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Featured Epilepsy specialty program: Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Program

What is Tuberous Sclerosis?

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. The tumors resulting from tuberous sclerosis complex are non-cancerous, but may still cause serious problems. The disease affects some people severely, while others are so mildly affected that it often goes undiagnosed. Nearly 1 million people worldwide are known to have TSC, with approximately 50,000 in the United States.
The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group is the only designated Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance designated center in New Jersey.  The center provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for people affected with Tuberous Sclerosis

The NEREG program is comprised of a team of medical and allied professional who are able to provide a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Marcelo Lancman, MD, who directs the program, has had 27 years providing care to children and adults with the disorder. Since this disease could potentially affect many organs, a comprehensive team has been assembled in partnership with the Department of Pediatrics at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Stephen Thompson, Chief of Pediatric Neurology, is the co-Director of the Center.

To make an appointment to be seen at our Tuberous Sclerosis clinic, please call 201-343-6676 or 212-661-7486.

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