University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

Munich, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) (program ID: 127509)

Bernhard Hemmer

Prof. Dr. med.

Bernhard Hemmer

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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Wissenschaftliche Laufbahn und Forschungsgebiete
Prof. Hemmer (*1963) ist seit 2007 Direktor der Klinik für Neurologie am TUM-Klinikum rechts der Isar. Er ist Spezialist auf dem Gebiet der Neuroimmunologie. Der Schwerpunkt seiner Arbeit liegt auf der Erforschung von B-Zellen und T-Zellen bei entzündlichen Erkrankungen des Zentralen Nervensystems, insbesondere der Multiplen Sklerose (MS). Darüber hinaus untersucht er genetische Faktoren, die für die Entstehung und die Therapie der MS relevant sind.
Nach dem Studium der Humanmedizin promovierte Prof. Hemmer 1991 an der Universität Freiburg. Ein DFG-Stipenium führte ihn 1995 an die National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,  USA. Seine Facharztausbildung erhielt er an den Universitätskliniken in Freiburg und Marburg. Als Oberarzt war er in Marburg und als stellvertretender Klinikdirektor in Düsseldorf tätig. Seit 2007 ist Prof. Hemmer Ordinarius für Neurologie an der TUM. Er ist stellvertretender Sprecher des Krankheitsorientierten Kompetenznetzes für Multiple Sklerose und sitzt im Vorstand des Ärztlichen Beirats der Deutschen Multiplen Sklerose Gesellschaft.

Wichtigste Auszeichungen

  • Heisenbergstipendium (2001)
  • Heinrich Pette-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie (2000)
  • Langheinrich Preis (1998)


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The range of health services offered by the Department of Neurology at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar covers the entire spectrum of neurological diseases. In a friendly atmosphere, the modern Department of Neurology combines superior medical expertise with the highest standard of technical equipment. The chief physician of the Department of Neurology at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hemmer.

The Department of Neurology, together with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology, is located within the newly built “Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum”. Close collaboration between the departments enables immediate decisions ultimately providing the best possible management of complex neurological diseases. Besides the traditional emphasis on movement disorders, pain, neurovascular and neuromuscular diseases, additional fields of interest in oncological, infectious and autoimmune disorders of the nervous system have been also developed.

All modern methods for neurological diagnosis are available at the Department of Neurology under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hemmer. These include, in particular, specific laboratory tests as well as electrophysiological and sonographic evaluation.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological and psychological status examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • hiv antibodies
    • wasserman reaction
    • tumor marker
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • cerebrospinal fluid examination
  • CT/ MRI
  • myelography
  • muscle biopsy
  • molecular genetic analysis
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

With a workforce of around 5,000 employees, the university hospital Clinic right of the Isar is a renowned center for patient care, medical research and teaching of medicine. Every year, around 60,000 patients benefit from in-patient care and 245,000 patients – from outpatient care of the highest medical standard.

Through a close cooperation between patient care and research facilities, patients benefit from new scientific findings as quickly as possible.

The University Hospital rechts der Isar is composed of 33 separate clinics and departments and has 1,100 beds. This enables patients, according to their diagnosis, to receive treatment from doctors of various medical fields.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.