Ward 21K of the Clinical Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is located in the red bed tower on level 21. The ward mainly treats patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, but also patients with a variety of diseases of other internal medicine subspecialties.
The main focus of the ward is the treatment of patients with:
- liver cirrhosis and its complications
- hepatocellular carcinoma
- the therapy of gastrointestinal bleeding
- liver and ultrasound targeted organ biopsies
- evaluation for liver transplantation
- follow-up and complication management after liver transplantation
- interventional therapy of chronic pancreatitis
- complication management of inflammatory bowel disease
- dietary counseling of patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases
In addition to the care of patients requiring interventional endoscopic procedures, there is close cooperation with the Department of Diagnostic Interventional Radiology, as well as with abdominal surgery and transplant surgery.
Patients can expect state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment. Great importance is attached to close cooperation with the various specialties in the General Hospital in order to ensure optimal care for each individual patient. The high standard of medical and nursing care is documented by the ISO certification of the ward. Patients are admitted to our ward only after consultation with the senior physician in charge of the ward and, as a rule, on a pre-admission basis. The ward comprises 24 systemized beds, divided into 3-, 2- and 1-bed rooms. Ward 21K cares for approximately 1000 patients/year.
The ward is equipped with modern devices for the central monitoring of cardiovascular function and ventilation parameters. Furthermore, the ward is equipped with a blood gas analysis unit and an ultrasound unit for abdominal sonography.
In principle, visits are possible daily in the afternoon from 14:00, but out of consideration for fellow patients, visits should not last longer than 20:00. Also, the number of visits should be limited to only 2 persons per patient at a time. Information in the afternoon between 14:00-15:00 by the ward physicians.
Medical Director: Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Trauner
Senior Physician: Dr. Rayko Evstatiev
Head of nursing department: DGKS Natascha Papouschek, MBA
Ward nurses: DGKS Manuela Endl, DGKS Estra Nikolic