Wiener Privatklinik

Wiener Privatklinik or WPK (English: Private Clinic of Vienna) is a private hospital in Vienna which is a top choice for world-class medical care thanks to its optimal flexibility, exceptional management, nursing expertise, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The hospital’s close proximity to Vienna University Hospital and its strong collaboration with 300 top-level researchers and doctors ensures that patients receive the best and most advanced treatments available.

The hospital is equipped with four operating rooms, medical imaging technology, physical therapy and medical recovery services. It has nine competence centers, providing patients diagnosis and treatment in a wide variety of medical specialties: cardiovascular medicine, peripheral nerves surgery, oncology, orthopedics, sports medicine, trauma surgery, interventional radiology and microsurgery, plastic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation and investigations in aerospace medicine.

The hospital’s Academy Cancer Center is one of the few medical centers in Europe that implement the concept of personalized medicine in oncology, offering patients the latest and most innovative personalized treatments against cancer, such as personalised targeted therapy and immunotherapy. These therapies complete the series of classic oncology treatments (chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery). The final diagnosis and treatment strategy are established following a histopathological examination of the tumor tissue.

Wiener Privatklinik represents a standard in the Austrian health care system in terms of care protocols. All staff is certified internationally, according to the official norms ISO 9001: 2015. Annual inspections are carried out to verify in detail the quality of patient care protocols, thereby ensuring strict control of hospital-acquired infections.

The Competence Center for Gastroenterology and Hepatology is responsible for diagnosing and treating various organs and conditions, including:

  • Liver: Covering all liver diseases, from fatty liver and liver inflammation to liver tumors, as well as congenital liver diseases such as Hepatitis A, B, and C, often associated with fatty liver and metabolic syndrome.

  • Pancreas: Addressing diseases ranging from simple pancreas inflammation to diabetes and pancreatic carcinoma.

  • Gall system – Gallbladder: Dealing with diseases of the bile system and gallbladder, including inflammation of the bile ducts and gallbladder, bile stones, tumorous changes in the bile ducts, and chronic inflammatory diseases of the biliary tract.

To diagnose these organ-related diseases, the center is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and imaging tools, including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Computer Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Position Emission Tomography/Computer Tomography (PET/CT), which can also be used for diagnostic-therapeutic purposes and targeted CT-guided punctures.

Furthermore, the Competence Center for Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Wiener Privatklinik offers cutting-edge bariatric surgery procedures for weight reduction. These surgeries include:

  1. Stomach Reduction (Sleeve)
  2. Gastric bypass
  3. Gastric band
  4. Stomach balloon

The WPK Academy Cancer Center provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and interdisciplinary therapeutic procedures for all types of gastrointestinal cancers, all of which are performed by internationally renowned specialists in this field.

Using a collaborative team-based approach, highly experienced gastrointestinal cancer specialists work alongside medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists to accurately diagnose the condition and devise an optimal treatment plan.


  • Endoscopy
  • Histologic and molecular assessments, including relevant molecular factors to identify possible hereditary predispositions
  • Radiological assessments, such as sonography, endosonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT), and PET-CT
  • Laparoscopy


  • Interdisciplinary care involving radiologic procedures, surgical and minimally invasive interventions, and medical oncologic treatments
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapies to render advanced tumors operable
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive interventions like radiofrequency ablation, injections, dilatations, and stent implantations
  • Surgical oncology, encompassing open and minimally invasive surgeries for gastroesophageal tumors and gastrointestinal stroma tumors (GISTs)
  • Surgical complication management

Specific surgical and minimally invasive options for pancreatic cancers, colon cancers, and rectal cancers are also available.

Additionally, the center performs surgical removal of liver and lung metastases arising from colorectal cancers.

Wiener Privatklinik provides an extensive array of therapeutic procedures for gynecological cancers, catering to diverse needs and stages. Their expertise encompasses both surgical and medical treatments for ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer.


