Neurosurgical treatments for epilepsy can reduce the frequency or intensity of seizures —and sometimes even stop them entirely. Most procedures involve removing the area of the brain where seizures take place or implanting a device in the brain. However, neurosurgical treatment is not without risks, and it’s not for every patient with epilepsy.
At the University of Miami Health System, our expert neurosurgeons use the latest surgical techniques to treat epilepsy. We work with you to determine if surgery could help improve your health and quality of life.
Why Choose UHealth?
Level 4 epilepsy center designation. As one of the National Association of Epilepsy Center’s designated level 4 epilepsy centers, the International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at University of Miami Hospital offers the highest level of diagnostic abilities and treatment options to eliminate your seizures. Our multidisciplinary specialists include epileptologists (experts in seizure disorders), neuropsychologists, and other professionals who work together to make sure you receive comprehensive care.
The latest epilepsy treatments. For more than 30 years, our epilepsy experts have been treating individuals with intractable epilepsy (seizures aren’t controlled with medicine). We’ve been active in the development of new techniques, including minimally invasive laser procedures, stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), responsive neurostimulation using the NeuroPace device, deep brain stimulation, and robotic procedures. Our specialists were involved in the first evaluation of vagal nerve stimulation to treat epilepsy. We continue to develop new approaches in the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Top-ranked neurosurgery team. Our neurosurgery program is nationally ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report. We are the leaders in the treatment and diagnosis of neurological conditions. Our knowledge, expertise, and commitment to patient care have earned us our reputation as a world-class research and medical center. That means we provide state-of-the-art treatment as well as superior follow-up care.
Surgical expertise. We see more than 14,000 patients each year and perform more than 4,000 surgeries. Our experienced neurosurgeons are consistently pioneering new treatments. From minimally invasive spine surgeries to awake craniotomies, we offer surgeries you can’t find anywhere else in the region.
Concierge service. Patients don’t have to figure it all out alone at UHealth. You’re assigned a concierge coordinator who is there for you and your family while you’re in our care. They connect you with other providers, walk you through the surgery process, and answer any questions you or your family may have.
Medical and technological advancements. We are on the cutting edge of neurosurgery with advanced technologies like robotics, 3D intraoperative imaging, and deep brain stimulation. As a patient at UHealth, you also have access to the innovative research and the latest clinical trials. You can count on getting the very best in neurological surgery and care.