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District Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

Gummersbach, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302590)


Franz Blaes

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Franz Blaes

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology
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The Department of Neurology at the Klinikum Oberberg provides diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Franz Blaes.  

Since 01.07.2010 the Department of Neurology at the Klinikum Oberberg has been headed by Prof. Dr. med. Franz Blaes. He leads 5 senior doctors, 12 assistants and a motivated team of medical staff and therapists. The Department of Neurology has 3 standard wards, a certified Stroke Unit with 10 beds and 4 beds in the multidisciplinary intensive care unit. 

The Department of Neurology at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment of the following diseases: 

  • Strokes
  • Tumors of brain, spinal cord 
  • Acute inflammations of the nervous system and meninx (e.g. meningitis)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsies
  • Polyneuropathies and other diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • Parkinson’s disease and other extrapyramidal movement disorders (such as blepharospasm, torsion dystonia 
  • Acute and chronic headaches
  • Other chronic pains (such as backache, neuralgia)
  • Weakness and atrophy of muscles
  • Mental disorders related to the alternations of the brain 

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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