The efficient prevention of gynaecological disorders and the fast treatment of diseases of the female genital tract are the core services of the specialist gynaecology department at the Privatklinik Ritzensee. Gynaecology is a particularly sensitive area in modern medicine and requires an highly trusting relationship between the doctor and patient, which is ensured through the professionalism and sensitive treatment methods provided by the doctors.
Specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, operating specialist at the Privatklinik Ritzensee
Ordination Matrei in Osttirol
Lienzer Straße 12
9971 Matrei in Osttirol
T: +43 4875 20159
Zeller Straße 11A (Volksbank)
|Mon||15:00 – 19:00|
|Tue||08:00 – 15.00|
|Wed||09:00 – 15:00|
|Thu||13:00 – 18:00|
|Fri||09:00 – 12:00|
German, English, Spanish
After studying medicine in Vienna, I trained as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology. In 2015, in addition to my work as a senior physician at the hospital, I opened a private doctor’s surgery.
Fachärztehaus Zell am See
Ordination Dr. Steger / Dr. Wurzer-Stix
5760 Zell am See
|By telephone arrangement|
Many girls are afraid of their first gynaecological appointment because they simply don’t know what to expect. I would like to take this fear away from you and therefore offer you an informative talk during your first visit.
I can tell you about the female body, the menstrual cycle, any menstrual problems, contraceptive issues and what is done at the annual gynaecological check-up.
You can come alone or with a caregiver.
The conversation will of course be treated confidentially.
If you wish to take the pill, I will take blood samples which will tell me whether the pill is suitable for you from a medical point of view. A decision about the contraceptive can then be made at a follow-up appointment.
I only perform a gynaecological examination on girls who are no longer virgins.
Otherwise I just do an ultrasound of the abdomen.
Birth control pill:
Combination pills (oestrogen and progestogen), with pill break where bleeding occurs
Mini-pill (progestogen) without a pill break and menstrual bleeding is absent (however, spotting is often described)
When prescribing a combined pill for the first time, I always take a coagulation status by means of a blood test, as the pill can influence blood coagulation and the risk of thrombosis and embolism is increased if there are congenital factors.
Smokers and overweight women are also advised not to take the combined pill.
Adverse side effects could include mood swings, headaches, sexual desire, nausea, spotting and water retention.
Implanon (hormone rods):
Pure progestogen preparation, is placed under the skin on the inside of the upper arm after local anaesthesia. The active substance is continuously delivered. Since some react with spotting, I have the women try a progestogen pill for 3 months to check their tolerance.
If well tolerated, the hormone rod can be left in place for 3 years.
Weekly change with 1 week break where menstruation comes.
3 weeks, then one week ring-free where the period comes.
Depot injection every 3 months,
side effect: decrease in bone density, not suitable for young girls.
is inserted into the uterine cavity and releases the hormone there continuously for 3 or 5 years (depending on the preparation).
Copper IUD: The effect is that the change in the lining of the uterus prevents the fertilised egg from implanting, and it also impairs the mobility of the sperm.
This type of IUD is suitable for women who do not want artificial hormones, but the disadvantage could be that menstrual bleeding could become heavier.
I offer to carry out at least 5 mother-child examinations (as provided for in the Mother-Child Pass).
At every check-up, an ultrasound is performed, blood pressure is measured, urine is checked and, of course, your questions are answered.
Two blood samples and a streptococcus B smear will be taken at the scheduled time.
However, I recommend two specific examinations elsewhere, namely first trimester screening between the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy and organ screening in the 20th week of pregnancy carried out by specialised colleagues.
I am happy to advise you in this phase of your life, which is not always easy.
The interplay between the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone no longer works and the “hormone carousel” begins.
Whether you counteract this with lifestyle changes, mental and physical exercise, a healthy diet, herbal supplements or hormones, it is important that you experience an active and happy second half of life.
I grew up in Vienna and Saalfelden.
After completing my medical studies in Vienna, I started at the hospital in Zell am See as an intern and graduated as a general practitioner after 3 years.
Luckily for me, a training position in obstetrics and gynaecology became available, so I was able to start my training there and successfully complete it as a specialist in the minimum time.
In 2015, alongside my work as a senior physician at the hospital, I opened a private doctor’s surgery.
I have been happily married since 2018 and am a mother to one son.