  • Conisation performed using a loop electrosurgical procedure for cervical dysplasia
  • Simple hysterectomy (minimally invasive procedure)
  • Radical hysterectomy (nerve-sparing technique)
  • Radical trachelectomy (fertility-sparing technique)
  • Pelvic lymph node evaluation, including sentinel techniques
  • Para-aortic lymph node evaluation (minimally invasive procedure)
  • Chemotherapy and targeted therapy (anti-angiogenesis)
  • Immunotherapy


  • Simple hysterectomy (minimally invasive procedure)
  • Pelvic lymph node evaluation, including sentinel techniques
  • Para-aortic lymph node evaluation (minimally invasive procedure)
  • Fertility-sparing treatment
  • Anti-hormonal treatment
  • Chemotherapy


  • Local and radical tumor resection, including plastic reconstructive procedures
  • Evaluation of inguinal lymph nodes, including sentinel lymph node procedure
  • Chemotherapy for recurrent disease


In modern cancer treatment, interdisciplinary collaboration is paramount. At Wiener Privatklinik, a tumor board meeting convenes specialists from various disciplines to devise the best treatment plan for each individual patient, ensuring comprehensive and personalized care.

At the WPK Academy of Central European Oncology, esteemed Austrian physicians from diverse fields collaborate to provide optimal treatment for patients with lung cancer, as well as other types of tumors. The comprehensive approach includes chemotherapy and targeted treatment.

The first crucial step involves radiological diagnostics, where the combination of positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) plays a significant role.

Once lung cancer is diagnosed, an endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy (EBUS) is performed, and molecular diagnostics are conducted externally to search for specific changes in the tumor tissue and determine an accurate tumor typing.

Based on these examinations, the interdisciplinary tumor board decides on the most suitable course of action, including surgical, radiotherapeutic, and immunologial therapies to treat the lung tumor effectively.

Wiener Privatklinik’s Competence Centre for Orthopedics specializes in performing various state-of-the-art treatments for orthopedic issues, including joint wear and tear, joint inflammation, and orthopedic injuries related to hips, knees, spine, and feet.

The Competence Centre for Orthopedics at the Vienna Private Hospital is a highly proficient endoprosthetics center. Qualified specialists handle every step in the treatment and rehabilitation process, starting from selecting suitable prostheses and utilizing 3D computer models for surgical planning, to rehabilitation and postoperative examinations.

They predominantly employ minimally invasive techniques in the corresponding operations, resulting in reduced scarring, shorter recovery times, and a lower risk of complications. This makes Wiener Privatklinik’s competence center one of the most well-staffed and advanced in Vienna.

In addition to hip and knee prostheses, the center also offers prostheses for shoulders, elbows, and ankle joints.

The Orthopedic Bone Tumor center at the Wiener Privatklinik boasts state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities. They employ tumor prostheses in treating Osteo and Ewing sarcoma, as well as other bone and soft tissue tumors in adults, including benign tumors. 

The Orthopedics Centre at the Wiener Privatklinik also brings together a comprehensive range of expertise in treatments and rehabilitation to alleviate pain in patients and restore their maneuverability and mobility.

The Vienna Private Hospital’s Comeback Programme employs the latest research findings to enhance treatment, rehabilitation, and healing after knee and hip operations. Like other therapy programs at Wiener Privatklinik, it synergizes knowledge and competences from various specialist departments.

The Millesi Center at the Wiener Privatklinik has an interdisciplinary team of specialists that offers integrated diagnosis and treatment of nerve injuries and pain syndromes performing surgery as well as nerve reconstruction, including nerve transplantation and neuro-rehabilitation.

Injuries of the peripheral nervous system:

  • Brachial plexus
  • Nerves of the upper extremities
  • Lumbosacral plexus
  • Nerves of the lower extremities

Conditions following nerve injuries:

  • Neurolysis
  • Restoration of the nerve continuity through nerve transplantation
  • Nerve transfer
  • Restoration of the nerve function through muscle transfer
  • Restoration of the muscle balance Arthrolysis (solution of joint adhesion)
  • Tenolysis (solution of tendon adhesion)
  • Arthrosis to improve the general function
  • Reconstruction through skin graft and tissue transfer (gliding tissue flaps)

Causes of Pain Syndromes:

  • Nerve irritation Spontaneous or after surgeries /injuries
  • Reconstructive Skin and Gliding
  • Tissue Surgery Nerve Tumors
  • Compression Syndromes Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS)
  • Guyon’s canal syndrome
  • Suprascapularis syndrome
  • Pronator teres syndrome


  • Spastic Paralysis
  • Volkmann’s Contracture
  • Neuro-rehabilitation with special consideration of the brain plasticity (IMF Therapy)

Wiener Privatklinik remains at the forefront of complex surgery, recently introducing the Da Vinci Intuitive robotic system.

This cutting-edge surgical technology ensures faster patient recovery, reduced risk of bleeding and infection, minimal post-operative pain, and smaller incision scars.

