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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.2/10 from 43 Votes
Specialized hospital

Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302488)

Helge Topka

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Helge Topka

Specialized in: neurology

Department of Neurology, Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology

The department of neurology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology at Academic Hospital Bogenhausen, numbering 81 beds, diagnoses and treats patients with acute and chronic diseases of the entire neurological spectrum using modern medical achievements. The department specializes in treatment of all diseases of the brain and brain supplying arteries, diseases of the spinal cord, as well as diseases of peripheral nerves and musculature. Every year more than 3,700 patients receive assistance in inpatient care. The Head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Helge Topka.

The most important diseases treated by the Bogenhausen clinic include neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis and paroxysmal diseases (eg, epilepsy) and also stroke.

Head physician of the department, professor and doctor of medicine Helge Topka organized a specialized center for the treatment of patients with stroke (stroke unit) more than 10 years ago. Currently, about 1200 of these patients are treated annually out of a total of 4,500 patients from all Munich. In 2016, the center received a re-certification according to the standards of the German Society for Stroke Control.

The main directions of department of neurology at the Munich clinic Bogenhausen include:

  • Daytime neurological hospital
  • Daytime cognitive neurology center
  • Stroke unit (Center for treatment of patients with stroke)
  • Parkinson's disease, neurological movement disorders
  • Somnology
  • Immunological diseases
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • neurological examination:
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical blood test (creatine kinase)
    • inflammation markers (CRP, ESR)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • hormone test (TSH, parathormone)
    • vitamin test (B12, D)
    • genetic testing (SMN1, SMN2)
  • electroencephalography (EEG)
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • CT/ MRI of head and neck (if indicated clinically,
    additional cost is 650/1200€)
  • muscle biopsy with histological study
    (if indicated clinically, additional cost is 2500€)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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