Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Philippusstift
More than 2,500 patients per year are treated in the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Philippusstift in Essen. The department covers the entire range of neurologic illnesses, the focus being on the therapy of vascular diseases of the brain (ischemic stroke and cerebral hemorrhage), on degenerative cerebral illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and multisystem atrophies, dementia illnesses and multiple sclerosis.
The department offers a well equipped stoke unit for the acute therapy of strokes as one of its distinctive features. Another one is the special spectrum of aftercare: The excellent physiotherapeutic, ergotherapeutic and logotherapeutic options provide optimal recovery after a stroke. A further distinctive feature is interdisciplinary Dysphagia Center, specialized in diagnosis and treatment of complex swallowing disorders. Most modern diagnostic procedures such as videofluoroscopy and endoscopic swallowing diagnostic (FEES - flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) help to find the causes of the swallowing disorder, thus enabling us to implement targeted therapies.
People suffering from Parkinson’s disease will benefit from the widespread therapy options of the 20-headed department team. The so-called Parkinson complex treatment has been developed to treat people whose illness is difficult to adjust and geriatric patients, and gives them an intensive and specialized care. Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases are extensively diagnosed; the treatment comprises all modern therapeutics including antibody therapy.
All kinds of pain disorders including headache syndromes are treated. Moreover, the medical director is specialized in the so-called rare neurologic diseases.
The well-being of the patients is supported not only by state-of-the-art medical know-how, but also by a pleasant and modern ambience. The neurologic department boasts an exclusive new comfort ward that guarantees a spacious and calm stay. The nursing team will always be open-minded and motivated in both medical and personal respects.
As to the languages understood and spoken, the directors and the senior registrars are multilingual.
English, French, Russian, Finnish, Estonian and Arabic are represented on the whole.
"We combine state-of-the-art medicine with human attention."
PD (Associate Professor) Dr. Oliver Kastrup, Chief Physician of the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology