WPK Private Pediatric Center

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We know that caring for your child is one of the most important things you will ever do. We also understand that taking your child to the doctor is often stressful and scary.


WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence offers pediatric care that is both compassionate and comprehensive. We are here to help you navigate the world of pediatric medicine with ease, so you can focus on what matters most. Your child’s well-being.

We are dedicated to providing the best care for your child’s health and well-being throughout their treatment.”

Prof. Rokitanski

                                                                Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander ROKITANSKY. DrHC.

                                                                General Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery.                                                                                      Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine Specialist.                                                                           

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Our Departments

Pediatric Surgery

Our pediatric operating rooms are equipped with minimally invasive technology and surgical instruments that are specially selected for use on infants and children. With these state-of-the-art surgical facilities at their disposal, our skilled surgeons can perform a wide range of pediatric surgeries. This includes routine procedures in thoracic, abdominal, urological, dermatological, plastic and ano-genito-urological surgery, complex orthopedic procedures (fractures, dislocations, and congenital malformations), as well as reconstructive plastic surgery and other pediatric surgical interventions.

Medical imaging

The Radiology Centre of Wiener Privatklinik offers a wide range of radiological examinations to assess our young patient’s health, all conveniently available under one roof. These include CT/MRI/PET-CT scans, nuclear medicine investigations as well as x-rays and ultrasounds. Our high-tech technology, combined with the expertise of our skilled radiologists, ensures quick and accurate diagnoses. Children often need sedation or anaesthesia for complex radiological examinations, which is carried
out by pediatric anesthetists.

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Our Services

As children grow, their bodies undergo significant changes. That is why we know how important it is for you as a parent to find the best pediatric healthcare provider.


WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence offers comprehensive services for your child’s well-being. From the moment your baby is born, we’re here for you and your family. When specialized care is required, our team of over 14 pediatric specialists stands ready to deliver the highest quality of care. Our physicians have extensive expertise in a wide range of pediatric fields, including allergy & immunology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology & hepatology, infectious disease, neurology, pulmonology, and more.


Our specialists work together to ensure accurate diagnoses and develop tailored treatment plans that address your child’s individual needs and medical conditions.


We offer a wide range of pediatric services to help you take care of your most precious one.

  • Regular check-ups and Immunizations;
  • Parent education on child health and preventive care;
  • Laboratory tests and imaging investigations;
  • Emergency consultations;
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions;
  • Monitoring of chronic conditions;
  • Interdisciplinary consultations;
  • Hospitalization for acute and chronic conditions;
  • Surgical interventions and check-ups after discharge from hospital;
  • Physiotherapy and medical recovery.

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when your child needs surgery. At WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence, you can trust that your child will receive exceptional care from a team of experienced and compassionate physicians (pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses). The WPK – Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery Centre of Excellence is under the administrative-interventional management of Primarius Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander Rokitansky.


Our surgeons focus on minimally invasive approaches to treat a wide range of conditions easier, faster, and with less pain. We understand how important it is for children to feel safe and comfortable during their hospitalization, so we always prioritize their well-being throughout their treatment journey.


Our team treats a wide range of conditions including:

  • General pediatric surgery disorders;
  • Pediatric urological disorders;
  • Pediatric and adolescent thoracic disorders;
  • Abdominal surgery.

Pediatric orthopedics and traumatology focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in children and adolescents. At the WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence, we bring together a team of skilled pediatric orthopedic physicians and surgeons, equipped with state-of-the-art technology to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Our physicians have a deep understanding of the distinctive growth and development patterns of young patients. They are committed to delivering exceptional medical care within a compassionate and child-friendly environment.


We offer a variety of paediatric orthopaedic treatments, from noninvasive procedures such as splinting, casting, bracing and orthotics to surgical interventions, depending on the severity of the case.


Our team treats a wide range of conditions, including:

  • treatment of congenital disorders; hands and feet deformities (syndactyly, polydactyly, equinovarus foot, etc.), spinal deformities, diaphragmatic hernia;
  • developmental abnormalities (scoliosis, kyphosis, etc.);
  • fractures and other injuries;
  • bone and spine tumors;
  • other musculoskeletal conditions.

If your child has a condition that impacts the appearance or function of their body, they may need plastic and reconstructive surgery. Likewise, if they were born with a congenital birth defect affecting areas such as the skull, face, hands, feet, or skin, surgical intervention may be necessary. 


At the WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence and the Millesi Center for peripheral nerve and reconstructive surgery center, we specialize in pediatric reconstructive surgery and offer unparalleled expertise in treating a wide range of conditions, injuries, and malformations. Our exceptionally skilled surgeons use the latest techniques to offer children the chance for normal development and an improved quality of life.


Our team treats a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Branchial cleft abnormality
  • Burns
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial abnormalities
  • Facial paralysis
  • Haemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Malformation on fingers & toes
  • Malformation of the ear cartilage
  • Traumatic defects 

Heart conditions can significantly impact a child’s health. Timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial to minimize the risk of future complications.


