Departments of neurology and epileptology
The departments of neurology and epileptology at Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main treats patients with central and peripheral nervous system diseases, including nerves and muscle diseases. The department has 91 inpatient beds and is one of the largest neurological centres in Germany. The department also has a certified Stroke Unit with seven beds equipped with monitoring systems to monitor vital signs. In life-threatening conditions, patients are taken care of by a professional resuscitation team in the intensive care unit. For accurate, timely diagnosis, the medical team uses a Doppler sonographic laboratory and cerebrospinal fluid laboratories for neurological studies. When planning a treatment regimen, the department's neurologists always consider the patient's age, his clinical picture and the presence of concomitant diseases.
The medical team pays special attention to patients with hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and brain tumours. Doctors specialize in the conservative treatment of the nervous system, using only highly effective medicines from trusted manufacturers. The department is certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Center, so neurologists successfully use modern treatment options to control pathology and prevent disability. Treating epilepsy is also one of the priorities of the medical team. Doctors use antiepileptic and anticonvulsant drugs to reduce the number of epileptic seizures. In addition to drug therapy, doctors prescribe supportive methods such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and psychotherapy.