Charlotte Rabl PD Dr. Charlotte Rabl, FACS


Leitende Oberärztin
Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU)
Salzburger Landeskliniken, St. Johanns-Spital

Müllner - Hauptstrasse 48
5020 Salzburg,  Österreich


1983 – 1991 Musisches Gymnasium Salzburg, Österreich
1991 – 1998 Medizinische Universität Wien, Österreich
06/1998 Promotion zum Doktor der gesamten Heilkunde, Universität Wien, Österreich
03/2012 Habilitation, Habilitationsschrift: Bariatrische Chirurgie – Technische Aspekte, Risiko und Benefit Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität (PMU) Salzburg

Chirurgische Ausbildung

09/1998 – 10/2001 Turnusärztin in Ausbildung für Allgemeinmedizin
11/2001 – 09/2008 Assistenzärztin in Ausbildung für Allgemeinchirurgie
Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie, PMU
Salzburger Landeskliniken, St. Johanns-Spital
12/2005 Facharztprüfung für Allgemeinchirurgie
10/2008 Fachärztin für Allgemeinchirurgie
07/2014 Fachärztin für Viszeralchirurgie
03/2012 Oberärztin
Seit 01/2016 Leitende Oberärztin

Zusätzliche Qualifikation

2011 Basislehrgang Medizindidaktik
2011/2012 Ausbildung Risikomanager gemäß ONR 49003
2012/2013 Managementkurs für Medizinische Führungskräfte
2012-2019 Fachreferentin im Review Board des PMU-Forschungsförderungsfonds
seit 01/2019 Mietglied der Salzburger Ethikkommission


Chirurgie des oberen Verdauungstraktes
Bariatrische und Metabolische Chirurgie


07/2007 – 06/2008 Research and Clinical Fellowship
Department of Surgery
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
09/2010 – 11/2010 Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
06/2011          2. Platz des 2010 JOGS Best Article Award    
07/2011 Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Silber, PMU, Salzburg
06/2012 Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Bronze, PMU, Salzburg
06/2014 Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Bronze, PMU, Salzburg
06/2015 Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Bronze, PMU, Salzburg
06/2017 Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Bronze, PMU, Salzburg

Mitgliedschaft nationaler/internationaler Gesellschaften

  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology (ACO/ASSO)
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medikamentöse Tumortherapie
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Adipositaschirurgie
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)


