About 1-2% of the world's population has epilepsy, and in most cases, seizures can be well-controlled with anti-epileptic medications. However, a percentage of patients with epilepsy struggle with seizures that cannot be controlled with medications. These are the potential candidates for surgery. G. Rees Cosgrove, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses surgical treatment and intervention options for epilepsy.
The Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers state of the art clinical diagnostics, treatment and chronic care for people with epilepsy. The multidisciplinary program brings together neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurse specialists and electroencephalography (EEG) technologists, all with special training and expertise in epilepsy.
Learn more about epilepsy care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.