Epilepsy Program

Inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

More than 500 patients are admitted to the Stanford Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) each year for seizure evaluation using the latest technologies, including intracranial video-electroencephalogram (EEG). Inpatient video-EEG monitoring involves a longer EEG, together with video and sound recording, extra EEG channels and computerized capture of pathological EEG patterns.

Inpatient intracranial video-EEG monitoring is used to:

Information for patients scheduled for admission to the EMU

Patients with intractable epilepsy

If you are experiencing intractable epilepsy, and the video-EEG monitoring suggests a single source in the brain for your seizures, you may be a good candidate for epilepsy surgery which offers the best outcome in terms of seizure freedom.

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