Welcome to the Department of Neurology at Heidelberg University Hospital!
Our department is located in the Head Hospital and works closely with the Departments of Neurooncology and Neuroradiology, as well as with the Neurosurgical Clinic; together, we form the Neuro Center.
Our goals include
- the best possible inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals with neurological disorders,
- fundamental and clinically oriented research at a top level internationally, and
- continual further education and training for our employees.
The Department of Neurology has 20 beds available for normal care, 20 beds for supervised care in the Stroke Unit, and nine beds in the intensive care unit. These facilities enable us to treat over 3,000 inpatients and 10,000 outpatients each year. We also carry out a large number of scientific projects.
The Heidelberg Stroke Unit is the largest facility for the acute treatment of stroke patients in Europe. A specialized treatment team of caregivers, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and doctors ensures that diagnostic procedures, continuous monitoring, and therapies correspond to the latest scientific standards. The Neuroradiology Department located in the same building provides 24-hour access to the latest in diagnostic procedures, including computer tomography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and angiography.
Comprehensive examinations and rehabilitation in a complete package
We frequently receive inquiries from foreign patients who have suffered severe neurological impairment – for instance, from strokes, cerebral bleeding, encephalitis, or injuries – requesting a second opinion, an additional differential diagnosis, or the appropriate rehabilitation.
Since the Neurology Department is unable to admit patients for rehabilitation, we offer the following complete package in cooperation with the Schmieder Clinics, one of the best rehabilitation clinic chains in Germany:
During a stay at our clinic of up to five days, you will be thoroughly examined by our experienced team of doctors, who will check your condition using every possible diagnostic test. During this time, you will be accommodated at our facility in a double room that includes a bathroom with shower, sink, and a supply cabinet.
Also included in the package are any acute treatments that may become necessary, admission to the intensive care unit or our specialized Stroke Unit, and an additional bed for a companion.
Following our final diagnosis, a certified neurological rehabilitation specialist at the Schmieder Clinics will review your case to determine whether rehabilitation is feasible. If so, you will continue with a 14-day rehabilitation treatment in the Schmieder Clinic in Heidelberg or in the VIP wing of the Schmieder Clinic in Allensbach.
We treat our patients according to internal standards modeled on guidelines and recommendations from the German Society of Neurology (DGN) and the European Stroke Organization (ESO).
At the Neurology Department, the foundations have been laid for reducing the effects of a stroke or other severe brain disorders as much as possible.
Prof. Dr. Werner Hacke
Medical Director of the Neurology Department at Heidelberg University Hospital