Aesthetic surgery
Plastic reconstructive surgery

Studied and trained as a specialist in Brazil, obtained his doctorate in Germany after a master’s degree at the University of Mainz, then habilitated as a university professor with appointment and assumption of a chair. International career with post-doctorates in the UK, Germany, USA, Belgium, Japan, etc. International teaching in various countries. Based in Salzburg and in Munich since 1997. Worked at the Privatklinik Ritzensee as an affiliated doctor since June 2020 with numerous satisfied patients already operated on.


Praxis Dr. med. Paschoal FELIPPE
Professor UFSC-Brasilien
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 664 1808773
M: office@felippe.com
H: www.felippe.com

Surgery hours

Mon 08:00 – 21:00
Tue 08:00 – 21:00
Wed 08:00 – 21:00
Thu 08:00 – 21:00
Fri 08:00 – 21:00
Sat By arrangement
Sun By arrangement

DR PASCHOAL FELIPPE, professor (UFSC-Brasil)




Operations of all degrees of complexity on the face and body for rejuvenation and body shaping.

Eyelid corrections are always performed with muscle tightening.
Rhinoplasty is done with an open technique using visual guidance.
With facelifts, not only the skin but also the muscle structures are corrected – with minimal permanent scars.

Endoscopic plastic surgery (so-called keyhole surgery method) is used on the face for facelifts and on the body for breast augmentation, on the chest, abdomen and buttocks.
Liposuction is performed with High Definition (HD) so that the body shape is better defined.

Breast lifts can also be done for lack of volume combined with breast augmentation and minimal scars.

The tummy tuck is always performed with muscle tightening and the waist and hips are thus also included in the treatment.

Buttock correction with reshaping, buttock lift if required and possibly also the combination of lift and augmentation using autologous tissue or implants.

Correction of surgical scars with aesthetic improvements.

SOS – Secondary Optimisation of Aesthetic Surgery
Operation to improve surgical treatments already performed elsewhere. For this type of treatment, Professor Felippe is often regularly sought out by patients from distant places and countries.

Breast implant recipients
Point of contact for breast implant recipients including the option of ultrasound, mammography and MRI examinations if required


The treatments can be carried out on an outpatient basis or – at the patient’s request – on an inpatient basis. Outpatient surgery requires certain criteria, which vary from patient to patient, so that they can be discharged home the same day.



Professional career:
Professor Felippe studied medicine in Brazil and is the third generation of doctors in his family. After his physician-officer service in the military navy, he trained in general surgery with a focus on trauma, then trained in urology, followed by further training in plastic surgery in Brazil and in Germany. He has successfully mastered all three medical specialties. In Plastic Surgery in Brazil, he has continued his training in different countries to work in specific areas of plastic surgery, such as the treatment of wounds after severe war injuries, deformities in children and adults of the face and body, correction of consequences of severe burns and the restoration of body parts after tumour treatments and injuries. In Aesthetic Surgery, he has acquired his knowledge in Brazil and in various other countries and consolidated it in Belgium, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Iran, Japan, Russia, Scotland, the USA and others. Professor Felippe has successfully performed over 30,000 operations of all levels of difficulty. See www.felippe.com

Specialist in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

Additional information (experience abroad, social commitment):
Honorary President of “The World Academy of Medicine” and responsible for the continuing education programme and the international exchange of doctors and junior doctors in 52 member countries.

He voluntarily operates on war wounded with severe wounds from different countries.

Honorary chairman of the “Unidos International Football Association” – promoting disadvantaged children through sport and education

Honorary deputy chairman of the association “Amadeus International Culture Committee” for the promotion of young artists

International scientific coordinator of the Sofia Institute for Education and Health


Additional qualifications:
University Professor of Surgery
Trained aircraft pilot category PP
Digital photography with operating theatre computer simulation
Trained forensic expert at the higher regional court of Linz

Professor Felippe is constantly at selected international training events.

He also organises “hands-on” training events and workshops himself and teaches for his professional colleagues and junior staff in different countries to share his knowledge, experience and own methods.

Professor Felippe holds a doctorate in medicine from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in Germany, having conducted scientific studies, completed his doctoral thesis and obtained his licence to practise medicine through a viva voce examination.

He is a habilitated university professor of surgery at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Professor Felippe is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) based in the USA and belongs to a select group of plastic surgeons worldwide.

Member of the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)

Further numerous memberships with renowned organisations

German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (all fluent)


Outpatient and inpatient operations to rejuvenate the eyelids and face with minimal scars. Body contouring with skin tightening and removal of excess fatty tissue with HD technique (High Definition technique) and use of autologous fat to improve the shape of the face, breasts and buttocks. Correction of sagging skin also on the upper arm and thigh with minimal scars. Breast correction of all types with minimal scars, tummy tuck in all variations. Shape improvements of the nose. Intimate surgery for women and men including gentle foreskin plastic surgery also for children.


Congress participation German Congress for Plastic Surgery September 2022 – Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Felippe, Specialist for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery has participated in the 52nd Annual Congress of the DGPRÄC & 26th Annual Congress of the VDÄPC” on 30.09.2022 in Frankfurt am Main. The most modern treatment methods for rejuvenation and body shaping were discussed in detail among experts. In addition to the treatment of facial surgery, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, upper arm lift, the treatments of lipedema were also intensively discussed.


Congress participation Arab Health+Lab January 2023 – Dubai

Prof. Dr. Felippe, specialist for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery has already confirmed his participation. He treats numerous patients from overseas at the Ritzensee Private Clinic. This trade fair will showcase the latest medical technology from European and Asian manufacturers in combination with a medical congress where internationally renowned experts will present their most modern treatment methods.


 Innovations in plastic surgery by Prof. Felippe at Privatklinik Ritzensee


Minimally invasive plastic surgery

Facelifts and breast corrections with endoscopy or with small incisions are minimally invasive procedures offered by Prof. Felippe at Privatklinik Ritzensee.


