University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Moyamoya disease diagnostics (program ID: 263211)

Helmuth Steinmetz

Prof. Dr. med.

Helmuth Steinmetz

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology

Publications keyboard_arrow_down
  1. Steinmetz H, Volkmann J, Jäncke L, Freund HJ (1991) Anatomical left-right asymmetry of language-related temporal cortex is different in left- and right-handers. Ann Neurol 29: 315-319.
  2. Schlaug G, Jäncke L, Huang Y, Steinmetz H (1995) In vivo evidence of structural brain asymmetry in musicians. Science 267: 699-701.
  3. Siebler M, Nachtmann A, Sitzer M, Rose G, Kleinschmidt A, Rademacher J, Steinmetz H (1995) Cerebral microembolism and the risk of ischemia in asymptomatic high-grade internal carotid artery stenosis. Stroke 26: 2184-2186.
  4. Lohmann G, von Cramon DY, Steinmetz H (1999). Sulcal variability of twins. Cereb Cortex 9: 754-63.
  5. Lüders E, Narr KL, Thompson PM, Woods RP, Rex DE, Jäncke L, Steinmetz H, Toga AW (2004) Gender differences in cortical complexity. Nat Neurosci 7: 799-800.
  6. Foerch C, Misselwitz B, Sitzer M, Berger K, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2005) Difference in recognition of right and left hemispheric stroke. Lancet 366: 392-393.
  7. Singer OC, Humpich MC, Laufs H, Lanfermann H, Steinmetz H, Neumann-Haefelin T (2006) Conjugate eye deviation in acute stroke: incidence, hemispheric asymmetry, and lesion pattern. Stroke 37: 2726-2732.
  8. Neumann-Haefelin T, Steinmetz H (2007) Time is brain: is MRI the clock? Curr Opin Neurol 20: 410-416.
  9. Jung CS, Foerch C, Schänzer, Heck A, Plate KH, Seifert V, Steinmetz H, Raabe A, Sitzer M (2007) Serum GFAP is a diagnostic marker for glioblastoma multiforme. Brain 130: 3336-3341.
  10. Wahl M, Lauterbach-Soon B, Hattingen E, Jung P, Singer O, Volz S, Klein JC, Steinmetz H, Ziemann U (2007) Human motor corpus callosum: topography, somatotopy, and link between microstructure and function. J Neurosci 27: 12132-12138.
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Center. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz. The Department has comprehensive capabilities for the treatment of neurologic diseases on both inpatient and outpatient basis. An interdisciplinary range of clinical services completes special treatment methods.

The main focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Frankfurt include:

  • Diagnosis (electrophysiological, ultrasound, CSF diagnosis)
  • Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main
  • Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels
  • Neurooncology
  • Movement disorders
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Therapy for speech and swallowing disorders

The Epilepsy Center Rhein-Main at the University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients a comprehensive aid on all issues concerning epilepsy. Due to a close cooperation among the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, including the Units of Neuropediatrics and Obstetrics, Institute of Neuroradiology and many other diagnostic and therapeutic institutions of the University Hospital, there is provided a highly specialized, high-class and interdisciplinary medical care.

Moreover, the Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz is actively involved into the activity of the Center for the Treatment of Cerebral Vessels. The focuses of the Center are:

  • Stroke
  • Stroke prevention
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Intracranial hemorrhage

Frankfurt am Main is the center for neurological researchers that houses not only clinical and therapeutic neurological institutions at the University Hospital Frankfurt, but also other big institutions. This productive environment promotes and encourages the further development of the Department of Neurology, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Helmuth Steinmetz.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • MRI angiography
  • doppler of neck vessels and of intracranial vessels
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital with rich traditions was founded in 1914 and is a famous one in Germany. Annually about 50,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this hospital. The main objective of 32 specialized departments and clinical and theoretical institutes is to provide the best possible patient care.

Through a close link with science the hospital cooperates with 20 research institutes of the Medical Department – new medical developments are quickly implemented into the patient care. The hospital has 1,286 beds. The numerous institutes are devoted to specific medical and scientific problems. Over 4,000 staff members (physicians, nurses and other specialists) take care of the patients in the hospital around the clock. The area of the hospital is about 433,200 square meters and has almost the same size as the historical center of Frankfurt. 

Foremost, the University Hospital has a special expertise and experience in the field of neuro sciences, oncology and cardiovascular medicine. The hospital is also of supraregional importance in the field of dialysis and cardiosurgery. Among other things the Departments of Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Urology and Internal Medicine provide high-class treatment to the thousands of patients. Annually, 4,532 hospital workers take care of patients’ health round the clock

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.

Further details

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.