If you’ve had trouble managing your symptoms through medication, your physician may recommend long term monitoring in our inpatient epilepsy unit. This service, led by neurologists who are fellowship trained in epilepsy management, pairs continuous EEG monitoring with synchronized video surveillance in an attempt to record the exact moment you have a seizure.
By pinpointing where in the brain your seizure occurred, your physician can confirm or rule out a true epilepsy diagnosis and determine the most appropriate medical or surgical treatment.
If your neurologist recommends surgery to help alleviate symptoms of epilepsy, you’ll receive a pre-surgical evaluation using sophisticated brain imaging tests such as:
Surgical treatment options include removing a part of the brain that is causing the seizures, also known as a lobe resection, or implantation of a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS). A VNS is similar to a heart pacemaker and it helps block seizure-producing electrical activity in the brain.