Collaborating for Excellent OutcomesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2.5 million people across the United States suffer from seizures caused by epilepsy. For patients across Texas struggling with the condition, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas offers an advanced monitoring unit focused on meeting the unique needs of this population.
Consisting of six hospital beds, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Texas Health Dallas is a Level IV Epilepsy Care Center that utilizes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to epilepsy diagnosis and care. The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit utilizes electroencephalography (EEG) video monitoring, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET) and 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3-T MRI) scans to identify the type of seizure. Once epilepsy is identified, treatment options ranging from medication to advanced resective brain surgeries can be used to manage the condition.
“The care provided within the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit revolves around the concept of teamwork,” says Mary Cudly, R.N., L.M.S.W., epilepsy program coordinator on staff at Texas Health Dallas. “The high caliber of services we offer results from the efforts of physicians, staff members and patients working together toward a common goal. Combining clinical expertise with input from the patient results in positive outcomes.”
For more information about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, call Mary Cudly at 214-345-4155 or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).