The Epilepsy Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas provides clinical services to help control seizures and improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by epilepsy. Medical staff physicians specializing in the treatment of epilepsy offer specialized diagnostic capabilities and surgical treatments for patients with complex and difficult-to-control seizures.
An interdisciplinary team is led by medical staff physicians such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and neuroradiologists. It also includes a program coordinator to facilitate all aspects of a patient's stay, pharmacologists, electroneurodiagnostic technologists, social workers and epilepsy nurses who work together and develop individualized care plans for patients.
Patients' seizures can be controlled with medication, but in some cases, other care options may be necessary. The Epilepsy Program offers advanced neurology and neurosurgery services; nerve stimulation therapy, which involves implanting a generator under the skin and electrodes on the neck to reduce the frequency of seizures; and the Gamma Knife, a minimally invasive technique that shows promise for the control of some types of epileptic seizures.
Support for Our Patient
Because caring for epilepsy is a long-term process, medical staff physicians and employees of the Epilepsy Program watch each patient's progress and make adjustments to care plans as needed. In addition, social workers and other members of the epilepsy team work closely with the regional chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater North Texas to provide education and support groups for patients, their families and caregivers.
For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).