About Us

Department of Neurology

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Stefan Schwab

Epilepsy Centre

Spokesman: OA Prof. Dr. med. Hajo Hamer

Who we are – the Epilepsy Centre

Patients and an improved quality of life are at the heart of our work. Our treatment concept is based on the application of the latest treatment procedures aimed at effective seizure control and on social and psychological support services which provide practical assistance with every-day activities.

The Epilepsy Centre is one of the few epilepsy centres which provide the highest care level in Germany (IV). We have at our disposal all diagnostic and treatment procedures recognised by the scientific community in order to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

We specialise in diagnosing and treating difficult-to-treat forms of epilepsy.

The following therapies are offered:

We also offer various forms of assistance for social and psychological issues.

Thanks to the benefits of the university structure, both state-of-the-art and emerging methods form an important part of diagnostic and treatment procedures. This includes medication which has not yet received market authorisation, the latest surgical methods such as magnetic resonance imaging used directly in the operating theatre, and a large outpatient clinic for stimulation therapy.

All of these methods are put into practice by our highly professional, interdisciplinary team.

Erlangen is Germany's unofficial capital of medicine, with Siemens Healthcare based here. The Epilepsy Centre also benefits from this, with access to state-of-the-art technology which is not yet available to any other hospitals.

We have numerous national and international contacts and collaborations regarding all sorts of epilepsy related questions, such as with the diaconal service provider Rummelsberger Anstalten der Inneren Mission and the universities in Montreal, Cleveland, Rennes, London, Marseille or Cheng Du (China).