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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Neurology (356107)

Peter Paul Urban

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Paul Urban

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology at the Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. It provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services of the highest quality. The medical team of the department has many years of experience in the treatment of patients with neurological diseases, using which provides excellent treatment results. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Paul Urban, who has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top doctors in Germany according to the FOCUS magazine. 

One of the most common neurological clinical pictures is a stroke. The department has a state-of-the-art Stroke Unit, which the German Stroke Society and the German Society for Stroke Patients Support certified as the supraregional Stroke Unit. The Stroke Unit has 10 beds for the treatment of patients with acute stroke. Each bed is equipped with a monitor that constantly registers important body functions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, ECG, breathing, oxygen level in the blood and body temperature. All monitors are connected to a central monitoring system, through which all necessary parameters can be controlled.

The department offers both diagnostics and treatment of all forms of dementia. In this pathology, early diagnostics and therapy are of great importance, which have a positive effect on the course of the disease, contribute to the mental capabilities of the affected person and thereby maintain the quality of life as much as possible. In addition to neurological and psychological treatment, here are offered additional therapeutic measures, including group trainings, physiotherapy and logopedic classes.

Of particular interest is the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Initially, the patient undergoes comprehensive diagnostics, for which the department offers the latest ultrasound methods, magnetic resonance imaging, neurophysiological diagnostic procedures and other special examinations in accordance with the corresponding symptoms. It is known that now Parkinson's disease cannot be completely cured, but there are many ways to preserve the quality of human life and slow down the progression of the disease. The department uses all the possibilities of drug therapy, including treatment with Duodopa or apomorphine. Drug therapy is supplemented by physiotherapy, speech therapy, ergotherapy, music therapy and specialized care. For example, within the framework of physiotherapeutic treatment, LSVT Big Concept is used, which is effective for typical Parkinson’s manifestations, such as short step length and limited range of movement. It is worth noting that the department takes part in scientific research, so it guarantees the most modern diagnostics and treatment. Also, the department is a member of the MedNet Parkinson.

In addition, the department’s scope of tasks includes the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.Unfortunately, this disease is incurable, but there are many ways to maintain a decent standard of living for the patient. Since the pathology has many special aspects, each patient always receives an individual treatment strategy, which considers specific symptoms. There are offered various forms of drug therapy. In acute relapse, treatment is carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the German Society for Multiple Sclerosis (DMSG). For example, a high dose of cortisone helps to relieve symptoms and reduce inflammation, but in severe acute relapses cortisone may be ineffective, and then the patient is assigned the so-called plasmapheresis or immunoadsorption. 

The range of services of the department includes both diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Stroke
  • All forms of dementia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diseases of the intervertebral discs
  • Neuromuscular diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myopathy, neuropathy, polyneuropathy, etc.)
  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Epilepsy
  • And many other diseases

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