Doctor Doerthe Schiess

Dr. Doerthe Schiess

Neurology & Neurofeedback
Children & Adults
MBBS, MD, PhD
German Board

Dr. Doerthe graduated from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She has more than 19 years of experience as a Consultant Neurologist in Germany and 6 years in the UAE.

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After General Medicine studies, Dr. Doerthe has completed Post Ggraduate Studies in Neuropathology from University Duesseldorf followed by Post Graduate education in various Neurological Departments at University Teaching Hospitals across Germany and in Psychiatry Department from LWL-Psychiatry Association Westphalia in Dortmund, Germany. She completed the studies by a Fellowship as Specialist Neurologist at University Teaching Hospital in Saarbruecken, Germany for qualification on cardiac and neurological intensive care.

As Consultant Neurologist Dr. Doerthe conducted the Neurological Intensive Care unit and stroke unit for in-patient adults with acute life-threatening neurological diseases at University Teaching Hospital in Guenzburg, Germany.

Her wealth of expertise in the neurological field regarding investigation, treatment and prevention is constantly updated by participation in numerous conferences, lectures and seminars national and international. Dr. Doerthe is the author of several medical articles in scientific journals and participated as speaker at numerous congresses. She is a member of  German and United Arab Emirates Society of Neurology, German Neuro-Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine and the German Stroke Association.

Dr. Doerthe is experience in treating headaches as migraines, tension type or cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia, dizziness, muscle weakness as myasthenia gravis or myopathies, tingling and numbness as multiple sclerosis, fainting episodes as epilepsy, movement disorders, shivering and tremor as Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, forgetfulness as different forms of dementia, tiredness and exhaustion as burnout or depression, gait and balance problems as spinal cord disorders, insomnia, back pain as disc diseases and unexplained pain as fibromyalgia or somatization disorders.

Dr. Doerthe’s therapeutic skills include Neurofeedback, an innovative computer – aided training method, to influence consciously self-regulation of brain activity by providing an audio and video feedback signal to improve brain imbalances for example in treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, anxiety, depression, tics, Tourette syndrome, insomnia, learning disabilities, pain management, etc.

Diagnostics provided:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Dementia Screening
  • Duplex Sonography
  • SUDOSCAN (Hyperhidrosis Scan)
  • QEEG (Brain Mapping)
  • Evoked Potentials (Visual, Auditory and Somatosensory)
  • MRI and CT diagnostics
  • All Laboratory Investigations (Germany and UAE accredited laboratory)

Treatments provided:

  • Neurofeedback
  • Biofeedback
  • MindSet Programme (Brain Exercise)
  • Intravenous Nutrition Therapy LifeDrip
  • Botox Neurological Treatment
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • De-Stress and Relaxation Ayurvedic Treatments

Languages: English, German

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Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system, which include the brain, blood vessels, muscles and nerves. The main areas of neurology are: the autonomic, central and peripheral nervous systems. Partly fluent borders exist as well to mental diseases as affective disorders (depressions, anxiety and panic disorders), obsessions, somatoform disorders and stress reactions. The neurobiological processes of the human brain are multi factorial and complex and often require a multi-layered treatment. Each neurological examination at KindCare Medical Center starts with a comprehensive medical history followed by a physical examination focusing on the complex relationship between the brain and the peripheral nervous system or the function of individual nerves by testing the muscle strength (motor power) in general and single muscles, reflexes, tone and tensions of muscles, fine-tuning of movements (coordination), gait and balance, feeling (sensitivity), sensory perceptions such as hearing and sight, eye movements (function of cranial nerves), concentration, attention, memory, comprehension and speech etc. (cognitive brain functions).

Highlights of our Neurology Services Include:

Diagnosis

Electroencephalography (EEG) – An EEG is a test that records brain activity. During the procedure, electrodes consisting of small metal discs with thin wires are pasted onto the scalp. The electrodes detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of brain cells. The charges are amplified and appear as a graph on a computer screen. Patients are then exposed to a variety of external stimuli, such as bright or flashing lights or noises.

Electromyography (EMG) – Electromyography (EMG) is an electrodiagnostic medicine technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles.

Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) – A nerve conduction study (NCS) test also called a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) – measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through your nerve. NCS can identify nerve damage. Sometimes, problems with the electrical activity in your nerves can cause pain, tingling, or weakness in your muscles.

Dementia screening – Dementia is a syndrome that involves a significant global impairment of cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language, logical reasoning, and problem-solving severe enough to interfere with social or occupational functioning.

Duplex Sonography – Duplex sonography is a non-invasive evaluation of blood flow through your arteries and veins. It is an advanced specialized interpretation of ultrasound waves combining the principles of anatomic and flow ultrasonography to generate images. These images are produced by utilization of the Doppler effect.

Lumbar Puncture – Lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a medical procedure in which a needle is inserted into the spinal canal, most commonly to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic testing. The main reason for a lumbar puncture is to help diagnose diseases of the central nervous system, including the brain and spine.

MRI and CT Diagnostics – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, electric field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body. Computed Tomography, more commonly known as a CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that, like traditional x-rays, produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body.

All Laboratory Investigations (Germany and UAE accredited laboratory) – Before doctors can treat someone, they have to understand what is causing the illness. By talking with the patient (“taking the history”), examining the patient, and, when necessary, ordering tests (often called laboratory or lab tests), a doctor is better able to determine the illness. Blood tests, Urinalysis, Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) are some of the laboratory tests that we are providing at KindCare Medical Center.

SUDOSCAN (Hyperhidrosis Scan) – Sudoscan is a non-invasive, pain free, innovate test of autonomic function. The autonomic system manages all internal functions such as blood pressure, blood flow and sweating. Autonomic tests are conducted to see if the autonomic nervous system is functioning normally.

QEEG (Brain Mapping) – Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG) also known as Brain Mapping is a procedure that processes the recorded EEG activity from a multi-electrode recording using a computer. (qEEG) brain mapping provides information about how your brain cells are communicating by measuring and analyzing cortical electrical activity of the brain in the form of brainwave patterns.

Evoked Potentials (Visual, Auditory and Somatosensory) – Evoked potentials (EPs) are a useful diagnostic test to help identify abnormalities of the peripheral and central nervous system that may help explain why the patient is having pain or functional disability.

Treatments

Neurofeedback – The activity in your brain determines everything you feel and do. While most people have normal brain function, they still have brain imbalances or chronic emotions that affect their day to day life. This is where neurofeedback can help. Neurofeedback is a way to train brain activity; it is biofeedback for the brain. To understand neurofeedback, first we need to understand a little about brainwaves. Brainwaves are the electrical impulses produced as your brain cells communicate with one another. Brainwaves tell us a great deal about how you feel and function; your thought habits, stress levels, underlying mood and overall brain function.

Biofeedback – Biofeedback is a type of therapy that uses sensors attached to your body to measure key body functions. Biofeedback is intended to help you learn more about how your body works. This information may help you to develop better control over certain body functions and address health concerns.

MindSet Programme (Brain Exercise) – The Mindset programme is a comprehensive set of brain balancing exercises; specific meditations, physical movements, breath exercises and other self-balancing techniques specifically tailored to your brain position.

Botox Neurological Treatment – Botox Neurological Treatment or Botulinum Toxin Therapy is used in the treatment of a variety of neurological disorders. BOTOX treatment is used to prevent the release of acetylcholine from terminal nerve endings, causing temporary muscle paralysis.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) – Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.


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