Vienna is not only a fabulously beautiful city but also the centre of medical tourism in Austria. The leading medical institutions of the country function here, annually receiving thousands of foreigners.
MediGlobus an independent platform, ranked the most popular clinics of Vienna based on patients selection. Which hospitals are chosen by medical tourists from the developing countries and why these facilities are so in demand – read in this article.
GOLD RATING – WIENER PRIVATKLINIK
Wiener Private Clinic, which is the model of private medicine in Austria, received our gold rating. Among all hospitals in Vienna, there is the most optimal ratio “price and quality of service” for foreign patients.
The hospital was opened more than 85 years ago, and during its existence has gained recognition not only in native country but also beyond its borders. In 1987, the country’s first successful kidney transplant was performed in this institution. Famous Austrian doctors work in this clinic:
- professor Christoph Zielinski (Top Austrian specialist in the field of immunotherapy and targeted therapy);
- professor Rudolf Shabus (founder of the Center for Sports Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery Wiener Privatklinik);
- professor Rainer Kotz (specializes in the treatment of bone tumours).
Wiener Private Clinic has won numerous awards and appreciations. For example, in 2008, this hospital became a leader in the Total Quality Hospitals rating as it was rated as the main clinic of Austria in the Hospital Guide. It also has Quality Austria and ISO certification and awards for participating in various environmental programs.
A Health Center also operates on the basis of the Wiener Privatklinik, the main purpose of which is an accurate and high-quality diagnosis of any complexity.
The latest models of magnetic resonance tomography, computed tomography, positron emission tomographs, mammographs, etc. are installed here. In this Center, patients can undergo complex examination (health check-up) in just 1-3 days.
Innovative methods of treating pathologies of the musculoskeletal system are available, in particular, pediatric endoprosthesis using special “growing” prostheses.
It is important that the Wiener Private Hospital practices not only an individual approach but also a precision one – the selection of drugs and treatment methods based on the genetic profile of each individual patient. This means that the patient will receive a personalized treatment plan that best suits his needs.
SILVER RATING – DÖBLING PRIVATKLINIK
More than 15% of the total number of patients at Döbling Hospital are foreigners. People come here for oncotherapy, infertility treatment, complex diagnostics, surgery, joint prosthetics, etc. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of “female” diseases. Vienna’s leading gynaecologists work in the clinic, in particular, Christian Kainz, Austria’s TOP specialist in minimally invasive surgery of reproductive system diseases. Professor Kainz also heads the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Döbling.
BRONZE RATING – VIENNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
The third in the MediGlobus ranking was the Vienna Central Hospital (AKH), a multispecialty medical center that serves more than 1.5 million patients every year. For 326 years of existence (founded in 1693), it has become an advanced medical institution in Austria.
Innovative technologies (Gamma Knife, Cyber Knife, radiation therapy IMRT and IGRT), minimally invasive techniques (DaVinci robotic system) and qualified specialists are far from all the advantages of the Vienna General Hospital that attract thousands of foreign patients like a magnet. The clinic received an international certificate of quality 9001.
Here, the latest developments in the field of oncology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, cardiac surgery, transplantology and rehabilitation are successfully applied.
The AKH employs about 9,000 people, of whom 1,600 are doctors. Renowned specialists of this center are:
- professor Engelbert Knosp – conducts complex operations to treat brain diseases; heads the neurosurgical department of the Vienna General Hospital;
- dr. Anne Katharina Dressler is an outstanding specialist in the field of cancer therapy for ovarian and breast cancer.
FOURTH POSITION – RUDOLFINERHAUS
The Rudolfinerhaus Clinic is ISO 9001: 2008 certified for its high-quality patient care. The total number of hospital staff exceeds 500 people, among which there are many academic specialists from the Vienna Medical University: Professor Wolfgang Schweiger (orthopaedic pathology treatment for over 37 years), Professor Bob Djavan (urogynecologist and world-renowned specialist in the treatment of prostate cancer), Associate Professor Martin Buchelt ( Leading Orthopedic Physician of Vienna) and others. The key areas of the Rudolfinerhaus clinic are: oncology, cardiology, neurosurgery, reproductive medicine, diagnostics, orthopaedics and traumatology.
FIFTH PLACE – CONFRATERNITÄT PRIVATKLINIK
This institution was founded in the distant 1772 and during its existence has been constantly improved, becoming one of the leading clinics in Vienna.
In 2009, the Confraternität Privatklinik received the Austrian Quality Mark in the field of medical tourism in the country.
The institution shows good results in the treatment of cancer, diseases of the cardiovascular system, eye pathologies, diseases of the genitourinary system and neurological disorders.Here, the latest models of medical equipment are used successfully for accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients from different parts of the world.
The renowned Vienna doctors work in the Confraternitat Private Clinic: Dr. Harald Bozotta (leading specialist in sports medicine) and Professor Ulrich Michael Klemen (a famous Viennese ophthalmologist who deals in the laser surgery of the cornea using LASIK and LASEK methods).
For detailed information on the organization of treatment in the leading clinics in Vienna and the cost of medical services in these hospitals, check with MediGlobus coordinators. Our experts will answer all questions and help you choose the best option based on the “price-quality” ratio.