Rhinoplasty – functional and aesthetic

Rhinoplasties are also performed in one session, in cooperation with the ENT Clinic, at the Ritzensee Private Clinic. Clarifications of functional problems and deformities are carried out using the latest video endoscopy and disturbances of the air valve passage are measured using “rhinometry” state-of-the-art equipment. This enables precise diagnosis and treatment.



Increasing patient complaints with “heavy and thick” legs are detected by the most modern lipoedema diagnostics.

Prof. Felippe carries out a structured diagnosis and treatment plan for lipedema at the Ritzensee Private Clinic.

This also includes follow-up treatment with the support of specially trained occupational therapists and medically trained masseurs.


Breast diagnostics cooperation – Tauern diagnostics and Prof Felippe, plastic surgery

Expertise in breast surgery is provided by the excellent cooperation between Prof. Dr. Felippe and Tauerndiagnostik – Radiological Examinations at the Ritzensee Private Clinic.

Checks on breasts that have already been operated on, on “implant carriers” and also on patients with breast complaints can be carried out perfectly thanks to specialist plastic-surgical examinations and clarification using the most modern digital imaging procedures such as mammography and MRI. All “implant carriers” should routinely come in once a year for a check-up, regardless of whether they have complaints or not.


Evening consultation

Prof. Felippe also offers evening consultations from 4 to 9 pm – by appointment only.


Saturday consultation hours

Prof. Felippe also offers Saturday consultations – by appointment only.


Financing – payment by instalments

Prof Felippe offers collaborations with external financial service providers to enable financing of all treatments for patients.


Consultation appointments: +43 664 18 08 773 also available via WhatsApp ;

 office@felippe.com continuously available

Aesthetic surgery
Plastic reconstructive surgery


Praxis Dr. med. Patricia Lebo
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582 794530
M: patricia.lebo@privatklinik-ritzensee.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement




Hand surgery

  • Rhizarthrosis (arthrosis of the thumb saddle joint)
  • Dupuytren’s disease/ Ledderhose’s disease (pathologically increased connective tissue in the area of the hand or foot with resulting restricted movement)
  • Ganglia
  • Tendonitis and tendon stenosis
  • Reconstruction (e.g. after a cut) of nerves, vessels and tendons
  • Nail and nail bed surgery

Breast surgery

  • Surgical therapy for breasts that are too small or too large,
  • “sagging” or “hollow” breasts as well as breast asymmetries or tuberous breasts
  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Surgical therapy of the male breast (gynaecomastia)

Peripheral nerve surgery

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (sulcus nervi-ulnaris syndrome)
  • Loge-de-Guyon syndrome
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Treatment of scars

  • After operations
  • After accidents,
  • burns etc.
  • Incl. treatment with lipofilling

Skin grafts

  • Full-skin covers
  • Split-skin covers
  • Local flap plasties

Hidradenitis suppurativa/ acne inversa

Therapy of purulent inflammation of skin appendages by e.g. local flap plasty, skin transplantation after excision of the corresponding areas, etc.

Surgical therapy of malignant and benign skin changes

  • From head to toe
  • Incl. facial and defect coverage with local flap plasties
  • Split-skin, full-thickness skin grafts

Chronic wounds / problem wounds

  • In cases of peripheral arterial disease and venous insufficiency
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Pressure sores

Surgery near the eye

Surgical therapy in the area of the upper and lower eyelids, upper eyelid blepharochalasis – “drooping eyelids”, “bags under the eyes”, “festoons”, “malar bags”, ectropion – outward tilting of the lower eyelid

Body contouring procedures

  • Fat removal (liposuction)
  • Body tightening surgery / surgical therapy of excess skin and soft tissue after massive weight loss (through lifestyle modification or after bariatric surgery)
  • Abdominoplasty (mini), belt lift, thigh lift, upper arm lift, body lift, dermolipectomies

Intimate surgery

  • Labia reduction
  • Scar correction
  • Pubic mound reduction
  • Spermatic cord reconstruction after ligation

Surgical therapy of the outer ear

  • Protruding ears
  • Asymmetries
  • Earlobe reconstruction (after piercings, tunnels etc.)

Botulinum toxin etc.

  • Botulinum toxin for wrinkles, migraines, excessive sweating, etc.
  • Hyaluronic acid (“filler”)
  • Treatments with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma; “vampire lift”)
  • Microneedling to improve the appearance of the skin or scars


Autologous fat for the treatment of arthrosis with the Lipogems® procedure (www.lipogems.com)




Studied human medicine at the University of Vienna, while working as a medical assistant in a family practice.
Doctorate in general medicine in 2007.

Training in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, Heiden/St.Gallen, Switzerland and in neurosurgery, Hamburg, Germany from 2008 to 2011.

Training as a specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Soest, Germany and at the LKH University Hospital Graz with counter-specialty training in angiology and anatomy 2011 to 2017.
Counter-specialty training in general surgery at BKH St. Johann in Tirol.

Specialist and senior physician at the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital Graz until 2020.

Practising as a specialist in plastic surgery in Saalfelden, Mogersdorf and Vienna in collaboration with Dr. Artur Worseg.

Full member of the Austrian Society for Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (ÖGPÄRC) and the Austrian Society for Surgery (OEGCH).

Link publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patricia-Lebo

German, English, Croatian

Aesthetic surgery
Plastic reconstructive surgery

“My philosophy is to offer aesthetic surgery at the highest level!”

 Experience, quality, seriousness, sustainability and safety, holistic competence, aesthetic flair, empathy and comprehensive care from the beginning, as well as regular training and continuing studies guarantee optimal and contemporary treatment methods.


