The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 2.3 million adults and 467,711 children (0-17 years of age) in the United States have epilepsy. Unlike adults, children and adolescents with seizure disorders undergo treatment during critical stages of their development.
Neurologists at Children’s recognize and treat the special needs of infants, children and adolescents with epilepsy (also known as a seizure disorder).
With the medical and surgical advances available today, most children with epilepsy are capable of remarkable physical recovery.
About Our Center
- The Children’s Epilepsy Center specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children with difficult to control epilepsy (also known as Refractory or Intractable Epilepsy).
- We care for approximately 2,500 pediatric epilepsy patients.
- Our physicians have completed extra certifications and training for epilepsy.
- We offer advanced technology to help control epileptic seizures with minimal side effects.
- We also use medical and surgical evaluation, as well as the Ketogenic Diet, based on the individual needs of each child.
- When a child is diagnosed with an illness, it affects every member of his family. Our center offers support groups for both parents and children who are dealing with epilepsy.
- In collaboration with Camp Twin Lakes, we offer Camp Carpe Diem for patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes us as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.