Pediatric cardiology is a specialized field at our WPK Private Pediatric Center of Excellence. Our expert cardiologists collaborate closely with cardiac surgeons and other specialists to provide optimal care for our young patients struggling with heart conditions.


Using cutting-edge diagnostic techniques such as echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and advanced imaging technologies, our team accurately assesses and diagnoses various heart conditions. Once a diagnosis has been established, our cardiologists develop personalized treatment plans which may include medication management, interventional procedures, or surgery.


Our team treats a wide range of conditions including:

  • Congenital heart disorders (atrial/ventricular septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot);
  • Arrhythmias (tachycardia, bradycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome);
  • Atherosclerosis;
  • Kawasaki disease;
  • Cardiomyopathies;
  • Pericarditis;
  • Rheumatic heart disease;
  • Viral infections.

Our Specialists

Our multidisciplinary team consists of world-class physicians in child healthcare, all working together to ensure the best treatment solution for the well-being of our pediatric patients.

Dr Alexander Rokitansky

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexander ROKITANSKY

General Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery. Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine Specialist. DrHC.

Dr. Alexander Rokitansky is the Head of the Surgery Department at the Wiener Privatklinik. Over the course of his 40-year career he has carried out over 7.000 surgeries, his areas of expertise including vascular surgery, cardiac/thoracic surgery, surgical oncology, and malformation surgery. In addition to all typical surgical procedures for children and teenagers, he specializes in the treatment of chest wall deformities. He performed more than 800 surgeries on pectus excavatum, also known as funnel chest, and pectus carinatum, popularly known as pigeon chest with excellent results.  


His tested treatment methods focus on special surgical procedures, the use of one-piece implants, and additional conservative techniques. For 24 years, he oversaw one of the largest surgery departments for children, adolescents, and adults in Eastern Austria. In the late 1980s, he was the creator and developer of the `small Viennese total artificial heart`, which served as a bridge towards the human heart transplant.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidhammer

Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert SCHMIDHAMMER

Orthopedic Trauma and Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Specialist


Prof. Univ. Dr. Robert Schmidhammer is a renowned surgeon with more than 35 years of experience and a proven track record of accomplishments. Since 2013 he has been the Head of the Millesi Center for Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery at the Wiener Privatklinik, which offers comprehensive care for nerve injuries, pain syndromes, and nerve reconstruction, including nerve transplants. His special area of expertise is the surgical treatment of brachial plexus lesions in babies, which typically occur during childbirth.


Dr. Schmidhammer completed his specialized training both in Austria (Linz Accident Hospital), as well as abroad (Mayo Clinic – USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, and South Africa). After receiving his habilitation in 2006, he successfully coordinated the doctoral work and master’s thesis of numerous candidates. He published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Surgery, the Austrian Society for Traumatology, and the Shock Society. He is also a senior scientist in nerve regeneration at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology in Vienna. 


Univ. Prof. Dr. Rudolf GANGER

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of pediatric orthopedics, Prof. Univ. Dr. Rudolf Ganger specializes in the treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the lower extremities. He also has expertise in correcting limb deformities, hip reconstruction and leg lengthening.

Throughout his career, Prof. Univ. Dr. Rudolf Ganger has successfully completed over 9,000 surgeries, with a significant focus on correcting malformations and addressing foot or knee disorders, using the laparoscopic approach every time needed. 

Prof. Univ. Dr. Rudolf Ganger is dedicated to perfecting his skills in orthopedic surgery, attending congresses and training courses both in Austria and abroad. This allows him to offer each of his patients a personalized approach and the latest surgical methods and techniques available.

Dr. Christoph Klasen

Dr. Christoph KLASEN

Pediatric, Anesthesia, and General Intensive Care Medicine Specialist

Dr. Christoph Klasen completed his education at the Medical University of Vienna. He pursued specialized training in pediatric and youth medicine, as well as acute care medicine and anesthesia. Furthermore, Dr. Christoph dedicated himself to the field of psychosomatic medicine, earning the title of “doctor for psychosomatics” through additional studies. He also underwent psychotherapy training focused on Katathym creative psychotherapy, under the guidance of the Austrian Society for Autogenic Training and Psychotherapy. 


He developed his professional experience in various clinics. In 1994, he began working as a university assistant at the Medical University of Vienna’s Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine, and Pain Medicine. In March 2000, he was appointed senior physician and head of the Surgical Unit at the St. Anna Children’s Hospital. Since April 2010, he has been working as a pediatrician, anesthesiologist, and pain therapist in private practice. He is the founder and managing director of Malacht Children and Youth Medicine. 

