Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers with its highest distinction level as a level 4 center, the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is ranked among the top comprehensive centers in the nation.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-6469 Getting Here
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Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Epilepsy

Expertise

Our nationally-recognized epilepsy team works together to develop a personalized treatment plan for you and provides care for more than 4,000 patients annually. Team members include epileptologists, epilepsy surgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists and nurses with extensive expertise in epilepsy.

Individuals with epilepsy that cannot be controlled by medications are referred to the Stanford Intractable Epilepsy Program. Patients with seizures that originate from a single source in the brain are evaluated for epilepsy surgery combined with brain mapping, offering greater precision than ever in removing the seizure source without causing impairments.

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For Patients

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International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

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650-723-6469

For Health Care Professionals

We will see patients with intractable epilepsy within two weeks of referral. Referring physicians can sometimes arrange a direct admission for video EEG monitoring.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Patients with difficult to treat epilepsy should be referred to a comprehensive epilepsy center for advanced diagnostic and treatment options. To refer a patient, fax a referral form to 650-725-0390.

Referrals include:

  • Patients with intractable epilepsy who have tried at least two different antiepileptic medications, but still suffer from seizures that affect their quality of life.
  • Patients who have disabling side effects from their seizure medicines.
  • Pregnant women with epilepsy or women with epilepsy who wish to become pregnant.
  • Patients with severe co-morbidities of epilepsy.
  • Patients who are difficult to diagnose or who may have one of the many imitators of epilepsy.
  • Any patient who might be a candidate for resective surgery or neuro-implantation to treat their epilepsy.

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