The Children's Epilepsy Center

Epilepsy
High-Quality Diagnosis and Treatment
of Kids by Pediatric Experts

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. Learn more about epilepsy and treatment options.

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.

National Recognition

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.

Accredited EEG Lab

EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG)Our EEG lab is accredited by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG), which means we perform EEGs to the highest standards.

We are the second hospital in Georgia and the eleventh pediatric hospital in the country to achieve accreditation.

Video: Your Child's EEG at Children's

Your Child's EEG at Children'sView

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures the electrical activity in the brain, also know as "brain waves". 

 

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Thanks to generous philanthropic support, the Children's Epilepsy Center now has 13 state-of-the-art, all-digital, video-monitored bed units for epilepsy patients, making it one of the largest and busiest pediatric units in the country.

 
     
 
NeurosciencesOutcomes
    Improving Care for our Patients
    BMT Volumes and OutcomesWe keep track of our patient volumes and outcomes so we can continue to improve. We have more pediatric neurological and neurosurgical inpatients than other children's hospitals in the country.
 
     

1 CDC 2012. Epilepsy in Adults and Access to Care — United States, 2010. MMWR 61(45);909-913.

2 National Survey of Children's Health. NSCH 2007. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website. Retrieved [1/12/2013] from www.childhealthdata.org.