Epilepsy Program

Intractable Epilepsy Program

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The Intractable Epilepsy Program at Stanford offers innovative treatment options, including surgery and devices, for individuals with intractable epilepsy that cannot be controlled by medications. Some of these treatments offer greater precision than ever in targeting the seizure source, are only performed by the Stanford team and not available elsewhere in the world for individuals with intractable epilepsy.

Our multispecialty team of intractable epilepsy experts includes specialists in clinical epileptology, epilepsy nursing, epilepsy surgery, neuropsychology and neuroradiology. The team works together to conduct comprehensive evaluations to determine the right customized surgical plan for appropriate patients with intractable epilepsy.

Case reviews are conducted after your evaluation and regularly throughout the course of treatment by the team and information is provided to referring physicians.

Intractable epilepsy evaluations provide:

Intractable epilepsy treatment goals include:

Surgery candidates with intractable epilepsy

After evaluation, the lead doctor on your care team will share the findings with the rest of the epilepsy team in a weekly conference. A decision will be made by the group regarding whether you are a candidate for epilepsy surgery based on the following criteria:

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