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Special outpatient department for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Gottfried Novacek

Senior Physician

Reachability: Checkpoint 7i, red bed building

Appointment Phone: +43 (0)1 40400-47500 or -47295
or E-Mail:

Business hours: Monday - Friday by appointment

This special outpatient department serves to treat acute and chronic problems in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, which have a prevalence of 0.5% of the population. With a minimum incidence of 20/100,000, we can expect 400 new cases/year in our catchment area of 2,000,000. With an average illness duration of 40 years, we would have to care for around 16,000 patients in the Vienna area.

The clinical area of responsibility includes in particular the clarification of unclear cases of illness, treatment of difficult, complicated courses and also the indication for a possibly necessary operation, which is why a consultation conference of experts from radiology, surgery and gastroenterology takes place every 14 days. In addition, we also operate exclusion diagnoses of functional GI diseases (intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome), which have a frequency of up to 25% in the population. Disease monitoring for IBD is carried out using the latest methods (up to the calprotectin stool home test) and therapy monitoring with determination of the effective levels of most of the essential medications used. This can primarily improve the effectiveness of these drugs and maintain their effects in the long term.