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Our Clinic

The University Clinic for Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery is one of the largest surgical clinics in the German-speaking world and one of the few clinics in Europe that covers the entire spectrum of organ transplantation. It covers all the main areas of modern surgery and sees itself as a reference centre for the entire field of oncological surgery beyond the borders of Tyrol.

We offer our patients the opportunity to benefit from innovative and modern therapies. For answers to detailed questions and therapies, please contact the respective contact persons from the team of surgeons.

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Öfner-Velano, MAS, MSc, F.A.C.S.

Service matrix

In terms of infrastructure, VTT has 157 systemized beds in 5 wards. All wards are equipped with state-of-the-art hotel components. The interdisciplinary ward of VTT's Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery is located in the Heart and Pediatric Center, the remaining wards and outpatient departments are located in the surgery building (Building 8, Department of Operative Medicine). The special class ward (11N) has 2-bed rooms and with an additional charge, 1-bed rooms can also be booked. Please inform yourself before admission. 

VTT houses three specialties under one roof: general and visceral surgery, thoracic surgery and pediatric and adolescent surgery.

More than 5,200 patients are treated as inpatients and more than 4,700 surgical procedures are performed on slightly more than 4,400 patients per year*. This corresponds to 10% of all operative services provided at the University Hospitals Innsbruck.The average length of stay of inpatients is currently 6.2 days. The Surgical Outpatient Clinic is divided into an appointment outpatient clinic and an emergency outpatient clinic with continuous opening hours and is supplemented by several special consultation hours that follow the main focus of the department. Approximately 36,800 patients are treated on an outpatient basis and more than 3,600 patients undergo endoscopy. In addition, the paediatric surgery outpatient department treats almost 2,700 young patients per year. 

*Current figures 2021