Sebastian F. Schoppmann, MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Friedrich Schoppmann

The Senior Physician at the Department of Surgery and the General Hospital in Vienna is one of the first physicians in Austria to use the LINX® Reflux Management System for the treatment of reflux disease, in addition to his work in teaching at the Medical University of Vienna. The head of the gastro-esophagus team and coordinator of the Cancer Comprehensive Center Gastroesophageal Tumor Unit of the Medical University of Vienna / AKH Vienna is also specialized in tumor and hernia surgery. Dr. Schoppmann was voted among the best doctors in Austria by the magazine “News” in 2013 and is one of the country’s leading specialists in the field of digestive tract disorders.

Dr. Schoppmann stands for modern surgical medicine, with the quote: “… surgery has changed significantly in recent years. In addition to surgical procedures and strategies, modern surgery today can only be seen in the great interdisciplinary interaction. Surgery, which means seeing the patient once before and once after surgery, should be part of the story. From one of his lectures on current aspects of surgery from 2010, probably best describes him and his philosophy. The founder of an interdisciplinary platform to study the causes of heartburn, holistic approach to things in the patient’s sense.

Help with reflux disease

LINX Reflux Management SystemGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is particularly noticeable with acid regurgitation and prolonged heartburn. These complaints are caused by the fact that the occlusive mechanism between the esophagus and stomach no longer works. As a result, a mixture of chyme, gastric acid and bile can flow back into the esophagus and thus trigger the typical reflux symptoms. A new, gentle surgical method is the LINX® Reflux Management System. A small procedure removes the heartburn and the cause of the reflux disease.

Medical Spectrum

Prof. Dr. Schoppmann offers therapies and treatments in the entire field of visceral surgery.

  • Surgical clarification, second opinion and treatment of diseases that fall into the field of general surgery (inguinal hernia, gallstones, abdominal wall fractures, skin tumors)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Keyhole Surgery