The Division of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery is concerned with diagnostics, surgical therapy and aftercare of inpatients and outpatients with diseases related to gastroenterology, endocrinology and senology as well as gastroenterological emergencies and abdominal trauma.

Our surgical focus is on diagnostics and surgical interventions for benign and malignant diseases of the entire gastrointestinal tract. This includes hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and possible interventions with a palliative intent such as tumor embolization and cryosurgical ablation of primary and secondary liver tumors.

Resections of thyroid glands, parathyroid glands and adrenal glands are routinely conducted as part of endocrine surgery. Breast surgery for women with a special emphasis on oncological aspects is another area of specialization. Laparoscopic surgery is becoming increasingly important.

In addition to classic laparoscopic surgery on the gall bladder and gall ducts, herniotomies and gastrointestinal tract interventions, the division also performs diagnostic laparoscopy as well as ambitious procedures for functional disorders of the gastroesophageal junction, adrenalectomies and liver and spleen operations. Another focus is on colorectal surgery and coloproctology with an emphasis on anorectal functional diagnostics: measurements of colon transit time, anorectal manometry and (in cooperation with other divisions) defecography and pelvic floor EMG. Biofeedback training is routinely offered for anorectal disorders.

The uniqueness and the added value of our division are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The division is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.