Prostate Cancer treatment in Austria at our oncological centre

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Our Urology Center offers cutting-edge diagnostic methods and therapies for prostate cancer. Our specialists are experts in tailoring treatment plans to each patient’s needs, using the latest scientific guidelines and medical innovations.


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Urology Cancer Center

Our Urology Center is part of the WPK Cancer European Academy Cancer Center (CEACC), which is the most comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment facility in Central and Eastern Europe. Renowned for its multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, WPK CEACC offers advanced diagnostic tests and innovative solutions in a supportive and patient-focused environment. Our highly specialized doctors have a global reputation for diagnosing and treating cancer and are up to date with the latest treatments available, including immunotherapy and targeted therapies.

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from risk assessment and early detection, interdisciplinary diagnosis, personalised treatment plan and aftercare (including pain relief and side effects of therapy);

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We know that each case of prostate cancer is different and therefore needs a personalized approach. Our Urology Center offers a wide range of treatments for all stages of prostate cancer, whether it is early-stage, advanced, or relapsed. Our experts will help you choose the treatment option that provides the best chance of controlling or curing prostate cancer.  



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  • Team Meetings
  • Reporting of AEs and SAEs
  • M and M conferences
  • Patient-reported outcome records
  • Surgical outcome meetings
  • Prospective data collection
  • Participation in international multicenter trials


Surgery can cause anxiety for anyone undergoing it. As a patient at WPK, you can take comfort in knowing that our surgeons are experienced in performing prostate surgeries. They use cutting-edge methods, like robotic surgery, to deliver the best possible surgical outcome.

"We recommend that all men over the age of 45 have regular annual screenings and even more often for those at high risk or who already have prostate cancer."
Prim Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang LOIDL
Specialist in urology and robotic surgery

Radical prostatectomy

A radical prostatectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissues. It is a treatment option for patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer.


The main advantage of radical prostatectomy is that it can effectively cure cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body and reduces the risk of relapse. Our experienced surgeons perform radical prostatectomy with minimal risk of complications, preserving the patient’s urinary continence and sexual function.

Bilateral Orchiectomy

Bilateral orchiectomy is a treatment option for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer that involves the removal of both testicles. The surgery works like hormone therapy, by lowering the levels of the male hormone testosterone, which influences the progression of prostate cancer.

Bilateral orchiectomy can be a more cost-effective and convenient treatment compared to other therapies that require frequent monitoring and administration. While low testosterone levels have physical and emotional side effects, these can be generally managed. Therapy options can be discussed further with our urologists.

Robotic or laparoscopic prostatectomy​

Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. At WPK, our experienced surgeons carry out laparoscopic prostatectomies with the help of the da Vinci robot. This advanced system offers exceptional surgical precision.


Not only does the robotic approach remove cancer just as effectively as radical prostatectomy, but it also results in less blood loss, reduced discomfort, fewer complications, and a quicker recovery. Moreover, it increases the chances to spare the neurovascular tissues responsible for erectile function.


Radiotherapy uses high-energy beams to kill prostate cancer cells. It is a treatment option for nearly all cancer stages, from early-stage tumors to more advanced and metastatic prostate cancer.


Our radiation oncology team is affiliated with Amethyst Radiotherapy, the largest pan-European network of high-tech radiotherapy centers. Our doctors are committed to providing cutting-edge radiation therapy treatments that effectively target cancer while minimizing the risk of side effects. One of these innovative methods is hydrogel spacers.


This technique involves the use of an absorbable gel that temporarily creates a gap between the prostate and rectum, significantly reducing the risk of bowel radiation during treatment. Hydrogel spacers also improve tumor targeting, reducing the total number of treatment sessions from 39 to 7. This means that you can complete your treatment in 2.5 weeks instead of 8 weeks.


Radiation techniques available at WPK include:

Image guided VMAT radiation therapy

Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is one of the most advanced techniques of external radiotherapy. It involves the use of a linear accelerator machine that rotates around the patient while he lies down. The machine precisely delivers radiation doses to the tumor site while limiting the amount of radiation received by the healthy tissues surrounding it.

