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Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302529)


Wilhelm Nacimiento

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Wilhelm Nacimiento

Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation

Specialized in: neurology, early neurological rehabilitation
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 6/1993 Facharztprüfung
  • 1993 bis 2/2000 Oberarzt der Neurologischen Universitätsklinik der RWTH Aachen (Prof. Dr. Noth)
  • 4/1999 bis 2/2000 Ltd. Oberarzt der Neurologischen Universitätsklinik der RWTH Aachen
  • Seit 3/2000 Chefarzt der Klinik für Neurologie am Klinikum Duisburg
  • 2001 Ernennung zum aplProfessor an der RWTH Aachen
  • Seit 2003 zusätzlich Chefarzt der Klinik für Neurologische Frührehabilitation am Klinikum Duisburg

Mitgliedschaften

  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN)
  • Mitglied der Kommission der Ltd. Krankenhausneurologen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN)
  • Delegierter der nicht-universitären neurologischen Chefärzte bei der jährlichen Ordinarienkonferenz
  • Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Palliativmedizin der DGN
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Schlaganfallgesellschaft
  • Stellv. Geschäftsführendes Mitglied der Gutachterkommission für ärztliche Behandlungsfehler der Ärztekammer Nordrhein 
  • Regionalbeauftragter der Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfallhilfe
  • Mitglied des SANA Qualitätsboard und der Peer Review-Gruppe
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nacimiento+W

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The Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation at the Sana Hospital Duisburg deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscular disorders. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento, specialist in the field of neurology, special neurological intensive care medicine. 

The main neurological treatment focuses at the Sana Hospital Duisburg are diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy, as well as herniated discs or spinal cord diseases. Moreover, stroke patients receive specialized medical care within the interregional certified Stroke Unit, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento. 

The Department of Early Neurological Rehabilitation at the Sana Hospital Duisburg treats severely injured patients after such acute injuries as traumatic brain injury, stroke, inflammatory and expansive processes of the central nervous system and disorder of oxygen supply due to the cardiovascular failure. The goal of all employees of the Sana Hospital Duisburg is to maintain the greatest possible independence of the patient, as well as to return him/her to a normal social environment. 

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wilhelm Nacimiento are:

  •  Stroke 
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Spinal cord diseases 
  • Central motor disorders and neurodegenerative diseases 
  • Inflammatory and immunological diseases 
  • Epilepsies 
  • Oncological diseases 
  • Traumatic injuries 
  • Metabolic, hormonal and toxic diseases 
  • Spinal diseases 
  • Palliative care 
  • Early neurological rehabilitation 

The Hospitals Sana Duisburg offers the following highly specialized examination methods:

  • Clinical examination 
  • Extra- and transcranial Doppler and duplex scanning 
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) 
  • Evoked potentials (EVOP) 
  • Electromyography (EMG) 
  • Electroneurogram 
  • CSF analysis 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • CT scan 
  • Electronystagmography

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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