Praxis Dr Thurner
ÄsthetischePlastischeChirurgie Dr Thurner
Mirabellplatz 6
5020 Salzburg
Praxis Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 662 872599
T: +43 664 4220458
M: info@dr-thurner.at
H: www.dr-thurner.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement

Dr. Josef Thurner




Main areas of aesthetic surgery

Head and neck:

  • Rhinoplasty, nose correction, nose modelling with filler
  • Facelift, thread lift, minilift, eyebrow lift, cat-eye lift
  • Neck lift, neck rejuvenation with botulinum toxin and filler
  • Upper eyelid lift, blepharoplasty, lower eyelid lift, eyelid plastic surgery, eyelid lift
  • Otoplasty, ear correction, earplasty, chin correction
  • Botulinum toxin, wrinkle treatment:
    • Crow’s feet, glabella, frown lines, lifting the corners of the mouth, forehead wrinkles, neck wrinkles, smoothing fine mouth wrinkles.
    • Broxism relief (teeth grinding), migraine prevention with botulinum toxin
    • Armpit, hand and foot sweating, hyperhidrosis
  • Lipofilling, autologous fat treatment, wrinkle injection, hyaluron:
    • Lip augmentation, lip shaping, lip volume, filtrum injections
    • Lip contouring, smoothing fine lip wrinkles
    • Filling nasiolabial folds, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, marionette wrinkles
    • Shape chin line, shape chaw line, jaw angle filler correction, chin volume
    • Face contouring, face shaping, liquid lifting, smoothline, V-line, V-lift
    • Cheek volume, cheekbones, zygomatic arch volume, tear furrow, fill in dark eye circles
  • Chemical Peel, Microneedling


  • Breast augmentation, breast augmentation with own fat, lipofilling
  • Breast lift, breast reduction, nipple correction, gynaecomastia
  • Liposuction, lipofilling
  • Abdominoplasty, body contouring, Brazilian butt lift
  • Intimate surgery and intimate correction with fat or filler, labia reduction
  • Labiaplasty

Arms and legs:

  • Upper arm lift, thigh lift
  • Liposuction, lipofilling

Plastic surgery:

  • Skin tumour surgery, scar correction, hand surgery, burn treatment



Professional background:

  • Medical degree at the University of Innsbruck
  • Specialist training at the University Clinic for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Innsbruck
  • Senior physician at the University Clinic for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Innsbruck
  • Practice Centre for Aesthetic PlastiSurgery Dr. Thurner, Salzburg
  • Honorary physician at Medical-One, Munich
  • Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery Consultant at Medical-One, Düsseldorf
  • Lecturer at national and international events and congresses
  • Expert team for RTL II – “Extrem Schön” and other media
  • Court-certified expert

Dr. Josef Thurner has been one of the most renowned and experienced cosmetic surgeons in Austria and Germany for many years. His skills are based on more than 30 years of experience as a specialist for plastic aesthetic & reconstructive surgery. His universally recognised medical expertise, his work as a board member of the Austrian Society for Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, as an advisory board member of the Working Group for Aesthetic Surgery (AÄC) of the Austrian Society for Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery and as a long-standing court-certified expert in the field of plastic surgery give you the assurance of quality and standards with Dr. Thurner.

Dr. Thurner learned his skills and know-how in aesthetic surgery through many years of training at the University Clinic for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Innsbruck and international advanced training. He also perfected his skills in particular during advanced training and collaboration with the most renowned cosmetic surgeons of the American fashion, film and television stars in Hollywood, celebrities and influencers.

Dr. Thurner offers you many options for achieving and perfecting your exterior and also your interior through the holistic approach of aesthetic medical, therapeutic advice and life coaching tips.

Dr. Thurner consults and treats almost the entire spectrum of cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Thurner specializes in particular in nose and facial surgery, but also in breast surgery, liposuction and body contouring. Minimally invasive treatment methods (e.g. Botox, filler, lipofilling) are also among his specialties. 

Why Dr. Thurner?

  • 30 years of experience as a specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive surgery
  • Excellent reputation in aesthetic surgery
  • More than 10,000 surgical procedures and aesthetic treatments
  • Highest quality and safety in consultation, treatment and aftercare
  • Every treatment is performed exclusively by Dr. Thurner
  • Member of the Board of the Austrian Society for Plastic Surgery – Section: Law and Ethics
  • Advisory board member of the Working Group for Aesthetic Surgery
  • Court-certified expert
  • Up-to-date treatment methods through international advanced training
  • Perfection through cooperation with renowned cosmetic surgeons of Hollywood and celebrity stars


Additional qualifications:

Dr. Thurner is a member of the following societies and professional associations:

  • Member of the Austrian Society for Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member of the Working Group for Aesthetic Surgery (AÄC) of the ÖGPÄRC
  • Member of ESPRAS (European Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Member of ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Attendent of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member of the Austrian Society of Surgery
  • Member of the Austrian Society of Phlebology
  • Generally sworn and judicially certified expert for plastic surgery
General medicine

General Medicine – Cardiology – Nephrology – Hypertensiology


Dr. med. René R. Wenzel
Schmalenbergham 8
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6542 777 2312
M: ordination@rrwenzel.at
H: www.rrwenzel.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement





University lecturer Dr René R. Wenzel has a broad education and decades of experience in all areas of general medicine.

Other special areas of focus include:

  • Diseases of the heart
  • Diseases of the kidneys
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Autoimmune diseases

In detail:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Heart failure (cardiac insufficiency)
  • Heart valve defects
  • Hypertension – hypertensive heart disease
  • Kidney diseases (glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis, diabetic nephropathy, etc.)
  • Collagen diseases – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other ANA-associated autoimmune diseases
  • Wegener’s disease / ANCA-associated vasculitis

The focus is on the patient and the detailed consultation.
Special examination methods (laboratory, ECG, echocardiography/TOE, (spiro-) ergometry, duplex sonography, etc.) are carried out if indicated & appropriate.