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)

WPK is among the few centers in Europe offering SBRT radiotherapy, and the only one in Austria. SBRT is a cutting-edge radiotherapy technique that can comprise the radiotherapy treatment into a few sessions, by delivering higher radiation doses safely and efficiently. SBRT is an efficient treatment option both for metastasis/lymph nodes as well as for small PET positive relapses for patients that had radiotherapy previously.

Systemic Treatments

Systemic therapies are designed to target cancer cells in the prostate gland and any that have spread to other parts of the body. These treatments are commonly used for metastatic prostate cancer but may also be used for aggressive tumors that are localized. They can be administered in various forms, such as pills, injections, or through an IV.


New systemic therapies are being developed at a quick pace. Our experts at WPK use the latest approved drugs and therapies to fight prostate cancer.

Hormonal therapy

The main systemic therapy used for prostate cancer is hormone therapy. This treatment works by blocking the male hormone called testosterone which helps prostate cancer cells grow. Our experts use hormone therapy to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading to other organs. This therapy can be given to you before radiation therapy to make it more effective, or to slow down the evolution of the disease if it has advanced.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy uses a specific type of drugs that selectively attack cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. This type of treatment is tailored to the genetic characteristics of your cancer, providing a personalized approach to therapy. This therapy can be used by itself or in combination with other treatments.


Chemotherapy involves the use of anti-cancer drugs administered through an IV or by mouth. These drugs travel through the bloodstream and reach cancer cells in various parts of the body. While chemo is not typically used as a standard treatment for early prostate cancer, we may recommend it if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland and hormone therapy has proven ineffective


Immunotherapy uses medicines to boost your own immune system to help it recognize and attack cancer cells more effectively.


Due to its positive outcomes, immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment for advanced prostate cancer. As its role in managing cancer increases, immunotherapy may become a viable option for earlier stages of the disease as well.

Radiation Therapy by infusion: Lutetium & Radium

Lutetium and Radium therapy are two new targeted radiation therapies that our Urology Center offers to prostate cancer patients. These therapies use radioactive isotopes, which are injected into your bloodstream. The isotopes then travel to the cancerous cells, where they emit radiation that destroys them.


Lutetium therapy is typically applied in cases where cancer has spread throughout the body, while Radium therapy is used to target cancer cells in the prostate gland itself. These therapies have proven to be very effective in slowing the progression of prostate cancer and can be a great option for patients who have exhausted all other treatment options.

Active surveillance

Many prostate cancer cases are classified as low-risk and have a slow growth rate, meaning they are unlikely to cause symptoms or affect your quality of life. In these situations, active surveillance is often the best approach, involving regular investigations like digital rectal exams, PSA blood tests, ultrasounds, MRIs, and prostate biopsies.


The goal of this monitoring is to keep the patient safe and comfortable without having to experience the potential side effects of the cancer therapies. If the cancer shows signs of spreading or begins to cause symptoms in the future, our experts may then suggest pursuing treatment.


We know that experiencing prostate cancer symptoms can be stressful and overwhelming. Receiving an accurate diagnosis is crucial for initiating the appropriate treatment. At WPK, we offer a wide range of diagnostic tests to get the answers we need and determine the right action plan for you.


Our early testing methods include PSA (prostate-specific antigen) and DRE (digital rectal exam). These are helpful for detecting issues in their early stages, before they become serious. These tests are non-invasive and can provide valuable information about the health of your prostate.


In cases where further evaluation is needed, we’ll move on to more advanced tests like biopsy and CT scans. We may also use MRI or PET/CT to give us a precise look of what’s going on inside your body.


Our Center for Radiology & Nuclear Medicine offers all radiological examinations your need under one roof and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.

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Medical team

We’re with you every step of the way! As a prostate cancer patient at WPK, you will receive support from a multidisciplinary team of urologists, oncologists, radiotherapists, prostate surgeons, and radiologists. By combining their expertise and experience, our specialists can provide you with the best solution for your case.

