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Dr. Karl Miller

Associate Professor of Surgery
Surgical Department,Hallein Clinic

Brief Biography:

1. 1983: M.D., University of Innsbruck, Austria 2. 1984–1985: Internship General Hospital Salzburg, Austria 3. 1985: First Aid Medicine 4. 1985-1991: General surgery training at the General Hospital Salzburg, Austria 5. 1989: Officer in the Austrian Army 6. 1991: Qualified general surgeon 7. 1995–2000: Chief Resident at the 2nd. Surgical Department, General Hospital Salzburg, Austria 8. 1996: Expert Witness of General Surgery 9. 1996: Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Innsbruck, Austria 09 12 1996 10. 1996: Member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery 11. 1996: Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity 12. 1996: onward; Faculty of the European Surgical Institute: Minimal Invasive Techniques in Visceral Surgery and Bariatric Surgery 13. 2001onward: Head of the Surgical Department Krankenhaus Hallein 14. 2002 onward: International Advisory Board - Saad Hospital Al Khobar 15. 2003 onward: Associate Editor of "Obesity Surgery" 16. 2005 onward: Advisory Board "World Clinics and Hospitals 17. 2005: IVOW Clinical Advisory Board 18. 2006: Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program of the Paracelsus Private Medical University Salzburg 19. 2006: Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 20.2006: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons F.A.C.S.


Academic positions:

Experience: 1. Performed obesity (bariatric) surgery as early as 1994 2. Received specific obesity surgery training at Iowa University with Dr. E. Mason 3. Performed laparoscopic surgery as early as June 1989 4. Developed and standardized the surgical technique for the laparoscopic application of gastric banding (pars flaccida technique) 6. Experienced in laparoscopic gastric surgery and laparoscopic functional surgery of the stomach (Nissen fundoplicatio) 7. Regularly performs live procedures in front of audiences in the following countries: Austria, Australia, Hungary, South Africa, Germany, Norway, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Cyprus ... 8. Teaches at the European Surgical Institute, Hamburg, Germany, at the Laparoscopic Morbid Obesity Surgery Masterclass, Elancourt, France and Obesity Surgery for the Austrian Professional Surgical Association 9. Organized 20 international workshops per year since 2003 where over 380 surgeons worldwide were given "hands-on" training on the laparoscopic application of gastric banding and gastric bypass 10. Organized the World Congress on Obesity Surgery 1999 in Salzburg Austria 11. Organized the International Alpine Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting since 2003


Research interests:

Bariatric Surgery


Any other information:

