Epilepsy & Seizures
Internationally known for clinical excellence and cutting-edge research, we provide promising treatment options for adult and pediatric patients. Our program was one of the nation's first, and has evolved into one of the most active and advanced in the world.Yale is internationally recognized as a leader in innovative treatment for medically intractable and new onset epilepsy.
We treat patients in outpatient settings, at a six-bed adult epilepsy monitoring unit, a two-bed pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit, and a technologically advanced operating suite. We are also equipped with state-of-the-art technology for continuous brain and video monitoring of seizures in children and infants.
We evaluate patients in phases to precisely determine concordance of electrophysiology, cognitive testing, history, as well as physical and neurological examination with advanced imaging, using MRI, SPECT, and PET techniques. Doctors treat each surgical patient as an individual, determining which procedure or combination of procedures is appropriate.