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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302524)


Manfred Kaps

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Manfred Kaps

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology
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The goal of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Manfred Kaps is to provide top-class treatment to both outpatients and inpatients with neurological conditions. The priority focus of the Department is placed on neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, movement disorders and Parkinson's disease.

The main focus of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen is placed on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. In addition to the Stroke Unit, preventive outpatient clinic and neuromuscular ultrasound, the Department also provides all kinds of therapies and diagnosis. Apart from acute thrombolysis in stenosis and blockages of the main arteries, there are also performed vascular interventions. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Giessen includes both diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
  • Neuroimmunological diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Malignant diseases of the brain
  • Extrapyramidal diseases and movement disorders
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diseases of the nerves, nerve roots and nerve plexus
  • Polyneuropathy and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system
  • Diseases of the neuromuscular synapses and muscles
  • Neurological emergency and intensive care medicine
  • Stroke Unit

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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