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Prim. Dr. Wolfgang Loidl

Specialist in urology and robotic surgery

Dr. Wolfgang Loidl is a specialist with decades of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions such as prostate cancer. He has performed over 2,000 prostatectomy procedures, including 1,600 robotic procedures since 2008, making him a leading expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques.


Dr. Loidl’s commitment to excellence in patient care, combined with his wealth of expertise, has earned him a reputation as one of Austria’s most renowned urologists.

Prof. Univ. Dr. Georg SCHATZL

Prof. Univ. Dr. Georg Schatzl

Specialist in urology and andrology

Dr. Georg Schatzl offers competent solutions for medical conditions related to the prostate, bladder, kidneys, and urethra, as well as male sexual dysfunctions, using the latest scientific methods and techniques.


Dr. Schatzl is appreciated for his patient-centered approach, taking the time to assess each case and listen to his patients’ concerns. He treats all his patients with kindness and empathy, creating a supportive and reassuring environment for their treatment and recovery.

Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Mesut REMZI

Univ. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Mesut Remzi

Specialist in urology and andrology

With over two decades of experience, Dr. Mesut Remzi is a highly skilled specialist in the field of uro-oncology. He focuses mainly on minimally invasive surgery for renal, prostate, adrenal, and bladder tumors. He also specialises in systemic therapies, offering a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment.


Dr. Remzi is dedicated to advancing his field through research and education, and he serves as a Professor of Urology at the Medical University of Vienna. He is a leading authority in uro-oncology, and his patients benefit from his wealth of experience and knowledge.

Dr. Bernd BURSA

Dr. Bernd Bursa

Specialist in urology and andrology

Dr. Bernd Bursa provides his patients with a comprehensive approach to healthcare that includes preventive check-ups, diagnostic assessments, and a range of non-surgical and surgical treatments. For cancer patients, Dr. Bursa offers ongoing support from diagnosis to treatment and recovery, ensuring that his patients have a trusted partner throughout their oncological journey.


Dr. Bursa’s guiding principle is treating the person, not just the clinical condition. This is reflected in his commitment to offer personalized care that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs.

Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Kratzik

Prof. Univ. Dr. Christian Kratzik

Specialist in urology

Dr. Christian Kratzik is a highly experienced urology specialist and surgeon. He has expertise in both traditional and new treatment methods for urological conditions, offering state-of-the-art solutions according to the highest standards of modern urology.


One of his key focus areas for many years has been the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of urological cancers, including prostate cancer. He offers his cancer patients holistic medical care and he is committed to addressing any concerns that may arise along the way.


Dr. David Kuczer

Specialist in oncology, radiation oncology, and pain therapy

Dr. David Kuczer is an accomplished radiation oncology specialist with over 20 years of expertise in cancer diagnosis and treatment. He specialises in high-precision stereotactic radiotherapy of prostate, brain, and lung metastases, among other areas. Besides his clinical practice, he also serves on several cancer therapy advisory committees and is a dedicated mentor who teaches fellow physicians.


He is a prolific researcher that implemented new radiotherapy techniques. His contributions have been significant in developing new radiation treatment protocols and improving patient care.

Prof. Zielinski

Univ. Prof. Dr. Christoph ZIELINSKI

Medical Director of Wiener Privatklinik, Director WPK Academy CECC, Professor of Medical Oncology and Clinical Immunology

Prof. Zielinski is an acclaimed oncologist and researcher, whose clinical research activities cover a broad range of cancer therapies. He has made significant contributions in the fields of immunotherapy, targeted therapies, and cancer-related thromboembolism. He has published over 600 original papers and reviews in peer-reviewed journals, as well as many books.


Under Prof. Zielinski’s leadership, WPK Central European Academy Cancer Center is recognized as a leading facility for interdisciplinary cancer care in the region. He also serves as President of the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group which is conducting clinical trials and major educational activities via its Academy in 23 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe.

