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Ward 21K


Ward 21K of the Clinical Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is located in the area of the red bed building on level 21. The ward primarily cares for patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, but also patients with a wide range of diseases in other internal areas. 

The main focus of the ward is the treatment of patients with:

  • Liver cirrhosis and its complications hepatocellular carcinoma
  • the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding liver and
  • ultrasound-targeted organ biopsies
  • the evaluation for liver transplantation
  • Follow-up care and
  • complication management after liver transplantation
  • interventional therapy of chronic pancreatitis
  • Complication management of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases
  • dietary advice for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases

In addition to the care of patients who require interventional endoscopic procedures, there is close cooperation with the departments for diagnostic interventional radiology, as well as with abdominal surgery and transplantation surgery.

Patients can expect diagnostics and treatment that correspond to the state of the art. Great importance is attached to closer cooperation with the various specialist areas in the general hospital in order to guarantee the best possible care for each individual patient. The high standard of medical and nursing care is documented by the station's ISO certification. Patients are admitted to our ward only after consultation with the senior physician in charge of the ward and usually on a prior notice basis. The ward has 24 systemized beds, divided into 3-, 2- and 1-bed rooms, the 21K ward looks after about 1000 patients/year.

The ward is equipped with modern devices for the central monitoring of cardiovascular function and ventilation parameters for the care of internal diseases that require monitoring. The station is also equipped with a blood gas analyzer and an ultrasound device for abdominal sonography.

Visits are possible every afternoon from 2:00 p.m., but out of consideration for fellow patients, visits should not last longer than 8:00 p.m. Likewise, the number of visits should be limited to only 2 people per patient at the same time. Information in the afternoon between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by the ward doctors. 

Medical Director: Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Trauner

Senior Physician: Dr. Rayko Evstatiev

Care area management: DGKS Natascha Papouschek, MBA

Ward nurses: DGKS Manuela Endl, DGKS Estra Nikolic