  • The patient is the focus of humane care.
  • The focus is on the detailed consultation.
  • Obtaining a second opinion is welcomed and supported.


Professional career:

12/2003 – now Head of the Department of General Medicine at the Tauernklinikum Zell am See
With a team of 6 medical specialists and 4 assistants, over 5,000 inpatients and over 5,000 outpatients are treated each year. The department has an IMCU as well as a variable bed pool (level concept), a dialysis department including peritoneal dialysis (over 4,000 dialyses/year) as well as a central laboratory (over 300,000 laboratory tests/year). In the OPCU (outpatient primary care unit) established in the last 2 years, acute patients are cared across a range of disciplines.

04/1990 – 11/2003 Department of General Medicine, Essen University Hospital (Germany)
Training as specialist in general medicine, specialist in cardiology and specialist in nephrology. Head of the cardiovascular laboratory from 1996. Head of the outpatient clinic for renal & hypertension diseases and autoimmune diseases from 1998. Senior physician in the department since 1999.

02/1993 – 04/1996 Dept. of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Research, Inselspital Bern (Switzerland)
Training as a specialist in general medicine and cardiology. Interventional cardiology. Clinical research.

04/1995 – 06/1995 Abt. für Kardiologie & kardiovaskuläre Forschung, Mayo-Clinic Rochester (USA)
Klinisches Forschungsprojekt (Endothelin-Antagonisten)

04/1995 – 06/1995 Department of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester (USA)
Clinical research project (endothelin antagonists)

12/1989 – 04/1990 Department of Surgery, Ludwigsburg Hospital (Germany)
Assistant in the intensive care unit


03/2002 Specialist in cardiology
Training at the Inselspital Bern, the Mayo Clinic and Essen Hospital

12/2000 Habilitation
Venia legendi et docendi at the University Hospital of Duisburg-Essen

06/2000 Specialist in nephrology
Training at Essen Hospital

04/1998 Specialist in general medicine
Training at Essen Hospital and Inselspital Bern

12/1991 Doctorate
German Heart Institute Berlin, Free University of Berlin

10/1982 – 11/1989 Studies in Human Medicine
University of Padova (Italy), Free University of Berlin (Germany), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

07/1981 – 10/1982 Military service
Regensburg, Starnberg/Munich

1968 – 1981 Primary school and grammar school
Rome (Italy), Naples (Italy), Regensburg (Germany), 1981 school-leaving certificate with focus on natural sciences

Further training

12/2003 – regular leadership seminars & coaching
Participation in seminars on employee leadership, leadership in the sandwich position, conflict management, meditation & mindfulness training. Continuous in-service coaching. Annual reteaming seminars with the medical staff (ARGO).

09/2016 valid continuing education diploma of the Austrian Medical Association
Currently 542 DFP points, of which 150 DFP points through own lectures and events.
Regular active participation in national and international general medicine, nephrology and cardiology events and congresses (ÖGIM, DGIM/BDI, ÖGH, ÖGN, ESC, ESH etc.)

Leadership experience

12 years Head of the Department of General Medicine, Tauernklinikum Zell am See
14 doctors, including 7 training assistants plus interns

9 years as Medical-Scientific Director of the Health & Nursing School, Tauernklinikum Zell am See
Planning and implementation of training for graduate nursing staff

7 years as Head of Outpatient Department & Cardiovascular Laboratory, University Hospital Essen (Germany)
8 10 physicians in the outpatient department and clinical research laboratory

Methodological competence

> 26 years of broad general medicine, nephrology and cardiology experience, laboratory medicine
Decades of experience in the treatment of general medicine patients (broad spectrum), in particular cardiology, nephrology and autoimmune diseases, renal replacement therapy, extracorporeal procedures, transplant medicine

Many years of experience in intensive care medicine including invasive and non-invasive ventilation, cardiovascular monitoring, catecholamine therapy, etc.

Broad general medicine spectrum of technical examinations, especially echocardiography (transthoracic/transoesophageal), cardiovascular function diagnostics, (spiro-) ergometry, rhythm studies, pacemaker therapy, duplex sonography of all organs incl. vessels, guided biopsies (organs, tumours), central access (CVC, Shaldon catheter, Permacath, passive pacemaker electrodes etc.)

Renal replacement therapies incl. dialysis procedures (haemo-/peritoneal dialysis/CAPD, plasmapheresis, lipidapheresis, MARS/Prometheus, regional citrate anticoagulation, etc.), transplant preparation and follow-up care

Invasive & non-invasive haemodynamics /reactivity measurement

Coronary diagnostics and intracoronary interventions (STENT-PCI), i.c. haemodynamics / intravascular ultrasound IVUS (until 2003)

Many years of experience in laboratory medicine (haematology, clinical chemistry, immunofluorescence, ELISA, etc.)


11/2014 – present Medical University of Vienna
Visiting professor as part of teaching assignment as teaching hospital with teaching of medical students / practical year

11/2007 – present Paracelsus University Salzburg
Regular lectures as well as bedside teaching

10/2005 – present School of Health & Nursing, Tauernklinikum Zell am See
Over 100 teaching units/year

12/2003 – present National & international lecturer
Over 100 lectures at congresses, seminars and workshops for doctors in training and further education

12/2000 – 07/2011 University Hospital of Duisburg-Essen
Regular lectures and bedside teaching

Scientific activities

07/2008 – 11/2017 Board member of the ÖGH (Austrian Society of Hypertension)
Development of guidelines, events for those affected, congress organisations, health days for the promotion of personal responsibility in the population, promotion of scientific projects

European Hypertension Specialist (ESH) &

Austrian Hypertension Diploma (ÖGH)

07/1993 – 07/2005 Research fellowships
German Research Foundation (DFG): Training scholarship, WE 1772/1-1,
Hoffmann-La Roche study scholarship: “Systemic Endothelin Antagonism in CAD Patients”, German Research Foundation (DFG): In-kind scholarship, approx. € 500,000/year, WE 1772/3-1, 3-2, 3-3

Scientific areas of focus

Interactions between sympathetic nervous system, renin-angiotensin system and endothelin system in vivo in humans

Influence of cardiovascular drugs on the sympathetic nervous system & endothelin system

Integrative therapy of hypertension, cardiorenal syndromes, heart failure, autoimmune diseases

Conducting clinical trials (incl. phase II) of cardiovascular pharmaceuticals/antihypertensives (according to Section 40 AMG).

