New Patient Paperwork
Some people with seizures will respond well to medication and may go on to live seizure-free for years or even a lifetime.
Routine and Prolonged EEG Studies
An EEG is an important step in diagnosing and treating people with seizures.
After a routine EEG is performed, additional testing may be required.
Selection and Management of VNS patients
After trying multiple medications, some patients will still continue to have uncontrolled seizures.
NEW PATIENT PAPERWORK
We currently accept most major insurances including Medicare. Please contact our office to find out if you are in-network.
EPILEPSY PATIENT EDUCATION
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Epilepsy is a neurological condition caused by an abnormal electrical brain activity resulting in recurrent unprovoked seizures.
A seizure is a change in sensation, awareness, or behavior brought about by an electrical disturbance in the brain
Seizures usually present with either focal or generalized symptoms and often are associated with alteration of awareness or complete loss of consciousness accompanied by stiffening or jerking of extremities.
Epilepsy can result from a birth defect, head injury, brain tumor, infection, stroke and other conditions that afflict the brain. It can also be genetic in origin. The majority of patients with epilepsy have no identifiable cause.
In the US it is estimated that approximately 2.7 million people suffers from epilepsy. Approximately 65-70% of these patients are well-controlled on medical therapy. The patients who continued to have breakthrough seizures despite being tried on at least properly chosen and dosed medications are considered to have refractory epilepsy (Drug Resistant Epilepsy).
There are multiple different anti-epileptic medications available to control seizures. The patients who continued to have breakthrough seizures despite appropriate medication therapy can be sometimes a candidate for epilepsy surgery which may improve seizure outcome dramatically.
-Dr. Ahmed Sadek
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Epilepsy Association of Central FL
International League Against Epilepsy
Eplepsia (THE ILAE Journal)