There are many treatment options to reduce seizures and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy. After careful evaluation, an individualized treatment program is formulated for the best possible seizure control. Our team specializes in treating the most complex cases of epilepsy with the following treatment options:
Frequently, it is possible to reduce or stop refractory seizures with anti-epileptic medications after a comprehensive long-term delineates the seizure and epilepsy type. Many patients who had uncontrolled seizures on anti-epileptic medications can be helped by using the appropriate anti-epileptic drugs. Other patients may be helped by other therapies such as specialized diets or enrollment in clinical trials.
We have recently started a series of clinical studies with medical marijuana for the treatment of refractory epilepsies.
When medical treatments are not effectively controlling seizures, patients may undergo an extensive evaluation to determine if surgery is a recommended option. Surgeries performed include temporal lobectomies, lesionectomies, 2-stage epilepsy surgery with invasive video-EEG evaluation (SEEG or surbdural grids), RNS-Neuropace, laser guided ablation therapy, and vagal nerve stimulator.
Specialized diets have been shown to reduce seizures in many patients. Our epileptologists and specially trained dietician plan and monitor the diets which include the ketogenic diet, the Atkins diet, and the low-glycemic index diet.