New Advances in Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment
Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Determining the cause of a patient’s epilepsy and qualifying the nature of the disorder are both crucial to planning the most effective treatment options. New advances in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment, such as robotic stereo EEG and laser ablation, now provide physicians with an an even greater set of tools to care for patients with epilepsy.
These new minimally invasive procedures can cause less disruption to the surrounding tissues, potentially resulting in faster recovery compared to the standard open surgical procedures. Potential benefits may include smaller incisions, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to work and activities.
We invite you to view this presentation to learn more about how Mischer Neuroscience Institute is using these innovative tools.
- Advancements in Diagnosis
- Robotic Stereo EEG
- Laser Ablation
About the Host
Nitin Tandon, M.D.
- Fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon who is an expert in the surgical management of medically refractory epilepsy as well as functional mapping and resection of intrinsic brain tumors.
- Serves as Chief of the Epilepsy Surgery Program at the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center and Professor of Neurosurgery at UTHealth Medical School.
- He has co-authored many studies, which have been published in top scientific journals, and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Society for Neuroscience and the American Epilepsy Society. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences and also directs an active research effort.