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University Hospital of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany


Spinal muscular atrophy diagnosis (program ID: 302552)


Jens Volkmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jens Volkmann

Department of Neurology

Specialized in: neurology
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The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Würzburg offers emergency and acute care (e.g. stroke treatment) at the most advanced university level. It is also the center of expertise with regard to all issues of neurology in Lower Franconia. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Jens Volkmann.

Furthermore, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Würzburg offers modern diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases, neuroimmunology (e.g. multiple sclerosis) and movement disorders, its achievements in these fields are recognized nationally and internationally. 

The patient care is tightly connected with theoretic researches and is provided in cooperation with other departments and institutes of the University Hospital of Würzburg. 

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

The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Würzburg has a special focus in the treatment and diagnosis of the following diseases:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
  • Neuroimmunological disorders
  • Extrapyramidal and movement disorders
  • Degenerative diseases of the nervous system
  • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system
  • Polyneuropathy and other diseases of the peripheral nervous system

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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