What to expect
First appointment with ANS Clinic
The first appointment includes a detailed consultation concerning your complaints and medical record. Please also inform us about your pre-existing conditions, the medications and allergies administered.
Particularly helpful here are:
- Medical reports
- Current medication plan
- Laboratory test results (blood count, blood glucose etc.)
- If available eg: cardiological results (echocardiography, long-term ECG, long-term blood pressure)
- Urology examination results
- Gastroenterology examination results
- Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The exploration of current complaints is followed by a physical, neurological examination and the assessments of functions of the central and peripheral nervous system. As a results of your first appointment we would like to inform you of the suspected diagnosis and about autonomic function tests as well as the lab work necessary to confirm the diagnosis. Rare diseases often require a collaboration with specialty clinics and experts in other field of medicine. Thanks to a wide network of specialists working with us we can provide our patients with answers and solution for autonomic disorders originating in fields of rheumatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and others.
Before considering long distances for your first appointment with us we would recommend to schedule a telephone appointment with us. This helps us to individually prepare your first appointment, select, and preschedule the necessary diagnostic tests.
ANS Clinic - DIAGNOSTICS
The selection of required examinations of the autonomic nervous system is based on your symptoms or the suspected disease. The aim of the measurements and neurovegetative tests is to find the cause of your symptoms in order to be able to treat them specifically. In this search, we work closely with our colleagues in other subjects such as cardiology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, urology, radiology. The follow-up appointment at the ANS Clinic focuses on diagnosing your condition. To find the cause of your complaints, we have prepared a variety of measurements and tests. These include all essential diagnostic methods of Autonomous Laboratories according to international standards. For more information on the methods and the course of the examination, see services.
Diagnosis and Treatment
After the examinations we will provide you with detailed information about your test results. The diagnosis will be discussed with you in detail. Your questions will be answered thouroughly. Treament strategies will be layed out in detail. Whenever there are non-medical solutions those will be our first choice. This may include specific methods of physiotherapy. Should a medication be necessary, we will advise you and your family doctor in this regard. If further investigations should become necessary in order to confirm your diagnosis, we will explain these to you in detail and will schedule suitable tests for you.
„You have questions about ANS Clinic or would like to make an appointment? I'm happy to help.“
Prof. Dr. Med. Christina Haubrich