Conditions & Treatments
Once an epilepsy diagnosis is made, we offer the most advanced treatment options available. For more than a decade, our team has been involved in research related to every epilepsy treatment approved in the United States to date, including a number of drug and intravenous therapies, and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy.
Carrie's seizures began after she fell from a grocery store shopping cart when she was 3 years old. After surgery as an adult atMischer Neuroscience Institute, she is seizure free.
Because every case is different, our commitment to research offers each patient the most appropriate treatment available, including:
The Mischer Neuroscience Institute was the first in the region to perform VNS implantation and is the leading program in the United States, performing the largest number of epilepsy surgeries on pediatric and adult patients in Houston.
But treating the condition is just one piece of the problem. At
the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, we go beyond the diagnosis and treatment of
epilepsy by counseling patients in learning to cope with their diagnosis.
Specialized counselors are on staff to ensure that recently
diagnosed patients have the emotional support they need, and Child Life
Specialists address the specific needs of our pediatric patients and their
The Epilepsy Support Group meets the
first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, 27th Floor, Suite 2730. [Map] Call (713) 222-CARE to register or for more information. You
can also sign up to receive future Mischer
Neuroscience Institute communications and Epilepsy Support Group announcements.
For more information about the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy
Program at Mischer Neuroscience Institute, or to schedule a consultation with
one of our physicians, please contact Jessica Johnson at (713) 500-5443
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