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Epilepsy Program

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Posted 10/13/2014

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Freeing a patient from seizures isn't a hope, it's an expectation at The Nebraska Medical Center. The hospital is home to the region's only level four epilepsy program. To qualify as a level four designated epilepsy center, the hospital provides the most complex forms of intensive evaluation, medical treatment options and a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.

No two cases of epilepsy are the same. Some cases may be managed with medications. Other epilepsy patients may require surgery. The four-phase approach to evaluation and treatment allows for the most complete understanding of the origin of the seizure and leads to the best course of treatment for each patient.

Drs. Deepak Madhavan and Michele Aizenberg explain the process of monitoring patients' seizures and the different ways they can be treated. Dr. Madhavan explains the importance of the MEG (Magnetoencephalograph) scanner, a painless new diagnostic tool which gives physicians and surgeons a entirely new level of detail when mapping the brain and pinpointing the exact location of a seizure's origin.

The medical center is one of a very small number of American hospitals to use the MEG in clinical applications.

Dr. Aizenberg describes the precise surgical methods used to free patients from seizures; even patients who've struggled with epilepsy or seizure disorders their entire lives.

To learn more about the MEG Center at The Nebraska Medical Center, visit http://www.nebraskamed.com/Neuro/MEG-Center. For more information about epilepsy care and treatment at The Nebraska Medical Center, visit http://www.nebraskamed.com/Neuro/Epilepsy/Services-Treatment or call 1-800-922-0000.