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EPILEPSY PATIENT EDUCATION

New Patient Paperwork
If you have already scheduled your new patient appointment, please bring a completed copy of your NEW PATIENT PAPERWORK to your initial appointment.

Insurance Information
We currently accept most major insurances including Medicare. Please contact our office, at 407-704-8510, to find out if you are in-network.

Resources
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Epilepsy Association of Central FL
Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Advocate
International League Against Epilepsy
Eplepsia (THE ILAE Journal)

 

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 United States it is estimated that approximately 3.4 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 H. Sadek

  

Epilepsy Patient Education
Purple Day Kickoff Webinar
Living with Epilepsy
VNS Therapy