Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

What innovations in epilepsy treatment can we expect in the future?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses the innovations in epilepsy treatments. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

The newest epilepsy treatment is the response stimulation implant system. The procedure is only available in a few centers, but its use is growing. The treatment uses a device implanted directly in the brain. The device detects seizure activity and automatically stimulates the brain to stop the seizure.

New medicines are being tested. We have a lot of medicines today that weren't available even 10 years ago. There are more stimulus response systems being developed that are expected to be more targeted and with less side effects. Laser treatment is also being studied as an alternative to standard surgery.

Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute