Epilepsy

Comprehensive, Compassionate Care for Patients with Epilepsy

University Hospitals is a National Association of Epilepsy Centers Tier 4 treatment center—the highest designation for epilepsy care. Our board-certified neurology team provides innovative, individualized care for even the most complex seizure disorders. We strive to provide each patient with a fast, accurate diagnosis, access to the most advanced and innovative treatments and a greatly improved quality of life.


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To schedule an appointment with a University Hospitals epilepsy specialist, call 216-844-2724.

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Understanding Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders

The brain uses small amounts of electricity to tell other parts of the brain and the body what to do. Sometimes, for reasons we do not fully understand, there is a sudden large burst of electricity in the brain, which interrupts the brain’s normal activities, causing convulsions, a change in the level of alertness or loss of consciousness. This event is called a seizure.

Many illnesses or injuries can cause a single seizure. However, when seizures occur repeatedly for unknown reasons or because of an underlying medical condition that cannot be corrected, the condition is known as epilepsy.

In about 60 percent of cases, the cause of epilepsy is idiopathic or unknown. In other cases, the origin of seizures may be linked to head injuries, infections such as meningitis or encephalitis, genetic or congenital conditions, exposure to environmental toxins, stroke or brain tumor.

The World’s Most Advanced Neurostimulation System for the Treatment of Epilepsy

Now being offered at University Hospitals, the NeuroPace® RNS® System is is the next generation of implantable devices for seizure management that has shown significant seizure reduction and improved quality of life in clinical studies.

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Early Diagnosis is Crucial for an Optimal Outcome

If you or your loved one has had a seizure, it is very important to consult with a UH epileptologist (epilepsy specialist) right away. Our knowledgeable team has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and the experience and expertise to care for your specific needs. In addition, our experts are committed to staying on top of new developments to make sure the epilepsy treatments we offer are based on the latest science and most likely to help our patients live a comfortable and fulfilling life.

We also have a dedicated team focused on pediatric epilepsy to make sure we meet the unique needs of children of all ages.

Epilepsy Classification Research

Our epilepsy clinical research team has released their findings regarding the classification of types of epilepsy.

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