Vienna general hospital - Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien (AKH)

Vienna, Austria

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  • Founded in 1693
  • 2,137 beds
  • 1,464 specialists
  • 26 multidisciplinary clinics
  • 42 clinical institutes

Clinic Overview

The clinic comprises the following units:

  • five clinical institutes;
  • 26 partner hospitals;
  • 42 specialized departments;
  • over 60 outpatient departments;
  • 51 operating rooms;
  • 21 intensive care departments;
  • over 20 procedure rooms;
  • seven rooms for post-operative recovery.

Among the better-known AKH units are the biochemistry laboratory and instrumental diagnostics center, the neurology institute, the pathology department, and the general oncology center.

Here Are the Clinic’s Main Specialties:

Patients can go to AKH for the identification and treatment of abnormalities in the area of:

  • aesthetic and reconstructive surgery;
  • pulmonology and otolaryngology;
  • ophthalmology;
  • immunology;
  • neurology and neurosurgery;
  • endocrinology and dermatovenerology;
  • gastroenterology and proctology;
  • gynecology and obstetrics;
  • rheumatology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation;
  • phlebology and cardiology;
  • dentistry;
  • pediatrics;
  • psychotherapy;
  • urology and nephrology;
  • cosmetology;
  • oncology and oncohematology;
  • sexology;
  • anesthesiology;

The Clinic’s Achievements:

  • more than a hundred thousand hospital admissions and around 600,000 outpatients each year (across all units);
  • diagnosis of pathologies of various etiologies;
  • a leading training center for future medics;
  • hundreds of successful bone marrow, lung, liver, heart, and kidney transplants a year;
  • furthering relations with insurance companies in Austria and other countries;
  • beneficial cooperation with leading health insurance companies (bilateral agreements).

Benefits of Treatment at the Clinic

Thousands of patients visit Vienna General Hospital each year, motivated by:

  • relatively low prices compared to other Austrian hospitals;
  • the main building is conveniently located close to an underground station and bus stops, which makes it easy to get to all parts of the city;
  • guarded underground parking for 800 cars;
  • the area is impressive and the infrastructure is excellent—from the medical center you can enjoy restaurants, shops, bank branches, and ATMs, which are open 24/7;
  • consultation with the best specialists in their fields for a prompt and accurate diagnosis;
  • impressive experience in internal organ transplants and bone marrow transplants;
  • regular introduction of innovative medical developments, many of which have been developed thanks to hospital staff.

Doctors

The hospital’s staff are professionals never missing a chance to do research and practice; they often participate in international forums and conferences. The staff of all the university clinics that make up the hospital exceeds 10,000 people, with around 1,500 being doctors specializing in various areas. Here are the specialists who are best known in Austria and abroad:

  • Gilbert Beran (cardiology, general therapy);
  • Bruno Robibaru (pulmonology);
  • Clemens Klug (dentistry, surgery, plastic surgery, oncology);
  • Gerhard Prager (endocrinology, treatment of gastrointestinal diseases);
  • Arnulf Ferlitsch (gastroenterology);
  • Georg Schatzl (sexology and urology).

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