Prof. Koestler

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Johannes KÖESTLER

Associate Professor of Medicine, Consultant Hematologist and Oncologist

Prof. Koestler is an expert in diagnosing and treating tumors of internal organs, breast, and genital organs (ovaries, uterus, prostate, etc.). He specializes in tailor-made oncological therapies which address the individual needs of his patients by targeting specific molecular and genetic properties of the tumors.


Prof. Koestler actively engages in research to identify factors that determine the success of targeted cancer therapies and the treatment of rare tumors. He participates in numerous clinical studies and international research projects and has received several national and international research awards for his contributions to cancer research.

Prof. Hoffmann

Prof. Univ. Dr. Martha Hoffmann

Specialist in nuclear medicine and thyroid treatment

Dr. Martha Hoffmann works at the WPK Center for Radiology & Nuclear Medicine. With her expert guidance, she guarantees high – quality investigations for an accurate diagnosis, with individualized supervision throughout the process. Her dedication to providing fast, secure, and comfortable examinations ensures that patients receive the best medical care. 

Prof. Dr. Martha Hoffmann is a specialist in Lutetium Therapy. She is also a Board Member of the Thyroid Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and Head of the Thyroid Diagnostic Unit within the Radiology Center at Wiener Privatklinik.


In addition to the fear of cancer, most patients facing this diagnosis fear they will lose bowel control and have to live with a colostomy (abdominal pouch). That’s why our team of colorectal surgeons, with extensive expertise in cancer surgery, places a special emphasis on tissue preservation and continence function, managing to reduce the need for colostomy to less than 10% for patients.


According to statistics, the number of patients who might die from prostate cancer is expected to double in the next 20 years:

  • The estimated number of new cases of prostate cancer worldwide, from 2020 to 2040, males, of all ages, will increase from 1.41 to 2.24 million
  • The estimated number of deaths from prostate cancer worldwide, from 2020 to 2040, males, of all ages, will increase from 375,000 to 721,000.

Causes and risk factors

The WPK CEACC Cancer Centre’s partner physicians have an outstanding global reputation for diagnosing and treating cancer using the latest scientifically proven methods. The medical team consists of specialists ranked in the top 10% of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University. Through their extraordinary contributions, they provide the best patient-centred care, both in their individual specialties and as a team.


The WPK CEACC Cancer Centre’s partner physicians have an outstanding global reputation for diagnosing and treating cancer using the latest scientifically proven methods. The medical team consists of specialists ranked in the top 10% of scientists in the world by the prestigious Stanford University. Through their extraordinary contributions, they provide the best patient-centred care, both in their individual specialties and as a team.

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About Wiener Privatklinik

Wiener Privatklinik (WPK) is one of Austria’s largest private hospitals, offering world-class medical expertise to thousands of patients from more than 20 countries.


Wiener Privatklinik at a glance:

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.

Awarded hospital (Vienna)

WPK received the World's Best Hospitals certification for three consecutive years (2020 – 2023).

Modern facilities

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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Information for patients

The dedicated Marketing & International Business (MIB) department is ready to provide the necessary support for all international patients to receive personalised care according to their medical condition and the language they speak.


• Information about costs, payment methods, insurance accepted
• Scheduling consultations
• Visa and transport assistance (transfers and flights in ambulance -MedEvac)


• In-house translation service available in multiple languages
• Premium rooms with luxury facilities
• Assistance throughout your stay
• Scheduling of future consultations


• Assistance with medical records and prescriptions
• Assistance with customs clearance of medication
• Follow-up with clinical and administrative staff
• Scheduling the following examinations

Private medical insurance

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

Online Healthcare Center

You don’t necessarily need to travel to our hospital in Vienna to get a second opinion from our leading doctors. With our online healthcare services, you can easily and quickly access the best expert who will answer all your questions regarding your health concerns. 


Book your video consultation on WPK Online Healthcare Center from the comfort of your own home! We offer more than 20 medical specialties, so no matter what kind of care you need, we’ve got you covered.

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