07/2005 – 07/2009 German Society of Cardiology (DGK)
Member of the “Heart & Kidney” working group

Other qualifications

09/2013 Master’s examination “Photography”
Master of Photography, qualification as “European Photographer (EP)”

07/1981 – present Sports, etc.
German Silver riding badge, ski touring, hiking, biking, tennis, piano

1962 – present Languages
German, English and Italian fluent in spoken and written French (basic knowledge)

1981 – present IT
Operating systems: MacOS (excellent), Microsoft Windows (good), MS Office (very good)
Graphics programmes Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and others (very good)

Gynaecology & Obstetrics

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
Schillerstr. 8
5760 Zell am See

T: +43 6542 732060

Surgery hours

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.



Hormonal contraceptives

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.

Contraceptive patch

Weekly change with 1 week break where menstruation comes.

Vaginal ring:

3 weeks, then one week ring-free where the period comes.

3-monthly injection:

Depot injection every 3 months,
side effect: decrease in bone density, not suitable for young girls.

Hormone IUD:

is inserted into the uterine cavity and releases the hormone there continuously for 3 or 5 years (depending on the preparation).

Hormone-free contraceptives

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.

Spinal surgery

Private medical practice for neurosurgery and spinal diseases.

Affiliated physician with surgical focus at the Privatklinik Ritzensee Saalfelden, selected surgical care at the Tauernklinikum Zell am See


Dr. med. René Hebecker
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582 794
M: info@neurochirurgie-pinzgau.at

Surgery hours

Tue 09:00 – 16:00
Thu 09:00 – 12:00
And by arrangement





Interventions on the cervical spine:

  • Microsurgical disc operations
  • Microsurgical spinal canal stenosis
  • Cervical fusion operations, possibly with the need for plating, fracture treatment
  • Dorsal instrumentation and extension techniques for malposition, tumour, inflammation, accident
  • Intervertebral disc endoprosthetics
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)

Procedures on the thoracic/lumbar spine:

  • Microsurgical disc operations
  • Microsurgical spinal canal stenosis
  • Minimally invasive fusion surgery for degeneration, malposition vertebral slippage, inflammation
  • Correction of degenerative lumbar scoliosis
  • Treatment of fractures
  • Percutaneous cement augmentation of vertebrae
  • Dynamic procedures, disc endoprosthetics
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS, DRG)

Day hospital:

Interventional pain therapy of the spine with image converter assistance (vertebral joint and root blocks, sacroiliac joint, denervations).



Until 2008: Residency and senior physician in neurosurgery at Rostock University Hospital
2009 – 2016: Senior Physician in Neurosurgery Städtisches Klinikum München GmbH, Schwabing and Harlaching sites
2017 – 2019: Senior Physician Kreiskliniken Altötting/Burghausen, Neurosurgery ANregiomed Klinumsverbund Ansbach/Mittelfranken
From 2020: Senior Physician in Spinal Surgery Tauernklinikum Zell am See / Mittersill


Additional qualifications:
Masters Certificate of the German Spine Society

Orthopaedic surgery

After 30 years as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, my enthusiasm for the subject and for working with my patients remains undiminished. The possibility of being able to help people with significant limitations to their quality of life through advice and treatment is a constant incentive. The informed patient, who supports the treatment in dialogue with his doctor, is my goal.


Praxis Tobias Franke
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

Surgery hours

Tue 16:30 – 22:00

Tobias Franke




Specialist areas shoulder and elbow surgery:
I cover the entire field of shoulder surgery – from diagnostic arthroscopy, tendon sutures, stabilising procedures (open and arthroscopic), treatment of fractures to shoulder prostheses.

Elbow surgery includes open and arthroscopic procedures, such as the removal of free joint bodies. Due to my many years of work as a team doctor for top teams in football and handball, I naturally also cover the entire remaining spectrum of sports medicine.


Most of the interventions are performed on an inpatient basis. As a rule, one night of inpatient stay after a procedure is sufficient. Of course, this does not apply to prosthetic surgery and the treatment of complicated fractures.



Professional career:
1984 – 1990: Studied human medicine at the University of Ulm
1990 – 1991: Practical year at Traunstein Hospital and Brixen Hospital
1991: 3rd and final state examination
1991 – 1997: Junior doctor in orthopaedics and surgery (and ½ year anaesthesia)
1997 – 1998: Junior doctor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at Bergen University Hospital Norway
1999 – 2000: Senior physician at the University Hospital Bergen
2000 – 2002: Senior physician at Nordland Hospital in Bodø
2003 – 2009: Head of the Orthopaedic Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten ,Vesterålen and Bodø
2009 – 2011: Head of the Departments of Surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten, Vesterålen and Bodø
2011 – 2012: Head of the Orthopaedic Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Nordland Hospital Lofoten ,Vesterålen and Bodø
2012: Senior physician, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sogn un Fjordane

Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

Additional information (experience abroad, social commitment):
Former head of the specialist committee for orthopaedics and trauma surgery in Northern Norway
Chairman of the quality committee of the Norwegian Orthopaedic Association
Vice-chairman of the Norwegian Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Organiser of the Arctic Circle Shoulder Conference 2007/2009/2012
Team doctor to Bodø Glimt (reigning Norwegian football champion)
Bodø Handball Club
Sogndal Football Club


German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, Italian

Trauma surgery

As an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in our region, I specialise in the treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries and their consequences. These include surgical and conservative treatment methods, up to and including joint replacement. Individually choosing the best treatment strategy for my patients, accompanying them during treatment and ultimately improving their quality of life are the cornerstones of my treatment strategy.


Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582 794 3013
T: +43 6582 794 3014

M: trauma@privatklinik-ritzensee.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement





  • Treatment of acute and chronic injuries
  • Wound care
  • Shock wave
  • Treatment of joint problems using ACP, hyaluronic acid or similar cartilage regeneration procedures
  • Endoprosthetic care of the hip and knee joint
  • Treatment of diseases of the foot such as hallux valgus or hallux rigidus, toe deformities



9/1994 – 6/2001
Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Faculty of Medicine Doctorate in General Medicine on 20.06.2001

Specialist training and activity:

04/2002 – 12/2008
Training as a specialist in trauma surgery and sports traumatology, Department of Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Kardinal-Schwarzenberg Hospital Schwarzach under Dr F. Genelin

Since 01/2009
Specialist in trauma surgery

Since 02/2009
Licence to practise medicine by the Government of Upper Bavaria on 23.2.2009

04/2009 – 01/2013
Training as a specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Munich

Since 01/2013
Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

10/2013 to 10/2015
Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery in private practice with inpatient treatment at a total of 3 locations (OCV Poing and Markt Schwaben)

to present – Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Practice in Saalfelden

11/2015 to 12/2021
Deputy Medical Director of the Privatklinik Ritzensee in Saalfelden

From 01/2022
Medical Director of the Privatklinik Ritzensee


Additional training and stays abroad:

11/1996 – 12/1996
Internship at the Graz Children’s Surgical Hospital, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Prof. Linhart

09/1997 – 10/1997
Internship at the Children’s Surgical Hospital Graz, Paediatric Surgery and Traumatology, Prof. Höllwarth

05/2000 – 07/2000
Internship abroad, Henderson Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Hamilton Arthroplasty Group, Dr J. de V. de Beer

11/2002 – 05/2003
Research Fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, USA under Prof. T.P. Sculco, focus on arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty



1: Gradl G, Postl LK, Lenze U, Stolberg-Stolberg J, Pohlig F, Rechl H, Schmitt-Sody M, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Kirchhoff C. Long-term functional outcome and quality of life following rotationplasty for treatment of malignant tumors. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Sep 24;16(1):262. PubMed PMID: 26403306;

2: Postl LK, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Toepfer A, Pohlig F, Burgkart R, Rechl H, Kirchhoff C. Management of musculoskeletal tumors during pregnancy: a retrospective study. BMC Womens Health. 2015 Jun 10;15:48. PubMed PMID: 26059904;

3: Harrasser N, Gradl G. [Mid-foot fractures of the chopart and lisfranc joint line]. MMW Fortschr Med. 2014 Apr 30;156(8):54-5. Review. German. PubMed PMID: 24851447.

4: Pilge H, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Gollwitzer H. Incidence and outcome after infection of megaprostheses. Hip Int. 2012 Jul-Aug;22 Suppl 8:S83-90. doi: 10.5301/HIP.2012.9576. PubMed PMID: 22956377.

5: Lenze U, Kirchhoff C, Book K, Pohlig F, Gradl G, Rechl H, Herschbach P, von Eisenhart-Rothe R. [The role of psycho-oncology in orthopedic tumor centers]. Orthopade. 2012 Dec;41(12):958-65. doi: 10.1007/s00132-012-1981-0. German. PubMed PMID: 22914918.

6: Harrasser N, Liska F, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R. [Periprosthetic joint infection: diagnosis and treatment]. MMW Fortschr Med. 2011 Nov 3;153(44):43-5. German. PubMed PMID: 22111173.

7: Gradl G, Horn C, Postl LK, Miethke T, Gollwitzer H. [Antibiotic prophylaxis in primary and revision hip arthroplasty: what is the evidence?]. Orthopade. 2011 Jun;40(6):520-7. doi: 10.1007/s00132-011-1755-0. Review. German. PubMed PMID: 21607539.

8: Nell M, Burgkart RH, Gradl G, von Eisenhart-Rothe R, Schaeffeler C, Trappe D, da Costa CP, Gradinger R, Kirchhoff C. Primary extrahepatic alveolar echinococcosis of the lumbar spine and the psoas muscle. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2011 Apr 15;10:13. doi: 10.1186/1476-0711-10-13. PubMed PMID: 21496254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3096593.

9: Kennedy JG, Brodsky AR, Gradl G, Bohne WH. Clinical tip: a novel method of cartilage resection from the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Jun;27(6):469-71. PubMed PMID: 16764806.

10: Kollersbeck C, Walcher T, Gradl G, Genelin F. [Clinical experiences and dosage pattern in subcutaneous single-injection digital block technique]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2004 Feb;36(1):64-6. German. PubMed PMID: 15083394.

Trauma surgery

As a doctor with over 30 years of professional experience, lifelong professional training and extensive work abroad, I run a private practice and look forward to also improving your mobility through careful diagnoses, the use of state-of-the-art surgical methods or a prosthesis.


Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 6582794-530
M: sandra.weiskopf@privatklinik-ritzensee.at
H: www.prothesen-siorpaes.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement




Hip pain, problems in the knee joint, ankle and tarsal joint reduce quality of life and are not just a constant, painful companion, but also unnecessary.

When coming to your personal appointment in my surgery, I will examine you thoroughly and precisely. I will gladly take the time to talk to you about your medical history – thus determining exactly from what your pain and problems result and whether surgery or a prosthesis are really necessary and sensible.

