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University Hospital Muenster

Muenster, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 302508)


Heinz Wiendl

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Heinz Wiendl

Department of General Neurology

Specialized in: general neurology
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The Department of General Neurology at the University Hospital Muenster deals with the treatment of the whole range of neurological diseases. The patients can receive a comprehensive and individual diagnosis as well as medical services in diagnostic offices, day hospital, sections, stroke unit and intensive care unit of the University Hospital Muenster. The medical care meets all standards. The Department is distinguished due to a unique qualification of doctors, highly competent medical staff and state-of-the-art technical equipment. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Wiendl. 

The Department of General Neurology is an independent section within the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Muenster. To provide diagnosis and treatment of all neurological diseases, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Wiendl maintains a close interdisciplinary cooperation with doctors and scientists from other departments within the University Hospital Muenster, for example, with the Department of Neurosurgery and Radiology. Therefore, physicians can make quick decisions on the issues that are beyond the specialization. Thus, they ensure the top-class treatment of complex neurological diseases. 

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Wiendl provides outpatient counseling on various neurological issues, such as neuroimmunological outpatient medical care for multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases of the CNS. 

The main clinical focuses of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Muenster are:

  • Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system
  • Neurovascular diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Memory disorders
  • Neuro-oncological diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases: immune therapy, nerve and muscle ultrasound
  • Swallowing disorders
  • HIV and neuro-AIDS 
  • Rare neurological diseases

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

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
  • symptomatic treatment 
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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