Neurology is the study of the nervous system, encompassing brain, spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system, as well as the musculature of the human body.
The neurologist knows about all the deformities and disorders of the nervous system and musculature, and what can go wrong with them. This includes migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease as well as chronic sleep disorders and difficulties with movement.
The neurologist has received special training in the various methods of examination used to diagnose the above conditions. He can, for example, measure electrical activity in the brain or extract and examine fluids from the spine.
A neurologist treats his patients with medication. If an operation is needed, the patient will be transferred to the neurosurgeon.
Neurosurgery deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the entire nervous system. The neurosurgeon works closely with the neurologist.
His area of expertise encompasses operations such as the removal of brain or spinal cord tumours, and the treatment of brain haemorrhages as well as slipped discs. He is also responsible for surgery on the nerves of the face, hands and legs.
He makes use of special surgical techniques for operating on the nervous system. It is important, especially during operations on brain tumours, not to damage the surrounding healthy tissue. That is why neurosurgery uses very modern, computer-aided navigation systems that allow a high degree of precision.
The CyberKnife system introduces new ways of treating benign and certain malignant brain tumours and deformities of the brain’s blood vessels without having to open the skull.
Located at the meeting point of urology and neurology, neurourology is concerned with the assessment and treatment of functional disorders of the urinary bladder and urethral sphincter and the treatment of the involuntary leakage of urine, known as urinary incontinence or aconuresis. In particular, neurourology is devoted to the women, men and children affected by a disease of the nervous system. In addition, many people with other bladder disorders – with or without accompanying urinary incontinence – can benefit from a specific neurourological assessment and treatment.
Neurourology is a young field of medicine that has evolved rapidly over the last 30 years. It has already seen a huge increase in understanding and achieved notable treatment success. Today it is possible to successfully treat nine out of ten people suffering from a functional disorder of the bladder.
Our specialized clinics examine and treat patients with disorders of the urinary bladder and urinary incontinence. The experience of the attending doctors and therapists is pooled in close, interdisciplinary collaboration and the treatment coordinated to achieve the best possible outcome.
A comprehensive assessment of the complaints involving functional examinations of the urinary tract, the pelvic floor and the pelvic nerves, imaging, ultrasound and endoscopy forms the basis for the successful treatment of functional disorders of the urinary bladder and urethral sphincter. Our many years of experience make it possible for us to carry out a comprehensive individual assessment of a range of complaints and disorders and hence to draw up an effective treatment plan.
Our philosophy centres on the whole person. When both assessing and treating medical conditions, we take account of the individual needs, wishes and abilities of each and every person affected, drawing up a personal treatment plan together with our patients and their families.