Prof. Thomas Gruenberger is the Departmental Head of the Department of Surgery of the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Community Medical Center East, in Vienna. This hospital is the Vienna Hospitals’ center for the treatment of hepatic, pancreatic and biliary duct tumors. As a specialist in surgery who also specializes in abdominal surgery, the expert in tumors of the liver, the pancreas and the biliary tract and gallbladder has an outstanding reputation in the field of abdominal surgery in Vienna.
Prof. Gruenberger has already specialized in the field of hepatic and pancreatic surgery since 1998. While he worked at hospitals in Australia, Prof. Thomas Gruenberger also qualified in the skills which make him a very experienced hepatic and pancreatic surgeon. Thus, in the meantime, Prof. Gruenberger has performed more than 1,500 liver operations and over 400 pancreas operations, which underscores his number one position in abdominal surgery in Vienna. Together with his clinical work at the Community Medical Center South, Prof. Thomas Gruenberger is also an active member of the Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology (ASSO) and is active as a member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), as well as a member of numerous other specialist associations. In addition, he trains prospective medical practitioners and nursing students and is in demand as a consultant, both at home and overseas. Prof. Gruenberger conducts intensive research work in the field of oncology, which is published in numerous scientific publications. Prof Gruenberger also holds the Chair of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery at the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna.
Prof. Thomas Gruenberger’s special fields at the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital include the care of patients with hepatic tumors, liver metastases, pancreatic tumors, carcinoma of the pancreas, carcinoma of the gallbladder and carcinoma of the biliary tract. The chronic liver conditions treated by Prof. Thomas Gruenberger and his team at the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital in the Vienna Department of Abdominal Surgery, provided they require surgical treatment, include hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) and cirrhosis of the liver (shrunken liver).
A typical surgical procedure at the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital in Vienna in the field of liver surgery is resection of the liver (or partial resection of the liver). A partial removal of the liver may be necessary for various benign and malignant conditions, such as for some cysts or abscesses, and for circulatory disorders in the liver. If secondary tumors have become established in the liver of a patient with a malignant tumor condition (cancer), the specialists at the Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital refer to these as so-called liver metastases. Depending on the primary tumor, i.e. the position of the main tumor, Prof. Gruenberger and his team will attempt to remove the metastases in the liver surgically. The metastases may also be susceptible to a medication-based treatment or to radiotherapy, however. A further typical surgical procedure is partial or total resection of the pancreas. Here, the tumor-bearing part of the pancreas (head, body, tail) is removed via an abdominal incision in the central upper abdomen and, at the same time, the severed portions of the upper abdomen (stomach, biliary tract, remaining pancreas) are reconnected in order to reestablish a normal digestion.
Prof. Thomas Gruenberger will invariably develop the most promising treatment concept for the patient in the interdisciplinary team with the specialists in the other disciplines.