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The Obesity Management Team - Hallein /Salzburg

left: Margit Sommweber (Psychologist), Karl Miller, M.D.,Ph.D. (Surgeon), Monika Zeiner (Dietitian), Franz Krempler, M.D. (Internist, Endocrinologist).

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We perform: Gastric Banding - Gastric Sleeve Resection - Gastric Bypass - POSE - ASPIRE - Gastric Pacing - Plastic Surgery



Preoperative Evaluation, Internal Checkup
Hospital Access
Office of the Surgical Department and Patient Information
Day of Surgery and Hospital Stay
Follow-up, Center of Excellence
Example of an operation: gastric banding, gastric bypass, and gastric pacing

Preoperative evaluation

Hospital Access: Wehrle-Diakonissen Private Hospital


Hospital Access: Wehrle-Diakonissen Private Hospital

Two long-established health care facilities, Wehrle Private Hospital and Diakonissen Salzburg Hospital, are joining forces.
Beginning on January 1, 2015, patients in Salzburg will have access to a new state-of-the-art private health care facility at two locations, with a total of 158 beds available. Benefit from extended medical services and a larger network of experts.




Office and Patient Information


Mrs. Wesely (Assistant to Prof. Miller)

Tel.: +43. 662.6385-270




Day of Surgery and Hospital Stay

At the day of your surgery you may go directly to the reception at the schedueled time. The new private rooms are located with an extraordinary view to the mountains.

A meeting room will allow to contact other patients if requested.

Surgeons profile


You will be admitted at the day of  your operation. The actual operation is performed under full anaesthetic. Immediately after your operation you will be given a new eating regime and be asked to introduce as much excersise into your daily routine as possible. The length of your hospital stay will depend upon your progress, but usually 3 days for gastric banding, 2 days for gastric pacing and 5 days for gastric bypass. After leaving the hospital it is important that you follow the instructions given to you by your doctor very carefully.

Follow-up, Center of Excellence

Obesity Management Team, Margit Sommweber (Psychologist), Karl Miller, (Surgeon), Marcus Radauer (Dietitian), Raimund Weitgasser, (Internist, Endocrinologist).


Postoperative care and follow-up is essential for success of the procedure.


Time schedule for bariatric procedures in an uncomplicated postoperative course. © Miller K. Note that any complication could prolong the hospital stay!



Gastric banding

Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Resection


Arrival Taxi from the Airport to the hotel


Outpatient Department

8:30 a.m. Preoperative checkup (laboratory exam, ECG, lung function, abdominal sonography)

09:30 a.m. breackfast at the hotel - 11:00 You receive all documents from preoperative internal checkup.

You can hand over (mail) preop exam done in your country



4:00 p.m. Preoperative Information (surgery and dietary)

1:00 p.m. Preoperative Information (surgery and dietary)

4:00 hospital access

4:00 p.m. Preoperative Information (surgery and dietary)

OR Day

7:00 hospital access

9:00 OP

8:00 OP

7:00 hospital access

9:00 OP

1 PO


fluids, soup, yoghurt




2:00 p.m. discharge from hospital

2 PO

smashed food


hotel or home

3 PO

solid food

discharge from hospital

smashed food

hotel or home

4 PO

e.g.flight back home

smashed food 14 days

e.g.flight back home

5 PO   discharge from hospital, stay at the hotel
  Stay at the hotel or at home
10 PO flight back home
14 days post op first programming

dietary instruction monthly

6 weeks post op follow-up control, band adjustment, x-ray, dietary instruction
3 months post op follow-up control, band adjustment, x-ray, dietary instruction x-ray, laboratory exam
6 months post op adjustment if requested dietary instruction, programming if requested

follow-up control, laboratory-exam, x-ray, dietary instruction