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In 1989 i had surgery to remove an abcess from my brain. 9 yrs later seizures began and now 2014 scar issue removing surgery is an option. Good idea?

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In brief: Potential option

Depends upon frequency and intensity of your seizures, and whether your medications have been unsuccessful.
Surgery could potentially stabilize the process depending on brain location, but could backfire, and create additional problems. Would suggest you also consider a vagal nerve stimulator approach, but if surgery is an option, seek out additional opinions, especially from an epilepsy doc.

In brief: Potential option

Depends upon frequency and intensity of your seizures, and whether your medications have been unsuccessful.
Surgery could potentially stabilize the process depending on brain location, but could backfire, and create additional problems. Would suggest you also consider a vagal nerve stimulator approach, but if surgery is an option, seek out additional opinions, especially from an epilepsy doc.
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