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The Epilepsy Program at UI Health is a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, and nurses highly specialized in the management of epilepsy.
Epilepsy is the fourth most-common neurological disease, affecting as many as one in 26 people in their lifetime. It is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Many people with epilepsy may have more than one type of seizure, and the specific diagnosis of the epilepsy type depends on type of seizure experienced, age of onset of seizures, genetic history, and possible presence of brain lesions.
Our Epilepsy Team works together to provide individualized treatment and management plans for every patient.
Recognized for Expertise in Epilepsy Care
UI Health is accredited as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers for expertise in evaluating, monitoring, and treating patients with complex epilepsy.
Our program also offers a dedicated clinic for women with epilepsy, lead by Dr. Anna Serafini. Epilepsy in women brings many issues that need to be addressed and discussed: Epilepsy and seizure drugs may affect birth control, hormone levels, and the female reproductive cycle, and seizures and medications also can have an effect on pregnancy. Dr. Serafini works closely with patients' primary care physicians and OB/GYNs to provide comprehensive care for all women with epilepsy.
State-of-the-Art Robotic Surgery
Our program is committed to providing patients living with epilepsy a comprehensive care plan that not only meets their needs but can provide the best outcomes and quality of life possible. By utilizing an innovative cranial robotic guidance platform, our program can provide patients access to more options and solutions for their epilepsy care. Learn more about our robotic surgery services here.