Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Hamburg
- Inflammatory joint and spine diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, arthritis in e.g. gout, hemochromatosis, sarcoidosis, thyroid dysfunction)
- Collagen (connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, polymyositis)
- Vasculitis (vasculitis, including giant cell arteritis, Takayasu's arteritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa, Churg-Strauss syndrome)
- Periodic fever syndromes, osteoporosis
Range of Diagnostic Services
- Diagnostics of all inflammatory rheumatic systemic diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis, spondyloarthropathies such as ankylosing spondylitis)
- Organ screening in autoimmune diseases (such as connective tissue diseases, vasculitis)
- Intra-articular injections of all joints and diagnostic punctures of the joints
- Capillary microscopy
- Digital X-ray examinations
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the joints, muscles and organs
- Computed tomography (CT) of the organs
- Diagnostic puncture of the affected organs such as kidney, muscle, skin, etc. in autoimmune diseases
- Bone density measurement (DXA), osteoporosis
- Endoscopic investigations (gastrointestinal and bronchoscopy)
Range of Therapeutic Services
- Development and modulation of a patient-oriented treatment plan
- Infiltration therapy
- Ultrasound guided arthrocentesis (e.g. for drug delivery)
- Infusion therapy (especially with special "rheumatic drugs", including biologics, circulation-enhancing drugs)
- Specific pain therapy
- Close cooperation with the competent physiotherapists
Dr. med. Keihan Ahmadi Simab is a specialist in rheumatology and clinical immunology and medical director of the Klinikum Stephansplatz in Hamburg.
Rheumatology belongs to a branch of internal medicine, in which specialists deal with inflammatory systemic disorders originating from the internal immune system.
Rheumatism is a disease of the whole body
The commonly named "rheumatism" primarily includes diseases of the joints. Indeed, rheumatism (= rheumatoid arthritis) is a complex disease of the whole organism, which may lead to multiple organ involvement (e.g. the heart, skin, lungs, kidneys, eyes). Therefore Dr. med. Ahmadi Simab diagnoses and treats rheumatic diseases always considering the system, i.e. having a systematic overview of unclear organ diseases, and he works interdisciplinary within a variety of specialty areas. In this way, Dr. med. Ahmadi Simab is always in close contact with colleagues from other disciplines, such as cardiology, dermatology, pulmonology, nephrology, neurology and many more.
The symptoms experienced by patients when they are initially sent to our specialists can be very different. So many patients suffer from chronic joint or limb pain, but also unclear fever may be an expression of a rheumatic disease, such as vasculitis, connective tissue, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Experience saves unnecessary visits to the doctor!
Dr. med. Ahmadi Simab numbers among one of the most experienced rheumatologists, and that is very important in this field. With many years of clinical expertise, the rheumatologist mainly works his way to success alone through specific questioning and targeted physical examination to figure out a diagnosis, so that the patient, who has often been struggling for some time with his or her vague symptoms, can quickly obtain a proper counseling. Dr. med. Ahmadi Simab is so often the saviour of patients out of the maze of vast amounts of other unhelpful examinations!
Good, targeted therapy options for inflammatory rheumatic diseases
Thanks to ever-advancing medical options, today there are a variety of immunomodulating drugs (including "Biologics") in the field of rheumatology which can greatly affect the course of disease in this day and age. With earlier diagnosis, most patients can be helped by using the appropriate medication."Biologics" is used directly on the circulation of the immune system, e.g. by the release of defensive stimulants ( "cytokines", "chemokines"), and can thus be very specifically directed to the reactive immune system of autoimmune diseases.
Dr. med. In addition to his specialty in rheumatology, Ahmadi Simab is very well-versed in the field of gastroenterology and thus very experienced as an internist, not only in his specialty, but also has a wide range of further knowledge.
Find the website of Dr. Ahmadi Simab here.
|1994||Graduated as medical doctor|
|1995 – 1996||Training at the University of Essen|
|1996-2002||Training for internal medicine (Gastroenterology) at the Israelite Hospital in Hamburg|
|2002-2007||Researcher of the Department of Medicine (Division of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology) at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck campus and at the Rheumatology Clinic in Bad Bramstedt - senior physician at the University Clinic of Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH), Lübeck campus and at the Rheumatology Clinic in Bad Bramstedt, commissioner for quality management and hygiene, transfusion representative|
|2007 - 2009||Chief physician of the Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Regio Clinic Wedel, Founding of the Wedel Rheumatology Centre, received authorised continuing education approval for all internal medicine, rheumatology, physical therapy and balneology, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, granted KV-authorisation for the severe syndromes in rheumatology, KV Schleswig-Holstein|
|2009-2013||Chief physician of the Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Nephrology at the Asklepios Klinik Altona, founding of the Asclepius Rheumatism Centre Hamburg and responsible of the autoimmune Academy of rheumatology of all the Asklepios Clinics, co-founding Uveitis Center Altona, member of the Vessel Centre AK Altona, founding and Autoimmune School Hamburg for further training of doctors, establishing the training series "the informed patient as a partner" for patient education|
- Dr. med. Margarete Kern
Senior Physician at Klinikum Stephansplatz, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology
- Dr. med. A. von Elling
Senior Physician at Klinikum Stephansplatz, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Nephrology
- Dr. med. Joachim Ebel
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
|Hamburg Central Station||1,5 km|
|Hamburg Airport||10 km|
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Dr Keihan Ahmadi-Simab
Klinikum Stephansplatz Hamburg
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Alte Postdirektion - Stephansplatz 3, D-20354 Hamburg
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm