Stanford Neuroscience is ranked among the best centers in the nation for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Our integrated team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and interventional neuroradiologists covers a wide range of conditions, from epilepsy to migraines. So no matter the condition, Stanford Health Care is here for you.
Just as a pacemaker controls heart rhythms, a new implantable device for the brain detects abnormal activity and corrects it – before a person with epilepsy experiences a seizure. This innovative device is called a neurostimulator, and it is a proven treatment option for adults who have disabling seizures that are not controlled by medication.
Once the doctor programs the device to detect and respond to a patient’s brain activity, the device automatically delivers targeted treatment when the patient needs it. It significantly reduces seizures, with continued improvement over time. Patients report better cognitive function, quality of life, and mood. It also eliminates the difficult side effects some patients experience on anti-seizure medications.