Landeskrankenhaus Villach

Villach, Austria

Villach, Austria

Overview

Overview

The Landeskrankenhaus Villach (LKH Villach) was established in 1890 and is a JCI-accredited general hospital with particular medical specialties in rehabilitation and psychology. There are 13 medical departments, 4 institutes of medicine, and more than 750 beds at the hospital. The entire team of medical staff are available 24/7 to ensure patients have a quick and efficient recovery.

Furthermore, other services on offer at the hospital include free WiFi, a pharmacy, laundry services, and medical record translation. There are both private and disability access rooms, with all rooms coming equipped with a phone and TV. Patient dietary requests are also accepted.

Location

The Landeskrankenhaus Villach is located in the city of Villach, 42 km from the Klagenfurt Airport. It is accessible via taxi or public transport, with the nearest train station being Villach Hauptbahnhof. It is just 850m from the clinic.

Villach is a small city located on the border of Slovenia and Italy, a city famous for Lake Faak, which is one of the most popular attractions in the region. It is possible to go boating, camping, and hiking around the lake, which is just 14 km from the clinic.

Accreditations

Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

English

Services

Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Rehabilitation
Translation services
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Pharmacy
Laundry
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

232 procedures across 22 specialties

>Cardiology

(23 procedures)

Aortic Valve Repair

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(6 procedures)

Anal Fissure Treatment

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Anal Fistula Surgery

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Colectomy

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  • Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

  • 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Colectomy

>Diagnostic Imaging

(10 procedures)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(14 procedures)

Laryngoscopy

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Mastoidectomy

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Myringoplasty

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  • Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.

  • 2 weeks

    The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

  • Learn more about Myringoplasty

>Endocrinology

(7 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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>Gastroenterology

(6 procedures)

Cholecystectomy

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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy

Colonoscopy

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Consultation

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>General Surgery

(17 procedures)

Adrenalectomy

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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

  • Learn more about Adrenalectomy

Appendectomy

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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Lumpectomy

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>Gynecology

(29 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

  • Learn more about Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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>Neurology

(6 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Epilepsy Treatment

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  • Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.

  • Learn more about Epilepsy Treatment

>Oncology

(27 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

  • Learn more about Acute Leukemia Treatment

Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

  • Learn more about Breast Cancer Treatment

>Orthopedics

(33 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(5 procedures)

Bone and Joint Screening

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(5 procedures)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

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Lung Biopsy

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>Rheumatology

(6 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation

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>Urology

(16 procedures)

Circumcision

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

  • Learn more about Circumcision

Cystoscopy

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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>Vascular Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Angiography

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  • Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.

  • 1 - 2 days
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Angioplasty

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

  • Learn more about Medical Examination

Vaccination

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>Immunology

(1 procedure)

Immunology Consultation

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>Neonatology

(1 procedure)

Intersex Consultation

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>Nephrology

(1 procedure)

Nephrology Consultation

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>Pediatrics

(1 procedure)

Pediatrics Consultation

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More about available treatments at Landeskrankenhaus Villach

The Landeskrankenhaus Villach (LKH Villach) treats over 140,000 patients annually at its facility, including around 102,976 outpatients and 37,205 inpatients.

The hospital boasts modern facilities, which have been accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), the gold standard for international hospital certification. The operating theaters, patient rooms, and rehabilitation areas at the clinic are thus all up to date and are equipped with the latest in medical technology and equipment.

Staff

Staff

The medical staff at the Landeskrankenhaus Villach (LKH Villach) is comprised of medical specialists and experts in their respective fields, working together with a well-trained nursing team to ensure all patients have the best individual recovery possible.

With the clinic’s focus on rehabilitation and psychology, there is also a strong team of psychologists and social workers. Patients are encouraged to make confidential wishes or complaints to the clinic’s support staff, to help the clinic improve its services.

Reviews

Reviews

External Reviews from Google

  • MB Rauter, December 2019

    4

    Eigentlich hatte das LKH in Villach den besten Ruf von Österreich, aber nun scheint es etwas anders. Lange Wartezeiten, alte Räume. Etwas Renovieren und mehr Personal wäre notwendig, bei einer aufstrebenden Stadt wie Villach wohl nicht zu viel verlangt?

  • STUPID GAMER, August 2019

    5

    Best neurology

  • Martin Doležal, July 2019

    5

    The behavior of the staff was very good, they were willing and I didn't wait long. When I compare this with the Czech standard, we are in another galaxy.

  • András Sárvári, July 2017

    1

    There is no a doctor for a hurting ear... No comment..

  • Gail Andrea Lo, November 2016

    5

    The maternity department and NICU are the best. Wonderful doctors, midwives and nurses. I felt very safe and well taken care of, and during my 7 week stay in the maternity ward and now 2 weeks and counting in the NICU, I can say with plenty of confidence that this is a great hospital and I wish I lived here so I knew I could bring my children here when they were sick or injured.
    I'm a New Yorker and compared to the hospital experience with my first baby in Manhattan, this hospital was easily a hundred times better. I hope the Villachers know how lucky they are to have it right here.
    Coming to this hospital saved my baby's life and I will forever be grateful.