Dr Karl Miller

Date of Birth: March 16, 1958
Birthplace: Salzburg (Austria)
1983 M.D., University of Innsbruck, Austria
1984–1985 Internship General Hospital Salzburg,Austria

1985 First Aid Medicine (Notarzt)

1985-1991 General surgery training at the General Hospital Salzburg, Austria

1989 Officer in the Austrian Army

1991 Qualified general surgeon

1995–2000 Senior Surgeon Specialist and Vice Director of the 2nd Surgical

Department, General Hospital Salzburg, Austria

1996 Expert Witness for Court in General Surgery

1996 Associate Professor of Surgery at theUniversity ofInnsbruck,

Austria09 12 1996
1996 Member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery

1996 Member and Austrian Representative in the General Council of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO

1996 – onward; Faculty of the European Surgical Institute: Minimal Invasive Techniques in Visceral Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

2001 onward; Head of the Surgical Department Krankenhaus Hallein

2002 onward; International Advisory Board – Saad Hospital Al Khobar

2003 onward; Associate Editor of “Obesity Surgery”

2005 onward; Advisory Board “World Clinics and Hospitals

2006 Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program of theParacelsusPrivateMedicalUniversitySalzburg

2006 Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

2006 Fellow of theAmericanCollege of Surgeons F.A.C.S.

2010 – 2011 President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)


  • Performed obesity (bariatric) surgery as early as 1994
  • Received specific obesity surgery training at Iowa University with Dr. E. Mason
  • Performed laparoscopic surgery as early as June 1989
  • Developed and standardized the surgical technique for the laparoscopic application of gastric banding (pars flaccida technique)
  • Experienced in laparoscopic gastric surgery and laparoscopic functional surgery of the stomach (Nissen/Toupet fundoplicatio)
  • 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, Mexico,
  • 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
  • Organize 20 international workshops per year since 2003 where over 1000 surgeons worldwide were given “hands-on” training on the laparoscopic application of gastric banding and gastric bypass
  • Organized the World Congress on Obesity Surgery 1999 in Salzburg Austria
  • Organize the International Alpine Obesity Surgery Expert Meeting since 2003
  • Has given over 150 lectures worldwide
  • Published more than 80 medical articles and proceedings in journals around the world including the American Journal of Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Diabetes, Intensive Care Medicine, Surgical Endoscopy, Obesity Surgery, Journal de Coelio-Chirurgie, Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, Hepato-Gastroenterology

He is Immediate Past President of the International Federation for the Surgery of obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) – President of the Austrian Society for Bariatric Surgery, Associate Editor of the Top Journal Obesity Surgery and in the Editorial Board of man high ranked Scientific Journals.


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