Publications: 1. Miller K.,Stilianu L.,Hölbling N. Der Helium-Neon-Laser in der Wundbehandlung nach Operation von Noduli haemorrhoidales. Akt.Chir.21(1986)149-151 2. Stilianu L.,Miller K.,Stilianu G. Zum Stellenwert der Miller-Abbott-Sonde in der Behandlung des postoperativen Ileus. Langenbecks Arch Chir(1988)373:147-150 3. Hölbling N., Miller K.,Speil T.,Weber F.,Moritz E. Wertigkeit einer neuen einfachen mechanischen Dickdarmvorbereitung im Vergleich zur PEG-Lavage. Z Gastroenterol(1990)28:97-100 4. Miller K., Maier R.,Aichelburg W.,Wagner M. Hüftkopferhaltende Osteosyntheseverfahren bei der hüftgelenksnahen Oberschenkelfraktur für kardiopulmonale Risikopatienten. Unfallchirurg(1990)93:208-211 5. Hacker G.W.,Bernatzky G.,Graf A.,Hölbling N.,Stilianu L.,Payreder M.H., Miller K., Thurner J.,Adam H. Gastrin and Somatostatin-Immunoreactive Cells of the Antral Mucosa in Patients with Duodenal or Gastric Ulcers. Path.Res.Pract.186(1990)723-731 6. Miller K.,Reichel M.,Karlbauer R.,Pauser G. Wahl der Anaesthesiemethode als Risikofaktor bei der hüftgelenksnahen Oberschenkelfraktur des alten Patienten. Anaesthesist(1990)39:83-87 7. Schneeberger R.,Albegger K.,Oberascher G., Miller K.. Juckreiz - eine Nebenwirkung von Hydroxyaethylstärke(HES)? Erste Mitteilung. HNO(1990)38:298-303 8. Moritz E.,Achleitner D.,Hölbling N.,Miller K.,Speil T.,Weber F. Single vs. Double Stapling Technique in Colorectal Surgery. Dis Colon Rectum(1991)34:495-497 9. Fodor-Sertl B.,Miller K., Hohenfellner B. Niederfrequente Elektrostimulation in der postoperativen Schmerzbehandlung. Z.Phys.Baln.Med.Klim.19(1990)132-137 10. Albegger K, Schneeberger R, Franke V, Oberascher G, Miller K. Juckreiz nach Therapie mit Hydroxyaethylstärke (HES) bei otoneurologischen Erkrankungen. Wien Med Wschr 1992 1:1-7 11. Miller K, Reichel M. Stress bleeding prophylaxis in elderly patients with hip fracture - the effect of gastric alkalinisation. Intensive Care Med 1992; 3(5) Suppl: 13-18 12. Miller K, Atzenhofer K, Gerber G, Reichel M. Preoperative risk prediction in operatively treated fractures of the hip. Clin Orthopaedics (1993) 293:148-152 13. Miller K., Hölbling N., Hutter J., Junger W., Moritz E., and T.Speil. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients who have had previous abdominal surgery. Surg Endosc (1993) 7:400-403 14. Miller K., Achleitner D., Moritz E. Biliary Leakage Following Removal of T-Tubes after Bile Duct Exploration:A Prospective Randomized Trial. Hepato-Gastroenterol 40 (1993) (Suppl.I) 10-12 15. Miller K., Amerhauser A., Hutter J., Moritz E. Laparoscopic vs. Open plication of perforated duodenal ulcer. Minimally Invasive Therapy 1996;5:359-361 16. Miller K., Lang B., Hell E. Local vs. Systemic antibiotics to decrease wound complications following vertical banded gastroplasty: results of a prospective randomized trial. Obestity Surgery (1995) 5: 293-297. 17. Miller K., Moritz E. Circular Stapling Techniques for Low Anterior Resection of Rectal Carcinoma. Hepato Gastroenterol. 1996; 43:823-831 18. Miller K., Mayer E., Moritz E. The role of laparoscopy in chronic and recurrent abdominal pain. Am J Surg. 1996;172:353-357 19. Miller K., Arrer E., Leitner C.Early detection of anastomotic leaks after low anterior resection of the rectum. Dis Colon Rectum. 1996;39:1081-1085 20. Miller K.Rettenbacher L, Hell E. Adjustments and leak detection of the adjustable silicone gastric band (ASGB) and Lap-Band adjustable gastric band system. Obes Surg 1996;6:406-411 21. Miller K. Effect of gastric prophylactic on nonrheumatoid patients with shorttime nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory therapy - a prospective randomized multicenter study. Hepato Gastroenterol 1997; 44: 872-879 22. Mack D, Jungwirth A, Kunit G, Miller K, Dietze O, Frick J. Long term follow up after open perineal cryotherapy in patients with locally advanced prostate cancer. Eur Urol 1997; 32(2):129-32 23. Junger W, Junger WG,Hutter J, Miller K, Moritz E. Delayed diagnosis of malignant tumors missed at laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc 1997; 11: 1010-1012 24. Povacz P, Unger F, Miller K, Tockner R, Resch H. A Randomized, Prospective Study of Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Injuries to the Fibular Collateral Ligaments of the Ankle. J Bone and Joint Surg 1998; 80-A: 345-351 25. Miller K, Junger W, Moritz E. Predicting risk of hemorrhage in patients with colonic diverticular bleeding. Hepato Gastroenterol (1998) accepted


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