Surgery at the PremiQaMed Private Hospitals
Abdominal surgery deals with endoscopic diagnostics (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs: esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestine, appendix and rectum. The tasks of the abdominal surgeon also include interventions on the gallbladder, liver, spleen and pancreas, as well as surgical removal of tumors in the abdominal organs.
General surgery includes all surgical treatments of the soft tissues in case of inflammation, abscesses, tumors, hernia operations, as well as operations on the thyroid gland and vessel surgery. Whenever possible, the specialists working at the hospitals of the PremiQaMed Group perform minimally invasive operations using laparoscopy in order to prevent large abdominal incisions. Our top surgeons have the most modern surgical technology at their disposal.
Bile duct & gallbladder
It is often gallstones that cause problems or even cause very painful colic. Diagnostics using ultrasound, MRI and laboratories provide quick information. If necessary, an endoscopic examination of the bile ducts (bile ductoscopy) is available using “Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography” (ERCP). During this examination, gallstones located in the bile ducts can be removed immediately. The method is also used to remove tumors. If the bile ducts are blocked, a stent is placed in order to ensure bile flow. The gold standard treatment for gallbladder inflammation is laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder).
Hernias occur relatively frequently. A hernia happens when part of an organ protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles and forms a bulge. Inguinal hernias occur most frequently, but also other types of hernias, such as umbilical hernias or incisional hernias in the area of a surgical scar.
Even if some hernias only cause mild discomfort, it is advisable to have them repaired surgically. The diagnosis is carried out quickly with an ultrasound examination. The operations are carried out very frequently in the PremiQaMed hospitals by very experienced surgeons. There are various methods of hernia surgery, which surgeons carefully consider for each case. For very large hernias, special methods are used to prevent recurrence.
The widespread reflux of stomach acid – colloquially known as “heartburn” – can cause burning pain in the esophagus. Persistent and intense symptoms can indicate reflux disease and should be clarified by a specialist. Reflux disease puts a lot of strain on the esophagus and, in the worst case, can cause esophageal cancer. In the Reflux Center at the Döbling Private Hospital, all diagnostic equipment is available for a quick clarification: gastroscopy, impedance measurement, video cinematography. If surgical repair is required, it is carried out by specialized surgeons.
More about reflux treatment: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diagnosis and treatment at Döbling Private Hospital in Vienna
Hemorrhoids & diverticula
Everyone has hemorrhoids. Treatment is only necessary if they are enlarged and cause discomfort. Depending on the severity, hemorrhoids can be treated with medication or with a minor procedure which is carried out very frequently in the PremiQaMed hospitals. Diverticula - i.e. outpouchings in the lining of the intestinal wall - can cause problems if inflammation of the diverticulum (diverticulitis) occurs, and can be associated with more severe symptoms. The disease is treated with antibiotic therapy or, in special cases, with surgery.
It is important to identify and treat venous disease at an early stage to avoid complications such as phlebitis and life-threatening thrombosis. Today, most vein operations can be carried out using endolaser without incisions, bruising or wound healing disorders. Large, deep varicose veins can also be treated with endolaser. The procedure is usually carried out under local anesthesia on a day-case basis. Healing your vein disorders is just as important to us as the aesthetics of your legs.
More about vein surgery: Modern minimally-invasive techniques of vein surgery in Austria, Vienna
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