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Epilepsy surgery

Epilepsy surgery is the only potential cure for epilepsy. This is a possible option for children with partial seizures that arise from a certain spot in the brain. 

Tests and evaluations

Specific testing is required prior to having surgery. Tests may include EMU admission to observe and record seizures, PET scan, Wada testing, neuropsychological testing, and a special MRI. Our epilepsy team works closely with our neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists to evaluate and plan for epilepsy surgeries. 

Surgical treatment options

Surgical options include resection (removal) of brain tissue causing seizures, lobe resection, and corpus callosotomy. Your child’s provider will discuss the specific care plan and any additional tests that are needed.