Coronavirus: Our protective measures

Gastrointestinal health, gall bladder

Stomach or abdominal pain not only affects general wellbeing, but can also be an indication of inflammation, and acute or chronic disorders of the digestive tract. These types of illness are the specialist field of gastroenterologists.

They look for the causes of discomfort or disease in the esophagus, stomach or intestine, and investigate the reason for heartburn, the most common disorder of the digestive tract. At the Goldenes Kreuz Private Hospital our specialists and attending doctors use state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, which provides precise imaging and tissue samples.

In the event that an inpatient stay is necessary, you will be taken care of by surgeons who specialize in operations on the digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach and intestines. A treatment plan is made to suit your individual needs, which always includes nutritional advice for the period after your discharge from the hospital.


Pain-free and minimally invasive  – that is how the endoscopic examinations we perform are described. They are important for diagnostic purposes and are particularly significant in cancer care. Gastroscopy provides important information about possible reflux or other stomach ailments.

Intestinal health (Quality certified preventive care for intestinal cancer)

Colonoscopies are recommended for the early identification of colon cancer. As part of this process, any polyps found can also be directly removed, and tissue samples can also be taken painlessly (biopsies). Sedation ensures that discomfort is minimized; the examination process uses a flexible endoscope with a video chip at the end.

The Goldenes Kreuz Private Hospital has once again been awarded certification for colonoscopy without discomfort in preventive care for intestinal cancer, by the Austrian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ÖGGH – Österreichische Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie). This confirms that these examinations are carried out to the highest standards of care quality.

Gall bladder

Removal of the gall bladder is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy requires just a few small incisions in the abdomen, and uses very precise surgical instruments. In contrast to conventional surgery, the recovery process is much quicker and leaves barely any visible scars.

Evidence of coronavirus status for day patient examinations and treatments

For day patient examinations and treatments (e.g. gastroscopy, colonoscopy, rectoscopy) a negative PCR test is required.
If the PCR test has been carried out outside the hospital, the officially valid test certificate must be brought to your admission. The time of sampling must not be more than 48 hours ago before the planned admission time.

Recovered persons are not required to carry out a PCR test for a period of two months after passed infection. Please bring evidence of your recent COVID infection or recovery to your admission.

Please note: We offer PCR tests as a private service for people WITHOUT symptoms. (Please call +43 1 40 111-9547 to make an appointment.)

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