Epilepsy Program


The Epilepsy Clinic is a component of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and is designed to address the needs of children, adolescents and adults with epilepsy requiring specialized care. Patients evaluated in the clinic have previously been evaluated by a neurologist and continue to have problems with ongoing seizures, medication side effects, or questions about the specific diagnosis. Selected patients may require other studies outside the epilepsy clinic including EEG-video monitoring, specialized MRI procedures and intra carotid sodium amytal procedures (WADA tests).

Additional consultative services such as neuropsychology evaluations and neurosurgical evaluations may be indicated. Potential therapeutic options such as new anti-epileptic drugs and epilepsy surgery are determined for each patient. Some patients are followed long-term in the Epilepsy Clinic, while most are returned to their primary neurologist for ongoing care.

Attending Faculty

  

THOMAS PITTMAN, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Gamma Knife Surgery
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