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.
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