University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of restless legs syndrome (program ID: 150131)

Marianne Dieterich

Prof. Dr. med.

Marianne Dieterich

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

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  • 1995-2001 Professor of neurology (C3), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
  • 1993-1994 Research Fellow, Primate Laboratory of the Vestibular Laboratory, Dept. of Neurology, Kantonsspital Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1993-1995 Heisenberg Professorship (DFG)
  • 1984-1992 Dept. of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • 1982-1984 Dept. of Neurology, Alfried Krupp Hospital Essen, Germany
  • 1981-1982 Dept. of Neurosurgery, Alfried Krupp Hospital Essen, Germany
  • 1975-1981 Studies of medicine at the Universities of Bochum and Essen, Germany

Academic positions & appointments

  • 1993-1995 Assistant professor of neurology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 1995-2001 Professor (C3) of neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
  • 2001-2008 Professor of neurology (C4) and head of the Department of Neurology, Johannes Gutenberg -University Mainz, Germany
  • Since 2008 Professor of neurology (C4) and head of the Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Research coordination

  • 1995-2001 Head of the clinical research group “vestibular system” (DFG), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
  • 2001-2007 Coordinator of the Program “Clinical Neuroscience” at the Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz, Germany

Membership in Editorial Boards

  • Since 2002 Member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Neurology
  • Since 2006 Member of the Editorial Board of Deutsches Ärzteblatt
  • 2006-2011 Member of the Editorial Board of J. Neurol.

Awards & honors

  • 1996 Research Award of the European Neurological Society (ENS)
  • 1997 Hedon Award for outstanding achievements in neurobiology of the vestibular system
  • 1999 Vertigo-Award of the German Society of Neurology (DGN) for long-standing scientific work on the topic “vertigo and the vestibular system“
  • 2000 Elfriede-Aulhorn Award for Neuro-Ophthalmology of the German Ophthalmological Society for outstanding achievements in clinical neuro-ophthalmology
  • 2004 Hallpike-Nylén Award of the International Bárány Society for outstanding contributions to Clinical Neuro-Otology
  • 2011 Award of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN) for outstanding teaching
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The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich cooperates closely with Friedrich-Baur Institute for Nerve and Muscle Diseases. The director of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich.

The outpatient and inpatient care of patients encompasses the full spectrum of neurological diseases. The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, vertigo, neuroinfections, pain and head pain, neurodegenerative diseases and muscle-nerve-diseases. For these treatment options the department has such inpatient special units as the Interdisciplinary stroke center, neurological intensive care station, epilepsy monitoring unit and units for deep brain stimulation as well as vertigo and balance disorders.

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Marianne Dieterich, offers the following range of services:

  • Diagnosis and therapy of cerebrovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of other neurovascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of neuroimmunological diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of seizure disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of malignant brain diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of benign brain tumors
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the meninges
  • Care of patients with neurostimulators for brain stimulation
  • Diagnosis and therapy of system atrophies, which affect the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of extrapyramidal diseases and movement disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and plexus
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the neuromuscular junction and muscle
  • Diagnosis and therapy of cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes
  • Neurological emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Diagnosis and therapy of geriatric diseases
  • Sleep medicine
  • Pain therapy
  • Stroke unit

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • ferritin
    • Vit. B12
  • neurological examination
  • CT/MRI scan
  • Testing with L-Dopa
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

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.