OA Dr. Pinter Miklos

OA Dr. Miklos PINTER

Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

Dr. Miklos Pinter has over 30 years of experience in general pediatric, with a focus in pediatric cardiology and ultrasound diagnostics. He also specializes in allergology. Before moving to Austria, he finished his medical studies and specialty training in Hungary. For seven years, he was the Head of the Cardiac Outpatient Clinic at the Childrens’ Heart Center in Linz. Afterward, he founded and managed a children’s health centre in Vienna.

His goal is to offer parents and patients fast and efficient assistance, especially when it comes to complex heart conditions, where he can best use his vast diagnosis and treatment expertise. Young patients can be diagnosed very accurately with ultrasound, and it’s one of the least stressful medical procedures for them. With this diagnostic option, dr. Pinter can answer many questions right away and often sees and treats major complications in a timely manner.

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Marhofer

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter MARHOFER

Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine Specialist

Prof. Univ. Dr. Peter Marhofer is the Head of Pediatric Anesthesia and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna’s Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is a member of the Regional and Pediatric Anesthesia study group, which pioneered the use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia. Today, this method is widely used, making regional anesthesia safer and more practical.


In cooperation with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology he and his team conduct volunteer studies in regional anesthesia. These studies offer precise data that can be applied to the daily clinical practice. Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic clinical studies are carried out on adult volunteers while studies on pediatric patients are carried out in the operating room, providing high-quality scientific answers to a variety of clinical concerns.

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Milen MINKOV

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Milen MINKOV

Pediatric and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Specialist

Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Milen Minkov is the Head of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Floridsdorf Hospital as well as Consultant for Pediatric Hematology and Head of the International LCH Study Center at St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Vienna. He also teaches special pediatric at Sigmund Freud Private University.

Dr. Minkov completed his medical studies in Moscow and his specialist training in pediatric and pediatric hematology/oncology in Moscow and Vienna. He has a special research interest in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) – a rare, cancer-like condition that primarily affects children. In 1997, he was the first awardee of the Mark Nesbit Award for Clinical Science of the Histiocyte Society and is currently President of the Histiocyte Society.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Berit Schneider-Stickler


ENT Specialist

Univ. Prof. Dr. Berit Schneider-Stickler is one of Europe’s leading specialists in functional voice classification and diagnosis, with a PhD in this field. She has completed specialist courses at Charitè / Humboldt University in Berlin as well as in Essen and is currently Deputy Head of the Clinical Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University Clinic for Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat of the Vienna General Hospital.


Univ. Prof. Dr. Schneider-Stickler has an extensive academic background, lecturing at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts/Antonio Salieri Institute (singing in music education), the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt and the Academy for Speech-Language Pathology-Audiological Services in Vienna.

Dr. Alexander SPRINGER

Ass. Prof. Univ. Doz. Dr. Alexander SPRINGER

Pediatric Urology Specialist

Dr. Alexander Springer is a specialist in pediatric urology (FEAPU). His competences include laparoscopic urology, vesicoureteral reflux, urogenital reconstruction, and hypospadias. He is a member of the European Academy of Pediatric Urology and, throughout his career, has had an intense scientific activity, attending conferences and training courses in Austria, Germany, England, USA, Poland, and Spain.

Prim. Prof. Dr. Peter VOITL

Prim. Prof. Dr. Peter VOITL

Pediatric Specialist

Prim. Prof. Dr. Peter Voitl is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine. His expertise includes pediatric cardiology, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric intensive care. He also specialized in pediatric radiography: hip, abdomen, kidney, and bladder.

He has a PhD in medical sciences and an MBA in HealthCare Management. Currently, he is guiding new generations of physicians, being professor at the Medical University of Vienna and working as an assistant professor at the Sigmund Freud University.


Prim. Prof. Dr. Peter Voitl is the founder and medical director of the Children’s Health Centre Donaustadt and head of the Mobile Children’s Healthcare Association, Vienna. He is also involved in research and scientific work and is the author of several studies as well as books in pediatric.

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The Wiener Privatklinik (WPK) is one of the largest private hospitals in Austria and offers world-class medical expertise to thousands of patients from more than 20 countries.


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Medical tradition

Founded in 1871 in Vienna, WPK has more than 150 years of tradition in providing exceptional medical care and expertise

Renowned experts

Patients have access to more than 400 internationally renowned experts. 14 of our collaborating doctors from various specialties are ranked in the top 6% of the world's scientists by Stanford University.

Multidisciplinary approach

Our experts from various specialities work together to develop completely personalized medical solutions for each patient.

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WPK received the World's Best Hospitals certification for 4 consecutive years (2021 – 2024).

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In addition to exceptional medical care, we provide 5-star facilities to ensure the well-being and comfort of our patients (spacious rooms, park, terrace, high-end cuisine etc.)


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WPK has direct settlement agreements with most Austrian private insurance companies, as well as many of the large international insurance companies. As for international insurance companies who do not have direct settlement agreements with WPK, we accept a Guarantee of Payment (GOP) covering the cost estimate for each case. To check which agreement your private insurance company has with WPK, please send your inquiry to info@wpk.at.

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