The goal of epilepsy treatment is to eliminate seizures without side effects from the therapies. While the disease can often be managed with medications, some patients find that the negative side effects outweigh the benefits. For these complex patients, Northwestern offers surgical options for eliminating seizures. The center also offers specialized care to meet the unique needs of women with epilepsy including an interdisciplinary clinic that allows for patients to consult with specialists in epilepsy, obstetrics and gynecology, family planning and clinical pharmacology all in one visit. Staffed by neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, specialized nurses, and certified EEG technologists, the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center brings the full resources of Northwestern Memorial and the Feinberg School to one location.
To learn more, visit the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center online.