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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302432)


Peter Berlit

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Berlit

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology
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The focal areas of the Department of Neurology with the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Berlit, are the treatment and therapy of acute strokes, the care of patients with neuroimmunology diseases (especially with multiple sclerosis), the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral-neurological diseases (especially inflammatory polyneuropathies such as GBS and CIDP) as well as of the neuro-autonomic function diagnostics.

Another area of focus is the diagnosis of obscure causes of strokes in younger patients. The department possesses special experience in the diagnosis of cerebral vasculitides and non-inflammatory cerebral vasopathies (moyamoya disease, Sneddon’s syndrome) and their differential diagnoses (reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome). The department also has vast experience in the treatment for epilepsy and Parkinson’s syndrome.

The Department of Neurology with the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Berlit, offers the following range of services for treating:

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Diagnosis and therapy of strokes (Certified Stroke Unit)
  • Brain and the spinal marrow diseases, in particular inflammations in the area of the brain, cerebral membranes and cerebral vessels as well as brain tumors
  • Recognised MS Center of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, DMSG
  • Parkinson’s syndrome: medication and invasive treatments
  • Epilepsy – seizure disorders
  • Drop attacks and unconscious states with obscure causes – syncope diagnosis with the tilt table
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of peripheral nerves (polyneuropathies)
  • Treatment of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other motor disorders
  • Neuro-urology
  • Physical therapy
  • Outpatient neurological rehabilitation
  • Management of the interdisciplinary Neuro Centre

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Neurology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease! 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination:
    • somatosensory evoked potentials
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • BSG
    • creatine kinase (CK)
    • immunoelectrophoresis
    • vitamin B12, vitamin D
    • thyroid parameters
    • parathormone
    • genetic testing for bi-allelic deletion
      of exon 7 of the SMN1 gene
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • brain and neck CT/ MRI
  • muscle biopsy if indicated
  • X-ray of the chest
  • CSF puncture with nervous water examination
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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