Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment

Memorial Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 program, a designation for programs offering the highest level of comprehensive and specialized care. We diagnose, treat and help you manage:
  • Epilepsy
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Seizures and seizure disorders
  • Status epilepticus
  • Other clinically complex neurological conditions

Our Services

Our epilepsy treatment approach includes:

  • Diet
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Medications
  • Neurostimulation devices, including vagal nerve stimulation and the newly approved Neuropace, a leading-edge technology that can detect and terminate seizures by using a sophisticated brain stimulation approach

NeuroPace

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NeuroPace, a small battery-powered device implanted in the skull, records electrical activity in the brain and sends electrical impulses to the brain to prevent seizures. We were the first center in South Florida to perform the NeuroPace surgery and are now one of just a few centers in the nation to provide this everyday extraordinary treatment.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

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Our epilepsy monitoring unit uses a sophisticated computer monitoring system to record the brain activity of patients who have epilepsy. Patients are observed in a comfortable setting, often with family members present, round the clock for several days. Our expert physicians study this information to pinpoint seizures and create individualized treatment plans.

 

 

Number of Patients Treated

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options

  • Aggressive treatment of status epilepticus
  • Brain mapping for eloquent brain cortex localization
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Genetic testing
  • Intracranial monitoring for difficult-to-treat epilepsy
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Localization of epileptic focus
  • Pre-surgical planning for intractable epilepsy
  • Management of epilepsy in special populations (e.g., women, elderly, children, developmentally disabled and individuals with multiple medical problems)
  • Management of non-epileptic psychogenic events
  • Management of status epilepticus and seizures in hospitalized patients
  • Management of women with epilepsy during pregnancy, including pre-pregnancy counseling
  • Neuropsychology evaluation
  • Vagal nerve stimulation (FDA approved)

Surgical Capabilities

  • Corpus callosotomy
  • Lesional and nonlesional extra-temporal lobe epilepsy
  • NeuroPace implantation and programming
  • Partial hemispherectomy
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS)