Priv.-Doz. Dr. Charlotte Rabl

Salzburger Landeskliniken, St. Johanns-Spital
Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität
(Leiter: Univ. Prof. Dr. D. Öfner, MAS, Msc, FACS)

Müllner - Hauptstrasse 48
5020 Salzburg, Österreich

Tel: +43-662-4482-57368

Geboren am 28.Oktober 1972 in 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

Chirurgische Ausbildung

10/2008 Fachärztin für Allgemeinchirurgie
11/2001-09/2008 Assistenzärztin in Ausbildung für Allgemeinchirurgie
Universitätsklinik für Chirurgie,
Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität
Salzburger Landeskliniken, St. Johanns-Spital
09/1998 – 10/2001 Turnusärztin in Ausbildung für Allgemeinmedizin
03/2012 Oberärztin

Weitere Qualifikationen

10/2000 Notarzt-Kurs
06/2001 Sonographie-Abdomen
08/2003 Bronchoskopie-Kurs
2011/2012 Ausbildung Risikomanager gemäß ONR 49003


7/2007 – 6/2008 Research and Clinical Fellowship
Department of Surgery / Bariatric Program
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


7/2011 Verleihung des Paracelsus Wissenschaftspreises in Silber 2011
(Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität, PMU, Salzburg)
6/2011 2. Platz des 2010 JOGS Best Article Award für
‘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)

Mitgliedschaft nationaler/internationaler Gesellschaften

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology (ACO/ASSO)
  • European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)


  1. Rabl C, Campos GM
    The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
    Semin Liver Dis 2012;32:1-12
  2. Rabl C, Hutter J, Reich-Weinberger S, Emmanuel K, Öfner D
    Loop Retraction of the Gallbladder in Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Eur Surg (2011) 43/4:229-232
  3. Rabl C, Smith J, Campos GM
    Alimentary limb mesenteric thrombosis after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Augschöll 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
  8. Häusler I, Augschöll C, Rabl C, Öfner D, Emmanuel K
    Life-threatening gastric dilatation with anorexia nervosa
    Eur Surg (2011), DOI 10.1007/s10353-011-0616-8
  9. 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. Epub 2010 Feb 12.
  10. 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. Epub 2009 Oct 17.
  11. 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. Epub 2009 Sep 17.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. Epub 2008 May 13.
  16. 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
    Hepatology. 2008 Jun;47(6):1916-23.
  17. 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.
  18. 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. Mazeh H, Rabl C, Campos GM
    Chapter 23: Technical Aspects of Laparoscopic Surgery
    In: ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice, 2011
    © Decker Publishing Inc., 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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. In press. 2011
  4. 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.
  5. 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.