What is a pediatric neurologist

Pediatrics 1 - Pediatric Neurology, Psychosomatics and Pain Therapy

We treat infants, children and adolescents with all acute and chronic neurological diseases on our neurological ward (1236 in 2016) and in the special outpatient clinics (5181 presentations in 2016) nationwide from Baden-W├╝rttemberg. This includes all diseases of the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves as well as the muscles.

We treat our patients individually and holistically according to the highest quality standards by a multi-professional team of experienced neuropediatricians, psychologists, therapists and pediatric nurses. In the case of chronic diseases, we try to achieve the best possible quality of life for every patient and family through multimodal complex therapies.

For patients with complex neurological diseases, we work closely with colleagues from pediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, special care centers, intensive care medicine, the stroke unit of neurology, ophthalmology, ENT medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology and neuroradiology in the children's head center in Stuttgart to ensure the best possible treatment.

Our special competencies lie in the diagnosis and therapy of children and adolescents with:

  • Epilepsy and suspicious seizure events (epilepsy complex therapy)
  • Movement disorders and cerebral palsy (baclofen pump)
  • Developmental disorders of motor skills, sensory functions, language and learning
  • Hydrocephalus and spina bifida
  • Muscle and peripheral nerve diseases (Muscle Center Stuttgart)
  • Multiple sclerosis and other CNS inflammatory diseases
  • Neurofibromatosis and Tuberous Sclerosis (TS Center)
  • Neuropediatric-neurosurgical consultation hours
  • Neuropediatric complex diagnostics and therapy

For functional diagnostics of the nervous system, muscles and pain perception, we have all examination methods such as long-term video EEG double image recording, evoked potentials, nerve conduction velocity, electromyography, polysomnography and quantitative sensory testing. We use this to examine the function of the central and peripheral nervous system as well as the muscles in around 6,500 children and adolescents per year. Imaging procedures such as magnetic resonance imaging and angiography are carried out in cooperation with pediatric and neuroradiology.

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) measures brain waves and is the most important test for seizures, epilepsy and impaired consciousness. Depending on the question, four digital EEGs, two long-term EEG video double image recordings and one portable long-term EEG are available.
  • Electronurography (NLG) measures nerve conduction and is the most important examination for peripheral nerve diseases.
  • Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle fiber function and is one of the most important examinations for muscle and peripheral nerve diseases.
  • Evoked Potentials measure the transmission of acoustic (AEP), visual (VEP) and sensory (SSEP) stimuli in the auditory, visual and tactile nerves from the ear, eye and skin to the brain and are one of the most important investigations for hearing, visual and Tactile disorders.
  • Polysomnography simultaneously measures the brain waves, the heart rate, the breathing movements, the air flow in front of the mouth and nose, the oxygen saturation, the oxygen and carbon dioxide partial pressure and is the most important examination for sleep disorders and nocturnal breathing disorders.
  • Quantitative sensory testing (QST) measures pain, temperature and tactile perception and thus records the function of the various peripheral nerve fibers and central nerve pathways to the brain. So far it is the only way to test the function of the pain fibers from the skin to the brain and is therefore one of the most important tests for chronic pain and tactile disorders.

We treat our patients individually and holistically according to the highest quality standards and with the most modern technical equipment by a multi-professional team of experienced child neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational and physiotherapists and pediatric nurses. For patients with complex neurological diseases, we guarantee the best possible quality of treatment through close cooperation with the SPZ, pediatric neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, intensive care medicine, radiology and neuroradiology, the stroke unit of neurology, ophthalmology, ENT medicine, oral and maxillofacial medicine. and facial surgery in the children's head center Stuttgart (KiKoS). This enables us to meet the needs of our patients for short distances, direct contact persons and decisions across specialist boundaries.

In the case of chronic diseases, we try to use multimodal complex therapies to achieve the best possible quality of life for every patient and family. In the event of psychological and social consequences of a neurological illness, we offer support from our psychologist, social pedagogue and teacher at the school for the sick - Fritz Nuss School. Help and advice are available for parents on benefits under social law (so-called disadvantage compensation). Children with threatened or existing developmental disorders and disabilities are cared for on an outpatient basis in a contact point together with the Social Pediatric Center. A holistic support and treatment plan is drawn up for every child in order to comprehensively promote the development from infancy to adolescence. Patients who need or have had an operation on the nervous system are cared for in the neuropediatric-neurosurgical consultation hours together with a pediatric neurosurgeon from the Department of Neurosurgery. Patients who need orthopedic treatment or aids due to a neurological disease (e.g. cerebral palsy) are cared for in the orthopedic-neuropediatric consultation together with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon from the Clinic for Pediatric Orthopedics and an orthopedic technician. Further close cooperation exists with the Department of Pediatric Audiology and Phoniatrics, the Clinic for Pediatric Surgery and the Institute for Clinical Genetics, as well as other departments of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Parents and patients interested in treatment can contact

on the ward (MA41) to inform:
Telephone 0711 278-72530, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

or in the ambulance make an appointment:
Telephone 0711 278-72416,
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8: 00-11: 00 a.m.
Email [email protected]