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Epilepsy Treatment

26 Apr

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LivaNova VNS Therapy

April 26, 2014 | By |

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of treatment in which short bursts of electrical energy are directed into the brain via the vagus nerve, a large nerve in the neck. The energy comes from a battery, about the size of a silver dollar, which is surgically implanted under the skin, usually on the chest. Read More

02 Jun

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NeuroPace RNS System

June 2, 2015 | By |

Responsive neurostimulation is a new approach to treating medically uncontrolled partial onset seizures.  The RNS® System is the first device to provide responsive neurostimulation, automatically monitoring brain signals and providing stimulation to abnormal electrical brain events just when it is needed.

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23 Jul

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Medtronic DBS Therapy

July 23, 2019 | By |

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Epilepsy may improve your quality of life. DBS requires a neurosurgeon to place electrodes in a specific area (“target”) of the brain. The electrodes provide stimulation directly to the brain to help stop the spread of seizures.

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23 Jul

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LITT (Thermal Ablation)

July 23, 2019 | By |

Thermal ablation is also called laser interstitial thermal therapy or LITT procedure. It is a less invasive surgery option for some people with epilepsy. LITT uses laser technology to deliver a set amount of energy to a specific brain region. The laser energy changes into thermal energy and can remove or destroy the brain cells causing the seizures (commonly called seizure focus).

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26 Apr

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Medication

April 26, 2014 | By |

Most epilepsy medicines are taken by mouth. The doctor’s choice of which drug to prescribe depends on what kind of seizure a person is having. People react to medicines in different ways. Some experience side effects, others may not. Read More

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Types of Surgery

April 26, 2014 | By |

When AEDs fail to control or reduce seizures, surgery on the brain may be considered. Although some of the techniques are recent, surgical removal of seizure-producing areas of the brain has been an accepted form of treatment for more than 50 years. Read More

26 Apr

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Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2014 | By |

Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting. Normally, our bodies run on energy from glucose, which we get from food. We can’t store large amounts of glucose, however. We only have about a 24-hour supply. When a child has no food for 24 hours – which is the way the diet begins, usually in a hospital – he or she uses up all the stored glucose. Read More