Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery may be considered when seizures are not responding to medication. In general, people with resistant partial seizures are more likely candidates for epilepsy surgery than people who have generalised seizures. If the seizures are found to arise only from a single small part of the brain then this part may be removed to control the epilepsy.

However, anyone who is being considered for epilepsy surgery will have to undergo extensive investigations including EEG Video Telemetry, brain scans and special psychological tests before the surgery is performed.

Who can be helped by epilepsy surgery?

Some people's epilepsy is caused by a specific structural problem in part or parts of the brain. » read more


Surgery will be considered if:

The person has no other medical problem, which would make them unsuitable for this type of surgery. » read more

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