Epilepsy management and care
Sparks Health System offers state-of-the-art care for those with epileptic seizure disorders. Our neurologists and other specialized doctors have the expertise and advanced diagnostic technology to develop a treatment plan for long-term management. Our neurologic professionals work closely with each patient to determine the most appropriate treatment for them.
Anti-seizure medications are the most common treatment approach and can help control the frequency and severity of epileptic seizures. When medical management is insufficient, doctors may suggest a surgical approach such as:
- Regulating the electrical activity of the brain through a small pacemaker device called a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS). The battery-operated device, which is placed under the skin by the vagus nerve, sends electrical impulses to block seizure-producing electrical activity in the brain.
- Removing the area of the brain that is the source of the seizures.
Although each person’s epilepsy care plan is customized to meet their unique needs, the goal is the same for all our patients: to improve their well-being and quality of life.