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Epilepsy

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 lifetimes. 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.


NAEC LogoRecognized 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. 



MEET THE DIRECTOR


Featured Provider Anna Serafini
Dr. Anna Serafini is the medical director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at UI Health. Dr. Serafini specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. Her clinical interests and research focuses are on identifying the source of a patient's seizures, and epilepsy surgery. Dr. Serafini also has a particular interest in women's epilepsy issues, including contraception complications and the management of seizures and antiepileptic medications during pregnancy. Her expertise in the treatment of complicated and drug-resistant epilepsy includes training in Italy and France.



CONTACT US


Our Location
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 4E

1801 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Directions

To schedule an appointment, please call 312.355.0510.

To transfer a patient to UI Health, please call 855.455.IPAL (4725).