Neurological Clinic

The clinical spectrum concentrates on patients with neurological disorders of any origin. Two main emphases are diagnostics and therapy of stroke and multiple sclerosis.

The electrophysiology and neuro-sonographic laboratories are equipped with modern diagnostics equipment. The clinic features a national stroke unit, which was expanded to twelve beds, an outpatient consulting department and six beds at the interdisciplinary medical-neurological intensive care unit. Our neurological outpatient clinic completes the diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum with day-care treatment. Our clinic offers consulting services to the entire Stuttgart Clinical Centre/Klinikum Stuttgart. We have an authorization for ambulatory health care patients, who are assigned by neurological specialists and neurologists.

We attach great importance to education of young physicians and continuing medical education at our clinic. The clinic has been approved to provide training on ultrasound diagnosis of cerebral arteries (DGKN and DEGUM) on EEG diagnosis and diagnostics using evoked potentials (EMG) according to the guidelines of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (DGKN).

Treatment and care emphases

  • Cerebro-vascular diseases, vascular consultation
  • Neuro-immunological diseases (multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, immune neuropathies)
  • Movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia
  • Botulinum toxin outpatient department
  • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
  • Epilepsy
  • Dizziness
  • Myopathies
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurological assessment

Special offers and facilities

  • Neurophysiological laboratory: EMG, neurography, evoked potentials, magnetic stimulation, computerized tremor diagnosis, computer-aided gait analysis, video-oculography, EEG with video, long-term video-EEG-monitoring, portable long-term EEG
  • Ultrasound laboratory
  • Endoscopic swallowing diagnostics
  • Certified stroke centre with twelve beds
  • Certified MS centre
  • Day clinic with ten partly inpatient beds
  • Case management

Studies / scientific activities

  • KOBSAR II: Compact assistive motion therapy - training devices based on next-generation fluidic multiaxial soft-rotary drives, a sub-project on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research in cooperation with other organizations of the department of orthopaedics and traumatology in Bad Cannstatt (Medical director, Dr. P. Reize)
  • Epidemiological ALS-register Schwaben (Ulm Neurological University Clinic)
  • Regular case conference with dystonia outpatient department of the Tübingen Neurological University Clinic, clinic network Südwest Sindelfingen and interested neurological practices of Stuttgart
  • Participation in RASUNOVA-Register
  • Participation in thrombolysis/thrombectomy project of Münster Neurological University Clinic

Distinguished procedures in diagnosis and therapy

  • All currently available neurological interventional recanalisation procedures for treatment of an acute stroke (systemic thrombolysis, local thrombolysis, thrombectomy)
  • Immunoadsorption as a treatment for immunological neurological diseases (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
  • Consultation for treatment of motor disorders and spastic syndromes (Botulinumtoxin treatment)

Quality assurance

  • Quality assurance of stroke care (GeQiK)
  • Certification as national Stroke Centre by the German Stroke Foundation and the Association of Stroke Units of Baden-Württemberg
  • Certification as  MS centre by the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG)
  • Certification of the stroke unit by the German Stroke Association
  • Approval to provide training on ultrasound diagnosis of cerebral arteries, on EEG diagnosis, in electromyography diagnosis and diagnostics using evoked potentials according to the guidelines of the German Neurological Society (DGN) and the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology (DGKN and DEGUM)
  • Quality management projects “Medical Documentation Assistant (MDA)”

Hospital numbers

2015 2016 2017  
87 82 81 Available Beds inpatients
12 12 12 Available Beds neuro-intensive care
6.167 5.814 5.721 Fully and partly inpatient cases
3.8 4.0 3.8 Length of stay in days

* includes stroke unit and day clinic

Selected services (number of cases)

2015 2016 2017  
1.223 1.245 1.276 Botox outpatient department
1.447 1.436 1.435 Stroke unit
1.097 1.013 1.027 Day hospital