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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans. There are over forty different types of epilepsy, and it can develop at any age. Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is a child-centered approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with epilepsy. Our team of experts evaluates and characterizes spells and treats all seizure types including focal (partial) with or without alteration of consciousness and generalized such as absence, generalized tonic clonic, tonic, clonic, atonic, and myoclonic. Regardless of the case, our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to crafting the most appropriate, effective treatment plan available.

Comprehensive epilepsy care is not limited to medical or surgical management but may be a combination of the two. A successful arrangement of the strategies often allows for a more effective outcome. Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Epilepsy Services

Testing

Medical

  • Antiepileptic drug therapy (AED)
  • Diets
    • Ketogenic (KGD)
    • Modified Atkins

Definitive Surgery

  • Topectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Multilobectomy
  • Functional Hemispherectomy/Hemispherotomy
  • Laser Ablation

Palliative

  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • Corpus Callosotomy
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Sparking Change Newsletter

Find out about the latest news and information about the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.

Summer 2013

Winter 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

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