In addition to implantation of artificial joints (knee, hip, ankle), I specialise in foot surgery as my second specialist field. Numerous publications and lectures on this subject prove my credentials in this sub-specialisation.

In order to determine precisely what you need and provide detailed consultation, I look forward to welcoming personally you in my office soon!



  • Implantation of artificial joints (knee, hip, ankle)
  • Foot surgery


  • Diagnostic confirmation and treatment of chronic and degenerative conditions of the locomotory system nonsurgical and surgical
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative changes in joints (joint replacement in the knee, hip and ankle)
  • Diagnostic confirmation and treatment of foot conditions nonsurgical and surgical (Achilles’ tendon rupture, achillodynia, arthrosis of the talocrural and talotarsal joint, Charcot-arthropathy, diabetic ulcer, acquired flatfoot, Hallux valgus, Hallux rigidus, painful hammer toe, Morton’s neuroma, Plantare Fasziitis)
  • Hand surgery (carpal tunnel, trigger digit, Dupuytren’s contracture, rhizarthritis)
  • Hyaluronic acid infiltrations
  • Shock wave therapy
  • ACP-therapy



Academic career:

1972 – 1979: Medical studies at the University of Innsbruck
7 April 1979: Doctorate in general medicine
10 December 1985: Specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery
24 March 1990: Court-certified expert in orthopaedics
13 June 1996: Specialist in rheumatology
28 November 2000: Specialist in sports orthopaedics

Medical career:

1979 – 1981: Internship at the hospital in Zell am See
1981 – 1985: Training as a specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital of Innsbruck, Director Prof. R. Bauer
1985 – 1987: Senior physician for orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital of Innsbruck
1987 to present: Orthopaedic specialist practice in St. Johann/Tyrol
1987 – 1993: Consultant physician at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol
1987 – 1991: Consultant physician at the Saalfelden Rehabilitation Centre 1989 – 1991: Consultant physician at the Ritzensee Sanatorium
1993 to present: Head of the orthopaedic department at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol with 44 beds
1993 to present: Head of physiotherapy at the BKH St. Johann/Tyrol
2003 to present: Patronage for the specialist area of orthopaedics at the BKH Lienz

Specialist in orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery


Additional qualifications:

1990 – 1993: Training in manual therapy in Säter, Sweden, Isny/Neutrauchburg, Germany and Graz.


For me as a specialist in urology and andrology, it is natural not only to respond to the needs of each patient individually, but also to keep myself informed about the latest research findings. The focus of my work is on personalised diagnostics and the treatment of prostate cancer, kidney tumours and bladder tumours, as well as robot-assisted surgery (intuitive surgical Da Vinci System), laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) and endo-urology.


Dr. med. Stephan Hruby
In der Privatklinik Ritzensee
Schmalenbergham 4
5760 Saalfelden

T: +43 664 4419720 
(Montag bis Freitag von 09:00 bis 18:00 Uhr)

M: ordination@stephanhruby.at
H: www.stephanhruby.at

Surgery hours

By arrangement




Essential expertise / performing operations / treatments:

Prostate carcinoma

  • Targeted diagnostics using MRI and targeted tissue samples (TRUS/MRI fusion biopsy)
  • “Liquid biopsy” – “Select MDx” test for prostate cancer: urine genetic test for risk assessment in cases of elevated PSA level
  • Personalised, robot-assisted radical prostate removal (Da Vinci prostatectomy) with individual nerve protection
  • Robot-assisted fluorescence-targeted lymph node removal
  • Entire spectrum of drug therapy for advanced prostate cancer as well as palliative treatment and care

Prostate enlargement

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate TURP (the so-called “scraping out”): the classic operation for benign prostate enlargement is performed through the urethra in a circulatory-sparing irrigation solution and, depending on the individual constitution, can also be performed in a way that preserves ejaculation
  • Robot-assisted enucleation – for particularly large glands of more than 100 grams, the adenoma is removed through the abdomen with the help of the Da Vinci system using laparoscopy. This means that the ureteric orifices and the urethral sphincter can be protected as much as possible.
  • In patients with a very high risk of anaesthesia and/or bleeding:
    transurethral vaporisation of the prostate – this involves vaporising part of the prostate through the urethra with a plasma probe.
    REZUM method – this shrinks the prostate using steam without the risk of bleeding. As a result, the need for permanent urinary diversion by means of a permanent catheter can be avoided or reversed even in a large number of patients who have so far refrained from surgical rehabilitation due to the risk of anaesthesia. In special cases, this method is also an alternative for very young patients.

Chronic prostatitis

  • Detailed diagnostics: the diagnosis of CPS/CPPS is ultimately a diagnosis of exclusion and involves extensive clinical, laboratory and imaging investigations.
  • Drug therapy: symptomatic and supportive therapy individually adapted to the stage and symptoms.
  • Shock wave therapy: one of the few therapeutic approaches that has led to a significant improvement in pain symptoms and quality of life after a few weeks in placebo-controlled studies. The treatment is painless, but sometimes produces a slight tingling sensation in the treated area. A treatment cycle comprises at least six treatments over a period of three to six weeks. First effects are usually seen after four treatments.
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with psychologists & physiotherapists: an individual stretching and exercise programme as well as accompanying psychotherapy can effectively support the healing process in individual cases.

