The Department of Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of common and rare diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.
The Department of Neurology is constantly developing its treatment and care services and is guided by national and international standards.
We diagnose and treat the various neurological diseases at the highest and most up-to-date level, also due to the research and continuing education activities of our clinic and as well as the close cooperation with the other clinics and institutes of the University Hospital Zurich. Here, our clinic offers you competent and personal therapy and care.
High-quality continuing education is a priority for the Department of Neurology. Symposia and lectures are integrated into the Clinical Neurocenter program and are usually held on Thursday afternoons.
Neurology involves the examination, diagnosis and medical care of diseases of the nervous system. The object of examination is the patient’s brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. Neurology deals with a wide range of disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, strokes, epilepsy, brain tumors, inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, headaches, neuropathies and many other conditions.
Neurologists perform clinical exams, use imaging techniques such as MRI and CT to detect changes in the brain or spinal cord, and use electrophysiological tests to measure the electrical activity of the nervous system. Neurological diseases require individual therapy, which may include medication, physiotherapy and other measures.
In a neurological examination, the patient’s nervous system is checked by the trusted physician in order to detect possible disorders and to be able to make a diagnosis. The scope of a neurological diagnosis may include, in addition to a medical history interview:
The options include:
Neurological disorders are impairments of the central (brain, spinal cord) and/or the broader nervous system such as the musculature, which can manifest themselves in various symptoms, including disturbances in movements or sensory impairments. Muscle weakness in the legs is one example. The muscle weakness can cause walking and balance problems.
Other examples include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Diagnosis and taking medical measures of neurological disorders should be done individually per patient and by a physician.
Neurological rehabilitation is designed to help people with conditions maintain or improve their functioning, independence and quality of life by combining individually tailored therapeutic approaches. This may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychological support, and other treatments