Clinical programmes

​T​he Neuroscience Centre offers treatment and care for brain, spinal cord and nerve diseases.

See the most central clinical programmes in the centre. 

Central nervous system tumors

​The brain tumor group is treating intracranial tumor in children and adults with 8 highly specialized surgeons. The surgical approach is individually tailored to each patient and all several surgical approaches ranging from stereotactic high precision biopsies over more conventional craniotomies to awake craniotomies are offered constantly seeking improved techniques.

The collaboration with the pathology, radiology and oncology department assists in forming weekly MDTs for both children and adult and research is supported by enganging in more of the research groups at both the Danish Cancer Society as well as research groups at Rigshospitalet.

Cerebrovascular disorders

​The Stroke Centre Rigshospitalet covers all parts of established stroke treatment including i.v. thrombolysis and endovascular reperfusion treatment, acute stroke unit care, early rehabilitation and a cerebrovascular out-patient clinic. The Stroke Centre serves as referral centre for highly specialized diagnostic evaluation of patient with rare causes of stroke and cerebral hypoperfusion. The Stroke Centre is committed through national and international collaboration to constantly improve all areas of stroke treatment.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

​​We offer a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of all patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). All patients receive intensive physio- and occupational therapy, as well as treatment from a neuropsychologist. All advanced treatment options for neuropatic pain are offered and the patients are educated in the disease by participation in the CRPS school.  


The Copenhagen Memory Clinic is a secondary and tertiary referral-based multidisciplinary out-patient clinic offering diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients with cognitive disorders and dementia and of patients with familial neurodegenerative disorders. It has two sections at Rigshospitalet – Blegdamsvej and Rigshospitalet – Glostrup, and a satellite on the island of Bornholm.


​Our highly specialized centre for epilepsy offers diagnostic work-up at our 1st Seizure Clinic, inclusive video-EEG monitoring. Our team with specialized doctors, nurses and neuropsychologists offers comprehensive care for the treated patients for both epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures after established diagnosis. Our program also covers special care for patients with epilepsy in younger ages, during pregnancy and patients with intellectual disability living in home care with comorbid disorders, in cooperation with other specialists as needed.  We are the only epilepsy surgery center in Denmark that offers a program for surgical evaluation for the medically refractory patients. Beside epilepsy surgery, treatment with vagus nerve stimulation can be offered, as well. 


​The Danish Headache Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare or severe headache disorders and cranial neuralgias. During the initial visit, the Center’s neurologists make an accurate diagnosis of the type of headache. Comprehensive individual or group treatment programs are then recommended based on the patient's specific history, prior treatment and current diagnosis. In addition to pharmacological treatment the Center offers non-pharmacological methods such as biofeedback, physical therapy, relaxation techniques and stress management for preventing headache disorders. The Center has also a multidisciplinary inpatient program for patients with particularly severe and complicated headache disorders. 


​State of the art hydrocephalus treatment including standard and advanced shunt procedures, endoscopic surgery, cabled and telemetric ICP monitoring based on individualized clinical and diagnostic assessment including a weekly MDT conference. The team is highly specialized and internationally recognized both for its high clinical standard and for frontline research with a strong focus on improving treatment and outcomes.

Multiple sclerosis

Danish Multiple Sclerosis Center's program offers expert clinical evaluation of demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, mainly multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, including pediatric multiple sclerosis. We offer treatment ranging from symptomatic therapy to the whole spectrum of disease-modifying therapies, and we are the only Danish centre offering treatment with high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell support (“bone marrow transplantation”). We also offer evaluation and treatment with intrathecal baclofen pumps for severe spasticity. Our program is supported by routine analyses, cerebrospinal fluid biomarker analyses, autoantibody and anti-drug antibody analyses, as well as neuroimaging studies, which are all supported by strong clinical and translational research programs.


​This division is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute onset of life-threatening or disabling neurological symptoms. It covers a wide range of acute neurological disorders, including cerebrovascular, neuromuscular, neuroinfectious, and neoplastic diseases. Close cooperation with neurosurgery and anaesthesiology is essential, and we are part of Scandinavia’s largest neurocritical care unit. Research activities include programs on multimodal evaluation of acute disorders of consciousness.

Neurogenetic disorders

Neurointensive care

With a mission to protect neurocritically ill patients from the effects of primary CNS injury and to prevent secondary CNS injury, we use multimodal neuromonitoring to detect and treat signs of secondary injury early, but also to understand the mechanisms of CNS injury and other diseases, so that we may improve our treatment of the next patient. 

Neuromuscular disorders

​Our program includes expert clinical evaluation for and treatment of disorders of muscles, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular transmission defects and motor neuron diseases. The diagnostic service is supported by DNA analysis, histopathology, protein analyses, auto-antibody screening, electrophysiology, exercise tests, MRI, cardiac investigations, sleep monitoring and pulmonary and autonomic function tests.


We offer multidisciplinary treatment and care for patients with chronic and complex pain syndromes. This treatment includes spinal cord stimulation. We conduct research focusing on the pathophysiological mechanisms and psychosocial effects of pain as well as novel treatments for pain. Finally, we study the need for and impact of involving patients and their significant others in order to improve our treatment and help families to live with chronic disease.

Sleep disorders

​Our program includes high level expert clinical evaluation for and treatment of disorders of sleep-wake and circadian disorders including severe insomnias, hypersomnias, sleep related breathing disorders, parasomnias and movement disorders. The diagnostic service includes high level polysomnography, polygraphies, motor activity measures, vigiliance testing with Multiple Sleep Latency testing, Maintainence of Wakefulness Test, circadian markers and biologic measures combined with other diagnostic procedures.


The spasticity team includes many experts with different expertise and enable the team to do a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of all aspects of muscleoveractivity. One of many functions is EMG and Ultrasound guided botulinum toxin treatment of muscleoveractivity. 

Spinal cord injuries and diseases

The Spinal cord injuries program involves highly specialized multidisciplinary treatment, rehabilitation and care from primary treatment including surgical and intensive care to discharge into the community in collaboration with county services. We offer lifelong follow-up in our outpatient clinics. There is close cooperation with all relevant medical and surgical specialities nursing staff and rehabilitation specialists. A coherent flow is a prioritized goal of the program.

Traumatic brain injury

​We offer highly specialized inter-disciplinary, multi-professional neurorehabilitation of patients with severe traumatic brain injury or brain damage due to stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, encephalitis, meningitis, or anoxic brain damage. The in-hospital stay is in average of two to three months duration including the use of all modern technologies of brain rehabilitation. In the out-patient clinic we follow the patient up to 18 months after the brain injury.

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