Kidney tumours & kidney cysts

  • Robot-assisted & kidney-preserving tumour removal – “partial kidney resection” (“Da-Vinci-partial nephrectomy”): – Thanks to the possibilities of the Da Vinci robot, 10-fold magnification and angled instruments as well as the use of intraoperative ultrasound, up to 70 % of kidney tumours can now be operated on in an organ-preserving manner.
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic or traditional open surgery radical kidney removal – depending on the location and extent of the tumour
  • Drug therapy for advanced renal tumour disease

Adrenal tumours

  • Robot-assisted or laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Organ-preserving tumour removal in selected cases

Reconstructive urology

  • Robot-assisted renal pelvoplasty for renal pelvic outlet stenosis
  • Robot-assisted ureteral end-to-end anastomosis or ureteric reimplantation (“Psoas Hitch” or “Boari” surgery) for ureteric stenosis
  • Robotic assisted bladder diverticulotomy for symptomatic outpouchings of the bladder wall
  • Robot-assisted V-Y bladder neck plasty for stubborn bladder neck stenosis that cannot be managed endoscopically
  • Ureteric stents (internal splints – “DJ stents” or “metal stents”) – as temporary or permanent solution
  • Palliative urinary diversion

Urinary stones

  • Endoscopic stone disintegration using laser or lithoclasts
  • Ureteroscopy (state-of-the-art flexible digital HD endoscopes)
  • Percutaneous procedures for larger kidney stones (mini PCNL or traditional PCNL)
  • Laparoscopic stone removal
  • Long-term care for frequent stone patterns such as cysteinuria

Urothelial tumours (bladder)

  • Diagnostics using state-of-the-art HD endoscopy: fluorescence and NBI imaging can significantly increase the detection rate.
  • Bipolar (circulation-sparing) transurethral resection of bladder tumours: around 90 % of tumours are superficial and can be treated minimally invasively.
  • Radical bladder removal (minimally invasive or open surgery) with individual urinary diversion (neobladder, ileum conduit, ureteric fistula)
  • Robot-assisted kidney and ureter removal for urothelial tumours in the area of the renal pelvis or ureters
  • Laser therapy for tumours in the initial stage in the ureter or renal pelvis
  • Bladder irrigation therapy with BCG or mitomycin for treatment of early-stage tumours with a high risk of progression – this therapy enables bladder preservation in many cases, but must be considered carefully.
  • Drug therapy in cases of advanced urothelial tumours

Erectile dysfunction

  • PDE-5 inhibitors: these drugs are an important pillar of treatment. However, since up to 30% of all patients do not respond or respond little to this therapy, I am also happy to advise you on alternative treatment methods.
  • Corpus cavernosum auto-injection therapy (SKAT): this is an effective form of therapy when the erectile tissue and blood flow to the penis are intact and drug treatment has no effect.
  • Shockwave therapy: one of the few therapies for which a regenerative effect on erectile tissue vessels & nerves has been proven in placebo-controlled studies. The treatment is painless, but sometimes produces a slight tingling sensation in the treated area. A treatment cycle comprises at least six treatments over a period of three to six weeks. One treatment takes around 15 – 25 minutes. First effects are usually seen after approx. four treatments. Of course, this therapy does not work miracles, but it can make the use of PDE-5 inhibitors unnecessary in patients with mild ED and significantly improve the response to medication in patients with more severe forms, thus leading to more fulfilling sexual function.
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with psychologists: accompanying psychotherapy can effectively support the healing process in individual cases.

Premature ejaculation

  • Medication & counselling can lead to improvement here in many cases.
  • Here, too, I am in close interdisciplinary exchange with sex therapists and psychologists.

Curvature of the penis

  • Drug therapy with PDE-5 inhibitors: a low-dose PDE-5 inhibitor is the basic therapy for conservative treatment, as it increases blood flow in the penis during the day and night and thus supports healing.
  • Treatment with penile extender: a good complementary option to conservative therapy as well as preparation for surgery. However, these are only suitable for the acquired curvature.
  • Shock wave therapy: shock wave therapy has revolutionised the treatment of penile curvature in recent years. Especially as part of a combined treatment with PDE-5 inhibitors and/or remedies, significant improvements in symptoms are achieved with this method.
  • Surgical rehabilitation: I only recommend surgical rehabilitation if no conservative therapy shows a significant improvement. Furthermore, surgery should only take place when the disease has stabilised for at least 9 – 12 months.

Hormonal changes

  • Detailed history-taking & laboratory diagnostics
  • Sonography of the testicles
  • Testosterone replacement therapy: tablets, gel or 3-month depot injection


Professional career:

I enjoyed my training in open and minimally invasive surgery with the most renowned urologists in Austria and today offer my patients many years of experience and a broad surgical spectrum. I also have extensive expertise in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer – from classic hormone therapy to chemotherapy and modern treatment options.

In addition to my practical activities, numerous study visits and work shadowing, I have been active in the national and European professional society for urology since the beginning of my training. In this context, I was involved, among other things, in the co-founding and organisation of the Austrian School of Urology and the Austrian Society of Urology. I follow medical studies nationally and internationally, am a lecturer myself and author of numerous professional articles.

In my private life, I am happily married and the proud father of a daughter. When I’m not looking after the well-being and recovery of my patients, I enjoy time on my racing bike or on skis and turn to my guitar in bad weather.

Professional career:
1994 – 2001: Studied human medicine, University of Vienna
2002: Transplant coordinator for livers & kidneys, University Hospital Vienna, Prof. Ferdinand Mühlbacher
2003 – 2004: Junior doctor in general surgery – Donauspital Vienna, Prof. Rudolf Schiessel
2005 – 2009: Junior doctor in urology: Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Spital Vienna – Prof. Wolfgang Höltl
2009: Successful completion of the Austrian and European specialist examination
2009: Founder of the Austrian School of Urology
2009 – 2011: Chairman of the European Society for Residents in Urology 2010 – 2016: Senior Physician, Senior Consultant & Deputy Director (from 2014) – Head of the Prostate Cancer Team, University Department of Urology, PMU Salzburg, Prof. Günter Janetschek
06/2016 – 04/2017: Interim Director, University Department of Urology, PMU Salzburg
02/2016: Habilitation as private lecturer at the PMU Salzburg
Since 2015: Examiner at the European specialist examination
Since 07/2017: Head of the Department of Urology at the Tauernklinikum Zell/See