  1. Browning MG, Rabl C, Campos GM.
    Blunting of adaptive thermogenesis as a potential additional mechanism to promote weight loss after gastric bypass.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Apr;13(4):669-673.
  2. Schweigert M, Sousa HS, Solymosi N, Yankulov A, Fernández MJ, Beattie R, Dubecz A, Rabl C, Law S, Tong D, Petrov D, Schäbitz A, Stadlhuber RJ, Gumpp J, Ofner D, McGuigan J, Costa-Maia J, Witzigmann H, Stein HJ.
    Spotlight on esophageal perforation: A multinational study using the Pittsburgh esophageal perforation severity scoring system.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr;151(4):1002-9
  3. Rabl C, Rao M, Schwarz JM, Mulligan K, Campos GM
    Thermogenic changes after gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding or diet alone.
    Surgery. 2014 Oct;156(4):806-12
  4. Campos GM, Rabl C, Havel PJ, Rao M, Schwarz JM, Schambelan M, Mulligan K
    Changes in Post-prandial Glucose and Pancreatic Hormones, and Steady-State Insulin and Free Fatty Acids after Gastric Bypass Surgery
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Jan-Feb;10(1):1-8.
  5. Koch OO, Spaun G, Antoniou SA, Rabl C, Köhler G, Emmanuel K, Ofner D, Pointner R
    Endoscopic grading of the gastroesophageal flap valve is correlated with reflux activity and can predict the size of the esophageal hiatus in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
    Surg Endosc. 2013 Dec;27(12):4590-5
  6. Rabl C, Campos GM
    The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
    Semin Liver Dis 2012;32:1-12
  7. Rabl C, Hutter J, Reich-Weinberger S, Emmanuel K, Oefner-Velano D
    Loop Retraction of the Gallbladder in Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Eur Surg (2011) 43/4:229-232
  8. Rabl C, Smith J, Campos GM
    Alimentary limb mesenteric thrombosis after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr;8(2):e17-9.
  9. Rabl C, Peeva S, Prado K, James AW, Rogers SJ, Posselt A, Campos GM
    Early and late abdominal bleeding after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: sources and tailored therapeutic strategies.
    Obes Surg. 2011 Apr;21(4):413-20
  10. Campos GM, Rabl C, Roll GR, Peeva S, Prado K, Smith J, Vittinghoff E
    Better weight loss, resolution of diabetes, and quality of life for laparoscopic gastric bypass vs banding: results of a 2-cohort pair-matched study.
    Arch Surg. 2011 Feb;146(2):149-55
  11. Franz B*, Rabl C*, Neureiter D, Öfner D, Emmanuel K
    *Authors contributed equally to this work
    Emergency surgery for enteric and colonic intussusception in adults
    Eur Surg (2010) 42/4: 180–183
  12. Augschoell C, Rabl C, Waclawiczek H, Neureiter D, Emmanuel K
    Laparoscopy as a Diagnostic Tool in Patients with Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding – Report of a case
    Eur Surg (2010) 42/3: 152–154
  13. Häusler I, Augschöll C, Rabl C, Öfner-Velano D, Emmanuel K
    Life-threatening gastric dilatation with anorexia nervosa
    Eur Surg (2011) 43/5: 318–320
  14. Campos GM, Jablons D, Brown LM, Ramirez RM, Rabl C, Theodore P.
    A safe and reproducible anastomotic technique for minimally invasive Ivor Lewis oesophagectomy: the circular-stapled anastomosis with the trans-oral anvil.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jun;37(6):1421-6.
  15. Campos GM, Rabl C, Peeva S, Ciovica R, Rao M, Schwarz JM, Havel P, Schambelan M, Mulligan K
    Improvement in Peripheral Glucose Uptake after Gastric Bypass Surgery is observed Only after Substantial Weight Loss Has Occurred and Correlates with the Magnitude of Weight Lost
    J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jan;14(1):15-23
  16. Roll GR, Rabl C, Ciovica R, Peeva S, Campos GM
    A controversy that has been tough to swallow: Is the treatment of achalasia now digested?
    J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Feb;14 Suppl 1:S33-45.
  17. James AW, Rabl C, Westphalen A, Fogarty PF, Posselt A, Campos GM
    Portomesenteric Venous Thrombosis after Laparoscopic Surgery: A Systematic Literature Review
    Arch Surg. 2009 Jun;144(6):520-6.
  18. Campos GM, Vittinghoff E, Rabl C, Takata M, Gadenstätter M, Lin F, Ciovica R
    Endoscopic and Surgical Treatments for Achalasia- A Systematic review and Meta-Analysis
    Ann Surg. 2009 Jan;249(1):45-57. Review.
  19. Campos GM, Rabl C, Mulligan K, Posselt A, Rogers SJ, Westphalen A, Lin F, Vittinghoff E
    Factors Associated to Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass.
    Arch Surg. 2008 Sep;143(9):877-883; discussion 884.
  20. Rabl C, Palazzo F, Aoki H, Campos GM
    Initial Laparoscopic Access Using an Optical Trocar Without Pneumoperitoneum is Safe and Effective in the Morbidly Obese
    Surg Innov. 2008 Jun;15(2):126-31.
  21. Campos GM, Bambha K, Vittinghoff E, Rabl C, Ciovica R, Tiwari U, Ferrel L, Pabst M, Bass NM, Merriman RB
    A clinical scoring system for predicting nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in morbidly obese patients
    Hepatology. 2008 Jun;47(6):1916-23.
  22. Ciovica R, Takata M, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Posselt AM, Rabl C, Stein HJ, Campos GM
    The impact of roux limb length on weight loss after gastric bypass
    Obes Surg. 2008 Jan; 18(1):5-10.
  23. Takata M, Campos GM, Ciovica R, Rabl C, Rogers S, Cello J, Asher N, Posselt A
    Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery improves candidacy in morbidly obese patients awaiting Transplanatation
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008 Mar-Apr;4(2):159-64; discussion 164-5. Epub 2008 Mar 4.


  1. Rabl C, Campos GM 

    Minimally Invasive Treatment
of Esophageal Achalasia
    In: Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery, Second Edition. Springer 2016
  2. Elian A, Rabl C, Khoraki J, Campos GM 

    Bariatric Surgery
    In: Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery, Second Edition. Springer 2016
  3. Mazeh H, Rabl C, Campos GM
    Chapter 23: Technical Aspects of Laparoscopic Surgery
    In: ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice, 2011
    © Decker Publishing Inc., 2011
  4. Rabl C, Campos GM
    Chapter 4: Initial Access to the Peritoneal Cavity for Laparoscopic Surgery in Obese Patients
    In:  Abdominal Entry In Laparoscopy: Traditional Methods, New Insights And Novel Approaches
    © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  5. Campos GM, Gaumnitz EA, Rabl C
    Chapter: Evaluation of the Patient with Esophageal Disease.
    In: Aparelho Digestivo – Clinica e Cirurgia [Digestive System Clinics and Surgery]
    Julio Coelho (Editor); Fourth Edition. Editora Atheneu, Brazil. 2011
  6. Rabl C, Campos GM
    Chapter: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Diaphragmatic Hernias.
    In: Aparelho Digestivo – Clinica e Cirurgia [Digestive System Clinics and Surgery]
    Julio Coelho (Editor); Fourth Edition. Editora Atheneu, Brazil. 2011.
  7. Jonker M, Rabl C, Campos GM
    Chapter: Nutritional Therapy during the Curative Treatment of Esophageal and Gastric Cancer.
    In: Nutrition and Metabolism in Surgery – Antonio C. Campos (Editor); First Edition.
    Publisher Rubio Editora, Brazil. In press, 2011.