Special Clinical Focus

  • Liver cancer
  • Liver metastases
  • Carcinoma of the gallbladder
  • Carcinoma of the biliary tract
  • Hepatoma
  • Cholangiocellular carcinoma
  • HPB (hepatopato-pancreato-biliary) tumors

About us

Prof. Thomas Gruenberger is the Director of the Department of Surgery I at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital in Vienna. As a specialist surgeon and specialist abdominal surgeon, the liver disease and hepatic and biliary tumour specialist has an outstanding reputation in the field of abdominal surgery in Vienna.

Prof. Gruenberger has specialised in the field of liver surgery since as early as 1998. During his activity in hospitals in Australia, Prof. Thomas Gruenberger also acquired skills, which today make him one of the very experienced liver surgeons in Austria. Hence, to date, Prof. Gruenberger has performed more than 1500 liver operations, which underscores his leading position in the Vienna Department of Abdominal Surgery. Together with his clinical activities at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital, Prof. Thomas Gruenberger is also an active member of the Austrian Surgical Oncology Society (ASSO) and an active member of the Executive Board of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), as well as a member of numerous specialist associations. In addition, he trains prospective medical practitioners and nurses and is a popular contributor, both at home and abroad. Prof. Gruenberger carries out intensive research in the field of oncology, which is condensed in numerous scientific publications.

Prof. Thomas Gruenberger’s specialist areas at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital include the care of patients with chronic liver conditions, liver metastases, carcinoma of the gallbladder and carcinoma of the biliary tract. The chronic liver conditions which Prof. Thomas Gruenberger and his team treat in the Department of Abdominal Surgery at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital in Vienna include, insofar as they require surgical treatment, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) and cirrhosis of the liver (shrunken liver).

A typical surgical intervention at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital in Vienna in the area of liver surgery is liver resection (or partial liver resection). A partial removal of the liver may become necessary for various benign and malignant conditions, such as for some cysts or abscesses or for circulatory disorders in the liver. If metastases have become established in the liver of a patient with a malignant tumour condition (cancer), the experts at the Rudolf Foundation Hospital refer to so-called liver metastases. Depending on the primary tumour, i.e. the location of the main tumour, Prof. Gruenberger and his team will try to remove the metastases in the liver surgically. The metastases, however, may also respond to treatment by medication or radiotherapy. Together with the specialists in the other medical fields, Prof. Thomas Gruenberger will always develop the most promising treatment concept for the patient within the interdisciplinary team.

Diagnostic Services

  • Endoscopy
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance tomography
  • MRCP
  • Ultrasonic tumour destruction (RFA; microwave ablation)
  • PET/CT
  • Transarterial embolisation
  • Histology, frozen section
  • Molecular pathology

Therapeutic Services

  • Liver surgery
  • Liver resection
  • Hepatic tumour ablation
  • Bile duct surgery
  • Bile duct resection
  • Removal of the gallbladder
  • Bile duct resection combined with liver resection

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Single and two-bed or three-bed rooms

Nearby 4-star hotels

English, French

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Liver Surgery

Other services

  • Metastatic colorectal carcinoma
  • Icterus
  • Hepatic tumour
  • Colorectal carcinoma metastases
  • Cancer of the biliary tract
  • Carcinoma of the gallbladder
  • Klatskin tumour
  • Carcinoma of the distal common bile duct


Airports near

  • Vienna Schwechat airport12.4 miles (20 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Vienna West Station3 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Murat Barlan