If your doctor thinks you have intractable epilepsy, he or she may
suggest that you visit a medical center that specializes in treating
intractable epilepsy. Stanford Heath Care is one of the leading
centers in the nation with a specialized Intractable Epilepsy Program
that treats the most difficult forms of intractable epilepsy.
The Intractable Epilepsy Program at Stanford offers innovative
treatment options, including surgery and brain 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:
Comprehensive video-EEG monitoring
structural MRI (3-Tesla and 7-Tesla)
EEG with 256 electrodes
Functional brain mapping using fMRI
and electrical brain stimulation