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June 19, 2019 · by Meagan Weitzel · News

The Minnesota Epilepsy Group, PA congratulates Dr. Agarwal for being recognized as Top Doctor Rising Star for the third consecutive year. Minnesota Epilepsy Group (MEG) is one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive, NAEC level IV epilepsy centers, providing, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment options for individuals of all ages, from infants to older adults….

November 14, 2018 · by · News

Using SEEG (Stereoencephalography) technology, Dr. Agarwal and the surgical team at Children’s Hospital of MN were able to locate where the seizures were coming from in Nicole’s brain. After her SEEG,  Nicole had surgery and has been seizure free while slowly weaning off some of her medicines. “At her last appointment she was brighter and…

May 27, 2016 · by · News

Sarah Payne We welcomed our sweet baby girl, Madelyn, to this world in October 2013. Around her first birthday, Madelyn started making random, spontaneous movements. My husband and I knew about seizures from our jobs as an EMT and a school psychologist, respectively. Her movements didn’t look like a “typical seizure,” so we started recording…

September 15, 2014 · by · Events, News

Congratulations 2014 Service to Humanity Physician Honoree Patricia Penovich, MD Dr. Penovich specializes in neurology and practices at Minnesota Epilepsy Group in St. Paul, MN. Widely renowned for outstanding epilepsy care, she is passionate about treating women of childbearing age. She joined United Hospital staff in 1994 as medical director of Neurology and Epilepsy. She…

December 3, 2013 · by · News

We’re really excited to move to our new Pediatric Epilepsy Unit at Children’s Hospital St. Paul! All rooms are private and even have their own Xbox! This new unit will really help us better care for our epilepsy patients and families. The new unit was made possible with the help of a $3 million donation…

October 16, 2013 · by · News

Minnesota Epilepsy Group is now offering our patients access to their medical information online.  Please contact the clinic to become web-enabled and for additional information.  To access our secure site click the “Patient Portal” button on our main page and sign in with your user name and password provided.

September 10, 2013 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy, News, Patient Information, Treatment

Marijuana has been used for the treatment of medical conditions for over 4000 years. The medical use of marijuana is currently a hotly debated topic. There are some anecdotal reports of patients using marijuana to treat seizures. The popular media has recently run stories about patients using marijuana for their epilepsy. Some patients describe that marijuana improves…

April 11, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Featured Topics, News, Patient Information

ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS Head trauma is one of the most commonly identified reasons that patients develop epilepsy. Most studies suggest that approximately 6% of patients with epilepsy have TBI as the cause. The more severe the head trauma, the higher the risk of developing epilepsy. For example, patients with penetrating brain injury have a 53% chance…

December 19, 2011 · by · News

[youtube][/youtube] Dr. Mary Dunn, our consulting neurosurgeon here at Minnesota Epilepsy Group talks about brain surgery and the use of Magnetic Source Imaging (MSI)/BrainLAB stereo-tactic navigation.

November 14, 2011 · by · News

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation is asking everyone to Get Seizure Smart. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota supports the 60,000 Minnesotans & North Dakotans living with epilepsy. Visit to find out get involved with Epilepsy Awareness and help those with epilepsy.

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