The system caters to a broad spectrum of minimally invasive surgeries, including oncological, urological, gynecological, and visceral procedures.

Amethyst Radiotherapy, Europe’s fastest growing cancer treatment facility, brings together the expertise of leading cancer specialists and the latest, most advanced techniques and equipment to offer patients the finest radiation therapies.

In 2020, Amethyst’s medical teams, comprising over 100 doctors in thirteen centers, successfully treated more than 30,000 cancer patients.

They provide radiation treatment alone or combined chemoradiation for various tumor diseases, including:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate carcinoma, bladder cancer
  • Skin Tumors (basalioma, spinalioma, Mercel-cell carcinoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Head and neck tumors (naso-, oro-, hypopharynx, and larynx carcinoma)
  • Lymphoma, plasmacytoma, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Lung tumors (bronchial carcinoma, pleural mesothelioma, thymoma)
  • Gastrointestinal tumors (esophagus, pancreas, stomach, rectum, anal carcinoma, diolangiocarcinoma)
  • Brain tumors (glioblastoma, astrocytoma, acoustic neuroma, and meningioma)
  • Tumors of the genital organs (cervix, corpus, vulva, and vaginal carcinoma)
  • Sarcomas
  • Metastases (brain, bones, lymph nodes, lungs, and liver metastases)
  • Benign diseases of tendons and joints that can be treated with radiation therapy

Additionally, Amethyst employs radiotherapy for a range of orthopedic diseases, such as heel spur, inflammatory Achilles tendon irritation, tennis and golf elbow, or joint and tendon tears. These treatments utilize a very low radiation dose.

The facility customizes treatments for each patient based on individual computed tomographic screenings. The medical staff, including the radiotherapist and the doctor, develop the treatment plan with utmost consideration for protecting healthy organs and tissues.

Amethyst utilizes a state-of-the-art treatment system provided by the Swedish company Elekta, complemented by innovative precision medical techniques. This allows for the use of the most modern linear accelerator with integrated CT available for radiation treatments worldwide.

Innovative radiotherapy procedures at Amethyst include:

  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Respiratory Gating
  • Volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
  • Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • PET-CT in cooperation with the Radiology Center

The Competence Centre for Sports Medicine and Trauma Surgery at the Wiener Privatklinik offers therapy and rehabilitation for sports and accidental injuries of all kinds and severities. Treatment is provided for knee injuries, cruciate ligament revisions and shoulder injuries with a focus on minimally invasive surgery. 

Arthroscopy is used in many areas of the Competence Centre for Sports Medicine and Trauma Surgery at the Vienna Private Hospital, for example, for knee, shoulder, wrist and ankle operations. Surgeons work with millimeter precision and the operation leaves no large scars with physical recovery much faster than traditional procedures.

Such an approach allows less postoperative pain, faster mobilization and recovery for older patients, minimally invasive procedures when conventional operational techniques are impossible due to the accompanying risks – and increasingly frequent minimally invasive operations as outpatient treatments, whereby a serious procedure previously meant a longer hospital stay.

To maintain, improve and restore optimal pain-free freedom of movement, there is a wide range of measures available, e.g.:

  • Sports physiotherapy to restore mobility
  • Endurance training to develop general performance capability
  • Strength training to support the musculoskeletal system
  • Coordination training
  • Proprioceptive training
  • Trigger point treatment
  • Vibration therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Movement training

The Vienna International Center for Thoracic Oncology provides a comprehensive range of surgical interventions for the treatment of thoracic malignancies.

Top-tier Austrian physicians from diverse medical specialties collaborate to offer the best possible treatment to patients with lung cancer and other types of tumors.

The center performs various surgical procedures, including:

  • Minimal invasive procedures (video-assisted and uniport surgery)
  • Standard open procedures (muscle-sparing minithoracotomy)
  • Complex extended surgery (sleeve resections, vascular and thoracic wall resections, extrapleural pneumonectomy.

The Vienna International Center for Thoracic Oncology delivers the latest and most advanced oncologic treatments for thoracic cancers, including:

  • Personalized treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy in combination with immunotherapy across all stages of the respective disease.

In addition to oncologic treatments, the Vienna International Center for Thoracic Oncology also provides complementary tumor treatment-related services through the existing infrastructure of the WPK Academy Cancer Center. These services include psychological support, nutritional advice, physiotherapy, and access to interdisciplinary expertise.