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:
The evidence about the origin of your seizures is overwhelming and there is no doubt that you will tolerate the epilepsy surgery. You will then be referred to a surgeon without needing any additional diagnostic procedures.
Surgery to remove the epileptic tissue is not safe for you. However, the team may consider a brain device, such as a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system, or an investigational device through a clinical trial.