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Best hospitals and doctors for parkinsons disease treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

The Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin is a modern medical facility that offers first-class medical care in the field of emergency care, traumatology, urology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, nuclear medicine and other focuses. The hospital has 15 specialized departments, medical teams of which guarantee th
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Beta Klinik Bonn

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology and Epileptology

Beta Klinik is a modern hospital which consists of 30 specialized departments. The hospital is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment of the university level. The operating rooms, an intensive care unit and the rehabilitation center correspond to the highest standards. It also concerns highly qualified physicians of the ho
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurology

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

The Department of Neurology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Neurology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
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About the disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive brain disease, first described in the beginning of nineteenth century by the English doctor-physician John Parkinson. It is also known as a tremor disease. Patients with Parkinson’s disease often suffer from uncontrolled limb tremor, muscles stiffness, impaired joint coordination and problem with speech. These signs usually develop after age of 55, although there are cases of Parkinson’s disease under the age of 55 years.

Tremor develops as a result of damage or destruction of neurons located in the black substance of a brain and accumulation of alpha-synuclein inside them. In healthy brain these nerve cells produce neurotransmitter dopamine. The function of dopamine is to ensure the normal work of mesocortical (responsible for motivation and emotional reactions), mesolimbic (responsible for feelings of pleasure, reward and desire) and nigrostriatal pathway (responsible for motor activity). In Parkinson’s disease the reduced production of dopamine interferes with the normal transmission of nerve impulses.

Several medications taken for a long time at high doses can cause Parkinson’s disease. These includes drugs for treatment of certain mental disorders, as well as anti-nausea medications, such as metoclopramide. The antiepileptic valproic acid may also cause some of the most well-known symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson’s disease may also be caused by an infectious or traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms

  • Tremor of hands
  • Light finger shaking
  • Minor speech disorders
  • Devastating mood
  • Loss of vital strength
  • Insomnia

Parkinson’s disease is progressive, its symptoms aggravate and worsen over time. It eventually leads to disability and total loss of motion capacity.

Tremor often starts with a slight trembling of the fingers or of even individual fingertips. In some cases tremor is accompanied by uneven movement of middle finger and thumb which looks like a person is rolling invisible pills. These symptoms may appear with other disorders of nervous system, such as discoordination. Shaking is particularly evident during the "pill rolling syndrome" which occurs mostly when the patient is stressed and devastated about something. Although tremor of limbs and joints causes considerable further inconvenience, it does not end in a total loss of vital capacity. Many patients with tremor disease suffer only from a little shaking.

Diagnosis

  • There are no specific diagnostic tests for Parkinson’s disease. That is why doctor starts examination from medical history checking and excluding concomitant pathology of the brain. Then doctor proceeds to neurological examination, including cognitive tests.
  • Transcranial sonography is the ultrasound technique that allows to assess the state of dopamine-producing cells.
  • MRI allows to exclude not connected with Parkinson’s disease brain injuries that can also cause tremor.
  • PET-scan is the most informative examination, as it reflects the functional activity of the brain cells. PET-scan can reveal the earliest stages of the disease.

Treatment

The treatment program should be individualized for each patient. The rationally selected regimen will allow to achieve good results for a long time. 

  • Lifestyle modification. Aerobic exercises and balance training will improve ability to walk and somewhat reduce tremor.
  • Drugs intake. The most effective in patients with Parkinson’s disease medication is carbidopa-levodopa. It replaces deficiency of dopamine and restores normal work of nervous pathways. Dopamine agonists are also used. This type of drugs has different from the dopamine structure, but similar effects. Anticholinergics will help to cope with tremor, this is a symptomatic treatment.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) with implanted neurostimulator is the modern treatment technique, which uses neurostimulator to send electrical impulses to specific areas in the brain responsible for movement. This procedure can improve tremor and other manifestations of dyskinesia.
  • Pallidotomy is a surgery during which a surgeon removes the overactive part of the brain, which lessens the tremor and eliminates rigidity.



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