The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Mercy offers innovative treatment and support for children with seizure disorders and their families. We are recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 Center, the highest level in epileptic care.
As one of only a dozen pediatric epilepsy centers in the nation, we are able to provide you with the most complete diagnostic and treatment services available.
Our EEG lab, which performs tests to evaluate and record brain wave patterns to detect potential problems, is ABRET certified. This means our technologists and facilities meet the highest standards for providing excellent quality EEGs every time. Fewer than 10% of labs across the country achieve this certification.
Whether you’re looking for a diagnosis, a second opinion, or the latest research-supported treatment options, the Children’s Mercy Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team is here to help.
Your expert epilepsy care team
Your epilepsy care team will include a variety of experienced professionals. We have four epileptologists who have undergone extensive additional training to become triple board certified in child neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology: Dr. Ahmed Abdelmoity, Dr. Lalit Bansal, Dr. Mohammed Ilyas and Dr. Kailash Pawar. Only a handful of doctors across the nation have achieved this level of expertise in all three specialties.
Our neurosurgeons have experience with every type of surgical procedure approved to treat epilepsy, including laser ablation and other innovative techniques, such as the ROSA robotic surgical assistant. Children who undergo epilepsy surgery at Children’s Mercy outperform the national average for seizure freedom one year after epilepsy surgery.
Each area of our clinic, from the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to the Ketogenic Diet Program, has dedicated staff members who specialize in that field. Your child’s team members may include:
• Epileptologists (child neurologists who specialize in epilepsy)
• Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs)
• EEG and radiologic technologists
• Nutrition and dietary specialists
• Social workers