Univ. Prof. MD T. Schmid
Sanatorium Kettenbrucke

Univ. Prof. MD T. Schmid

Main Focus

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery in the abdomen and thorax
  • Gastrointestinal reflections


Sennstrasse 1
06020 Innsbruck
Nearest airport: Munich (200 km)

About Univ. Prof. MD T. Schmid

As a deputy head of the Department of Surgery in Innsbruck for many years, I have extensive experience in the treatment of surgical diseases, both in the abdomen and the chest.

In my practice, diagnostics and the detailed conversation with my patients in a relaxed, private atmosphere is my main concern. I consider getting to know each other before any intervention - both for the patient and for the doctor - is extremely important. Here questions can be discussed in peace and fears (often unfounded) before the operation can be reduced. The admission in the clinic or in the sanatorium is then usually much less stressful, because the patient knows what to expect and already knows his doctor.

The development of minimally invasive surgery (so-called buttonhole surgery) has accompanied and influenced my surgical career. Some of these operations were introduced by me in Innsbruck. This applies to laparoscopic inguinal and incisional hernia surgery as well as to buttonhole procedures on the lungs and abdomen.

For years, I have been leading the Hernia Surgery and Thoracic Surgery working groups at the University Department of Surgery and conducting surgical courses for surgeons from all over Europe.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2019 Opening of a Wahlarztordination in the sanatorium chain bridge in Innsbruck
  • 2013-2014 Interim Director of the Department of Visceral, Transplantation and Thorax Surgery of the Med. Univ. Innsbruck
  • Since 2009 Deputy Director of the Department of Visceral, Transplantation and Thoracic Surgery the Med. Univ. Innsbruck
  • Since 1998 Head of the Thoracic Surgery Division of the Univ. Clinic for Surgery Innsbruck
  • 1994 Diploma in Thoracic Surgery
  • 1989-1990 Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin, USA
  • 1985 Specialist Diploma in General Surgery
  • 1978 Doctorate at the University of Innsbruck

Prices and organization of international congresses in Innsbruck

  • 2019 Operation course in the sanatorium Kettenbrücke: inguinal hernias
  • 2010-2018 Organization and execution of numerous international surgical courses for thoracic surgery and hernia surgery
  • 2017 European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) - Annual Meeting - Local Organizer and Host
  • 2005 Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA) - 1st World Congress - Congress President
  • 1992 Billroth Prize of the Austrian Society for Surgery: Small bowel transplantation

Membership in scientific societies

  • Austrian Society of Surgery (ÖGC)
  • Clinical Robotic Surgical Association (CRSA - MIRA)
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • German Society of Thoracic Surgery (DGT)
  • European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • European Hernia Society (EHS)
  • German Hernia Society (DHG)
  • Austrian Hernia Society (AHS)
  • Austrian Hernia Forum
  • Austrian Society for Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIC)
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