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Department of neurology and stroke unit

PD. Dr. med. Axel Lipp
neurology, stroke, internal medicine

About the department

The department of neurology and stroke unit at Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin diagnoses and treats acute and chronic diseases of the nervous and muscular system. The team specializes in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and stroke patients. Many years of experience and modern equipment enable comprehensive care for all patients according to the latest standards. The certified stroke unit provides treatment at the highest level. Stroke patients are treated by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists from day one to ensure optimal recovery. The physiotherapy centre is equipped with a large exercise pool for aqua fitness and water aerobics and is adapted to the needs of disabled patients. In addition to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and creative therapy are used.

The team of doctors in the department is particularly specialized in treating Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders and dizziness and balance disorders. Conservative care, rehabilitation, and intensive care are available.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diseases treated at the department:

  • Parkinson's disease and
  • Atypical Parkinson's syndromes
  • Movement disorders (tremor, dystonia, myoclonus)
  • Gait disorders and ataxia
  • Stroke and vascular disease
  • Epilepsy (including long-term video EEG)
  • Autonomic disorders (syncope, POTS, PAF)
  • Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis)
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Diseases of peripheral nerves (polyneuropathies)
  • Back pain/herniated disc

Treatment options:

  • Intensive care
  • Pump therapy with L-Dopa gel
  • Duodopa® or the dopamine agonist apomorphine
  • Multimodal complex treatment for patients with atypical parkinsonism syndrome (AmbulanzPartner project)
  • Inpatient pain therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Creative therapy

Diagnostic methods used:

  • Functional diagnostics
  • Routine examinations of peripheral and spinal sections of the nervous system (neurography, electromyography, evoked potentials)
  • Electrophysiological examination of tremors (tremor analysis) 
  • Long-term video EEG for epilepsy diagnosis
  • Tilt table examination
  • Sudometry (in patients with syncope)
  • Orthostatic hypotension or postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Received a certificate of a specialist in internal medicine
  • Received the additional qualification of a neurologist

Experience

  • Chief Doctor, Department of neurology and stroke unit, Park Clinic Weissensee Berlin
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