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University Hospital Bonn

Bonn, Germany


Department of Neurology


Thomas Klockgether

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Klockgether

Specialized in: neurology

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Bonn provides a comprehensive outpatient and inpatient medical care on the entire field of neurology. Focuses are neurodegenerative diseases, brain tumors, muscle disorders and multiple sclerosis. The head of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Klockgether. The Department of Neurology has a stroke unit, which is used for emergency treatment of stroke patients. 

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Bonn provides treatment to patients with the most frequent primary brain tumors, such as glioblastomas, astrocytomas or oligodendrogliomas as well as patients with rare tumors, such as medulloblastomas, ependymomas, primary lymphomas of the central nervous system or anaplastic meningiomas. Furthermore, the Department under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Klockgether provides diagnosis, counseling and treatment to numerous patients with tumors of other organs and metastases in brain, spinal cord or brain tunic (meningeal carcinomatosis). 

Apart from the tumor-oriented therapy the specialists in the field of neurooncology deal with the attendant problems of brain cancers and their treatment (e.g., cognitive limitations, seizures, fatigue). They also provide all possible care at the cancer stages, which are not treatable. 

The treatment focuses of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Bonn are:

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
    • Chronic brain diseases (circulatory disorders or inflammatory processes), 
    • Alzheimer’s diseases, Parkinson;s disease
  • Brain tumors
    • Brain tumors (glioma, meningioma, lymphoma), tumors of the spinal cord, metastases of other malignant tumors
  • Muscle disorders
    • Muscle weakness or muscle atrophy and degeneration, muscle infection (myositis)
  • Multiple sclerosis
    • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease!

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