Dell Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is committed to a child and family centered approach and includes all members of the care team when evaluating, diagnosing, managing and treating our patients with seizures and epilepsy. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for children with seizures and epilepsy, along with their families. We serve patients in the region as well as those from surrounding states needing advanced care. The education, services and treatment options we provided are designed to help reduce or eliminate a child’s seizure burden.
A Comprehensive Epilepsy Team Approach
Epilepsy is complex and affects over 3 million Americans. There are many different types of epilepsy that can develop at any age. Dell Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program strives to identify seizures and understands care is not limited to medical or surgical management but may be a combination of treatment approaches which often lead to more effective outcomes. Our services are provided by of experts specializing in epilepsy treatment, advanced diagnostic testing, patient/family education, and research. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of epileptologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, neuropharmacologist, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, EEG/MEG technologists, specialized EMU and program coordinators, a nurse navigator, and child life specialists.
Why Choose Us?
We are nationally recognized and, as the only dedicated pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Central Texas, our program has earned a Level 4 Epilepsy Center designation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). This designation means we have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. In addition, the advantages our multi-disciplinary team and state-of-the-art EMU combined with our neurology case conferences help us to evaluate and communicate your child’s needs.
Services We Offer
We offer a variety of individualized and coordinated treatment options to children with epilepsy. Our multi-disciplinary team will work with you and your child to decide what treatment options would work best. Our services offered range from advanced diagnostic testing (like neuropsychology, functional MRI, and MEG), to ketogenic diet, vagus nerve stimulation, or epilepsy surgery.
- Video EEG
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Evoked Potentials
- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
- Wada Test
- Positive Emission Tomography (PET)
- Magnetoencephalogram (MEG)