New Treatments for Epilepsy
Are you struggling with your epilepsy and searching for new treatment options? At NSPC, our neurosurgeons and doctors understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies and advancements in medical procedures in order to improve your quality of life.
What should I expect from my epilepsy treatment?
In the beginning of any epilepsy treatment program, non-surgical options are explored first. In some cases, this can minimize or even prevent further seizure episodes. Your doctor will guide you through these dietary and lifestyle changes.
Many times eliminating triggers in your environment can greatly improve your chances of reducing and preventing your seizures. You might be put on anti-seizure medications in conjunction with lifestyle modifications, depending on the impact or success of those initial steps.
What happens if the first seizure treatments don’t work?
If you have already been through the above process and have not found adequate success, our surgeons will start the process of discussing surgical options with you. There are a variety of procedures depending on the type and source of your seizures. At our movement disorder center in New York, our epilepsy specialists will ensure you have a complete understanding of the options available to you.
What is the latest in epileptic seizure treatment?
Our epilepsy neurologist makes sure you benefit from any new research on epilepsy that can apply to your case. When the revolutionary neurostimulation device NeuroPace RNS® became FDA-approved, our own Dr. Brian Snyder became the first neurologist specializing in seizures on Long Island, NY to implant it. This type of medical procedure is just one of a variety of options our epilepsy specialists can go over with you when you come in for a consultation.
Here is a list of the types of procedures that you can expect as options when visiting our doctors who specialize in seizure prevention:
- Neurostimulation – Using the NeuroPace RNS®, this device sends pulses to the brain to stop abnormalities that cause the seizures.
- Vagal Nerve Stimulation – This less invasive procedure uses an electrode to balance the electrical activity in the brain.
- Corpus Callosotomy – A surgical procedure to separates the hemispheres of the brain, interrupting seizures that spread from one hemisphere to the other.
- Temporal Lobectomy (or amygdalohippocampectomy) – Removal of a part of the temporal lobe, where the seizure originates.
- Extratemporal Cortical Resection – The removal of any portion of the brain outside of the temporal lobe.
When exploring your choices, our surgeons will cover all the risks and benefits to make you feel confident and comfortable with your decision. Don’t continue to suffer from uncontrollable seizures, come in today and meet our dedicated team of epilepsy specialists.