Posts Tagged ‘epilepsy surgery’

July 11, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Epilepsy, Featured Topics, Patient Information

I would like to direct our readers towards an interesting study.  This study did very long-term follow-up on children who had surgery to control they’re seizures (Skirrow, Neurology, 2011). They looked at: seizure control intellectual function  (measured by neuropsychological testing before and after surgery) The study found that epilepsy surgery improved seizure control dramatically and many…

April 25, 2012 · by James White, MD · Education, Featured Topics, Patient Information

Epilepsy surgery should not be a “last-resort.” Epilepsy surgery is a proven method to improve and potentially completely control seizures in selected patients. Epilepsy surgery is considered in patients who have not had control of their seizures despite trials with 2 or more antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Epilepsy surgery can dramatically change a patient’s life. The…