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Epilepsy

Leading Epilepsy Diagnosis & Treatment in the Southwest

Welcome to Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences Epilepsy Program, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures in patients of all ages.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures that can be caused by different conditions that affect a person’s brain. It is the second most common neurological disorder after stroke, affecting over three million Americans. Many people have not been able to control their seizures with medication and often feel they must accept this quality of life without knowing there are other treatment options.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Team

The epileptologists at UTHealth Neurosciences, affiliated with Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences, are board-certified neurologists with fellowship training in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. They, along with the comprehensive team of renowned neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, dedicated nurses and EEG technicians develop an individualized treatment plan aimed toward achieving seizure freedom and improving quality of life. For more than a decade, the team has been involved in research related to multiple epilepsy treatments approved in the United States to date, including a number of drug and intravenous therapies, responsive neurostimulation (RNS) therapy, and robotic stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG).

If you would like to speak to a neurologist or neurosurgeon about epilepsy, please click below and use the online tool to help us contact you.

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Conditions

  • Generalized seizures
  • Focal seizures
  • Multiregional seizures

Once an epilepsy diagnosis is made, our specialists offer the most advanced treatment options available. Because every case is different, our commitment to research offers each patient the most appropriate treatment available including:

If you have epilepsy that has not improved with two or more medications, the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences can help.

The Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Level 4 is the highest designation given by the NAEC.

NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to a neurologist or neurosurgeon about epilepsy, click the links below and use the online tool to help us contact you.