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Pediatric Epilepsy

Advanced Care for Children with Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders

At the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of epilepsy specialists use a variety of proven methods to treat young patients with seizure disorders.

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To schedule an appointment with a UH Rainbow pediatric epileptologist, call 216-844-6644.

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A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Epilepsy

Epilepsy requires aggressive, integrated care. Our experts include board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and advance practice epilepsy nurses who work closely with a coordinated team of pediatricians with advanced training in every pediatric subspecialty, including:

  • Neonatology
  • Neuropsychology and psychiatry
  • Developmental and behavioral medicine
  • Radiology
  • Child Life

Our teams also work closely with specialists at the acclaimed Neurological Institute Epilepsy Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

And, families have access to a pediatric epilepsy coordinator, who helps with physician referrals and appointments and provides one-on-one education to families, nurses and schools, and child life specialists, who explain all procedures to families and children in order to reduce stress.

A Full Spectrum of Treatment Options

In many cases it is possible to stop seizures or significantly reduce their frequency through a variety of advanced medical and surgical therapies, in some cases well before they are widely available. For example, UH Rainbow now offers a new, innovative medical therapy for infantile spasms, which typically affect a baby in the first months of life. The treatment can often cure this disorder if it is given within a certain window of time.

The treatments we recommend will be determined by the type of seizure with which your child has been diagnosed. Some of the advanced treatments options available at the Pediatric Epilepsy Center include:

Support for Families Dealing with Epilepsy

An epilepsy diagnosis and all the test and procedures that go with it can be overwhelming to families, so it is important for them to know that they are not alone.

The Pediatric Epilepsy Support Group gives families the opportunity to connect with others who are facing the same difficulties, share their stories and get advice. This network of support can help children and their families face the struggles of epilepsy with strength and hope. Meetings of the support group are held regularly at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and are coordinately by our pediatric epilepsy staff.

Your child’s health is important. Get expert care.

To schedule an appointment with a UH Rainbow pediatric epileptologist, call 216-286-6644.