Treatments and Procedures for Pediatric Epilepsy

Treating epilepsy can be challenging since each child is unique and will respond differently to various kinds of treatment. Treating epilepsy can be challenging since each child responds differently to various kinds of treatment. Our experienced team will help your family understand the best treatment options available and what might work best for your child.

Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers state-of-the-art technology for patients seeking specialized pediatric treatment and care for managing epileptic seizures.

3-D brain imaging with co-registration of the images

3-D brain imaging is a type of MRI that is so detailed that it can be reformatted, and viewed from any direction. It is used to give health care providers a complete picture of the entire brain. Learn More About 3-D brain imaging with co-registration of the images Here

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs of the body. The Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique is a form of magnetic resonance imaging that is used to map out the areas of the brain which are responsible for movement, sensation, vision and language/speech. Learn More About Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Here

High-resolution brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

A brain magnetic resonance imaging test is a medical procedure used to take pictures of the brain. It differs from CT scans in that it does not use radiation. Learn More About High-resolution brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Here

Intraoperative Brain Mapping

Intraoperative brain mapping is a form of brain surgery performed while the patient is awake. It is done for patients with tumors or lesions near critical functional brain regions and require the patient to be responsive and able to communicate with the surgeon during the procedure. Learn More About Intraoperative Brain Mapping Here

Intraoperative MRI (iMRI)

The iMRI supports the hospital’s neurosurgeons in maximizing resection of abnormal brain tissue. Learn More About Intraoperative MRI (iMRI) Here

Ketogenic diet managed by a special team

A Ketogenic Diet (KD) is a high fat and very low in carbohydrate diet that can be used as a medical treatment for epilepsy. Learn More About Ketogenic diet managed by a special team Here

Molecular genetic testing for epilepsy

The epilepsy panel test specifically looks for variations in DNA that can predispose people to disorders that cause epilepsy. Learn More About Molecular genetic testing for epilepsy Here

MRI-guided laser ablation surgery

MRI-guided laser ablation surgery (Visualase) is a non-invasive technique that’s used to treat brain tumors, epilepsy and other problems. Learn More About MRI-guided laser ablation surgery Here

Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)

Responsive neurostimulation is a treatment for epilepsy that is intended to prevent seizures. Learn More About Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) Here