands there. The whole team is super friendly. [...] If Dr. Döhmen wasn't there, his replacement Dr. Bender took over, this doctor is also great. So we can only recommend. Result: 35th SSW with twins.

Rating from 30.09.2019

Very good doctor and great practice team!

After several consultations in various fertility centres, we felt that we were in very good hands with Dr. Döhmen. At no time did you feel like you were one of many. This has always disturbed us in the other centres. We spent a total of 7 months with him in treatment and got to know Dr. Bender during this time - just as recommendable. Our wish came true - many thanks to the whole practice team. We will recommend you to others.

Rating from 03.09.2019

Very competent and sensitive doctor

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen for about a year. We felt very well taken care of during the whole time. The entire staff is always friendly and they are all super super sweet there! Unfortunately, the 3 ICSIs were not successful, but this definitely had nothing to do with the treatment method, but was due to my egg yield. It was a very emotional time and the whole team was very hard working and sensitive. Thanks for that!

Rating from 05.08.2019

Highly recommended

A good practice works best in a great team, where doctors and employees work hand in hand. We felt very well looked after and in good hands. Without your professional skills and your necessary empathy, our wish might have remained a wish. We would like to thank you and your entire team for supporting us in fulfilling our dream.

Rating from 10.06.2019

A very competent, nice and experienced doctor

We were super satisfied, both with Dr. Döhmen and with the entire practice team. Very nice staff, always answered our questions well and in detail. Dr. Döhmen is a very nice, experienced and trustful doctor. He knows what he's doing and is very friendly with patients.

Rating from 03.04.2019

Successful fertility treatment

We were treated by Dr. Döhmen from August 2017 to August 2018. He's very straightforward, matter-of-fact and doesn't revolve around anything. You know immediately where you are and what the possibilities are. We personally welcomed the honest and direct way all professional and medical information was understandable. Team also always very dear and endeavoured. [...] We are now in the 32nd SSW and thus in the final spurt and would go again and again to Dr. Döhmen in the practice.

Rating from 04.02.2019

Satisfied all round

On the recommendation of friends we turned to the practice and were treated by Dr. Döhmen. We had an ICSI and we had immediate success with the first attempt. Our healthy daughter was born in December 2018. We felt well taken care of during the treatment and were very satisfied all around.

Rating from 24.01.2019

I will always recommend the practice!

The appointment allocation is quick. Also the discussions, investigations and the further procedure are on the point. The care is very compassionate. My husband and I have always felt this way. The practice is very well organised. We felt very well taken care of there!

Valuation from 06.01.2019

Very friendly and professional service

Whether Dr. Döhmen or the employees, they were always very obliging and very nice. With all my fears and questions I have always felt very well taken care of.

Rating from 24.12.2018

Great time

We have been made aware of this practice by my gynaecologist. During the six months of treatment we felt comfortable and understood our problem. We never felt like we were alone. All doctors and assistants were very happy about our pregnancy. Thanks for a great time!

Rating from 11.10.2018

Successful fertility treatment

Very nice and competent team. Success with first treatment.

Rating from 19.07.2018

Very experienced nice doctor

Top treatment, good experience. After the first time, it was possible to have twins.

Rating from 02.07.2018

Very professional and empathic practice team and excellent physician

I am a doctor and have been recommended the practice by a colleague. It was our third ICSI attempt after unsuccessful attempts outside. The support by Dr. Döhmen was excellent from the very first day, very professional and all our questions were answered. The support by Dr. Döhmen in the treatment cycle but also by the entire team was great and very positive so that we were also very positive. The puncture and embryo transfer were very relaxed and professional. I was doing very well the whole time, all questions were answered. We actually got the wonderful news to be pregnant with twins and I am now in the 13th SSW. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Döhmen/Schalkalk practice and wish all couples who wish to have children every success.

Rating from 09.06.2018

Very competent and friendly

Very good practice throughout. Very experienced doctor. All staff very friendly. You're in good hands here.

Rating from 03.06.2018

Competent and friendly

Competent and friendly, knows what he's doing.

Rating from 26.05.2018

Sensitive and competent

All processes in practice are very well organised. The medical care is absolutely professional, all employees are highly competent and safe in what they do. The personal approach by both the doctors and the practice staff is characterised by goodwill and an emphatic basic attitude.

Rating from 22.02.2018

Competent and very friendly medical specialist

[...] Dr. Döhmen is a trustful doctor who takes care of questions and radiates calm and patience. It is very reassuring to know that you are in good hands, especially when a woman has a long, previously unfulfilled desire to have a child.

Rating from 12.12.2017

Very competent and friendly team

We were in treatment for almost a year. The second cryo seems to have worked. The team was at all times very busy and always nice and friendly. Competence cannot be questioned. The successes speak for themselves. I would recommend this clinic to everyone and would be happy to come back if I wish to have more children.

Rating from 27.10.2017

The best doctor ever

Successfully released from practice. Thanks to God, Dr. Döhmen and the great team, I have been a mother for a year now. After six years of unsuccessful desire to have children, this practice and this doctor were my very last hope. I can't say enough thank you, Dr. Döhmen, and see you next time.

Rating from 08.06.2017

Friendly and competent

A good treatment already takes place in the anteroom, where you are warmly welcomed and stay in the waiting room without long waiting times. Doctor is friendly and competent. I felt very well treated at all times.

Rating from 16.01.2017

Very nice and competent

Nowadays you rarely see doctors who are so friendly/human with you as Dr. Döhmen! Thanks a lot for that!

Rating from 11.01.2017
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