Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis (program ID: 131381)

Wilhelm Nacimiento

Prof. Dr. med.

Wilhelm Nacimiento

Department of Neurology, Stroke Unit and Neurological Early Rehabilitation

Specialized in: neurology, internal medicine

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The department of Neurology deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system and muscle diseases. These include diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy, as well as herniated discs or spinal cord diseases. Stroke patients are treated mainly on the nationally certified stroke unit.

The Department of Neurological Early Rehabilitation is able to take care of patients severely suffering from acute diseases such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, inflammation of the central nervous system and lack of oxygen due to cardiovascular-failure.

Counseling and prevention are also major tasks. And the contact with the self-help groups is also very important for the department.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
    • reflexes
    • muscle strength
    • muscle tone
    • senses of touch and sight
    • coordination
    • balance
  • EKG, lung function tests
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • enzyme tests
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • muscle biopsy
  • electromyography (EMG)
  • pulmonary function tests
  • brain CT/ MRI
  • cerebrovascular doppler ultrasound
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Sana Hospital in Duisburg is a medical complex with a maximum range of services. It includes 18 offices, four institutes and a private training center for doctors. Each year, more than 83 000 patients get treatment there, 23,000 of them are getting treatment in inpatient mode. Duisburg hospital is an academic hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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.

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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.