If you are living with epilepsy, we know the uncertainty of when a seizure might occur can cause stress. Our physicians, who are specialists in epilepsy, understand the uncertainty created by your seizures and are ready to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to achieve your best quality of life. Using the latest treatments, we work with you to develop a customized plan to keep your seizures under control.

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes recurring seizures because of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.


Seizures can vary significantly from one patient to the next. There are more than 30 types of epileptic seizures based on where they begin in the brain.

Seizures also can vary in terms of how much of the brain is affected. Partial seizures occur when the abnormal electrical impulse occurs in a limited area of the brain. General seizures happen when the electrical impulse spreads throughout the brain.

Seizure symptoms include:

  • Auras: Changes in taste, vision or hearing often herald an oncoming seizure
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Staring into the distance
  • Confusion
  • Jerking, twitching or other involuntary movements
  • Stiffening of the body

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Evaluation begins with a thorough exploration of your medical history, family history, epilepsy risk factors, and current and former medications. Your doctor may also suggest blood tests to look for infections or other conditions that could be linked to your seizures.

For a definitive diagnosis, our team uses EEG (electroencephalogram) to record your brain activity. For this painless test, small sensors will be attached to your scalp. The procedure helps us determine the type of epilepsy you have, as well as what may be triggering your seizures.

Other possible tests include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT), both of which can be used to take a closer look at your brain for lesions, tumors and other abnormalities that could be causing seizures.


Our goal is to help you achieve a seizure-free life, and our specialists understand that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach for treating epilepsy. Every patient is unique, so we will customize a plan that works for you using the latest treatments, including medications and surgery.

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