University Hospital Bonn
Department of Adult and Pediatric Epileptology (286125)
Christian E. Elger
Specialized in: adult and pediatric epileptology
The Department of Epileptology at the University Hospital Bonn ranks among few medical institutions of Germany with a top-class medical care. It offers the whole range of all currently recognized diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Annually there are treated about 3,000 patients both from Germany and other countries. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Christian E. Elger.
The Foerster Section named after Otfrid Foerster (1873-1941), a neurologist from Breslau and a pioneer in epileptological surgery, has 26 beds for the treatment of adults on the inpatient basis. The Department of Neurosurgery includes 4 additional beds for the treatment of children with epilepsy (Pediatric Unit).
One of the main focuses of the Department of Epileptology at the University Hospital Bonn is preoperative diagnosis of epilepsy. Annually about 80-100 patients undertake these complex examinations. Apart from standard hospital wards (with two beds), there are 8 single wards for the so-called video-EEG-monitoring as well as two wards in the Pediatric Unit.
The Departments of Neurosurgery and Epileptology make up the Epilepsy Center of Bonn, which has been offering the largest surgical epilepsy treatment program for already many years (about 150 operations a year). It also has an internationally recognized advanced experience in its field.
Moreover, the Department of Epileptology at the University Hospital Bonn under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian E. Elger offers a wide range of services in ergotherapy that is mostly oriented at patients with severe forms of epilepsy, which are also related to movement and/or psychological disorders.
The treatment is individual or in groups. Along with cognitive and movement training the focuses of ergotherapy include individual behavior strategies to overcome daily difficulties. The program also includes vigorous activities and mental relaxation. There are used special exercises, games, creative techniques, talks and other therapeutic measures.
The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian E. Elger offers patients a friendly environment, where all aspects of the disease are actively researched and considered to achieve its optimal treatment. Therefore, there is maintained a complex cooperation of a few working groups at the University Hospital Bonn as well as collaboration with other Departments, such as Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology.
- Bonn, Germany