Epilepsy Information

Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

Having surgery to control epilepsy is a major decision. On one hand, surgery could lead to a cure, but on the other hand there is always the fear of a complication or of the surgery not being successful.  Here we provide you with all the information to need to make your best choices.

Main types of surgeries:

• Resections: a part of the brain is removed
  - Testing required (pre-surgical evaluation)
  - Who is a good candidate?
  - Possible outcomes
  - Types of surgery
  - Possible Failures
  - Potential complications
  - Main types of epilepsy that could require surgery

• Stimulators: a device that delivers electrical activity is implanted
  - Vagus Nerve Stimulator
  - Newer devices

View webinar on: Treating epilepsy through surgery