At OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, we’re recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. This means we provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
Jennifer Casto had epilepsy seizures that worsened over time. But new technology used by OhioHealth neurosurgeons has kept her seizure free.
OhioHealth is helping to transform the way patients with epilepsy are treated using Visualase®, advanced MRI-guided laser ablation technology that is a new minimally invasive option when medications no longer are effective. The technology enables our neurosurgeons to precisely target and destroy problematic brain tissue that causes epileptic seizures through a tiny hole in the skull. It reduces hospital stays and defines a new standard of care for patients.
Our epileptologists are part of a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists who work together to determine the best treatment for you. They also work closely with your neurologist to help manage and monitor your seizures with medications.
Once our neurosurgeons have implanted a vagus nerve stimulator, our epileptologists work closely with your neurologist to monitor your response and manage stimulation levels.
Our epileptologists and maternal fetal medicine specialists together follow epilepsy patients who are pregnant or who want to become pregnant. This team provides patient consultations, coordination of care with obstetrics and management of seizure medications to keep you and your baby safe.
We consult with OhioHealth neuropsychologists and psychiatrists who provide diagnostic testing for the evaluation and treatment of intractable seizures. We also partner with the OhioHealth Behavioral Health team for treatment of depression and other psychiatric conditions if and when needed.
In our state-of-the-art inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, epileptologists monitor brain activity and determine cause of recurrent unprovoked seizures. Testing helps your doctor decide:
For more information, please talk with your physician or call the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at (614) 788.6656 with your questions.
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