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Can surgery control epilepsy?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Surgery is an alternative for some people whose seizures cannot be controlled by medications.

In brief: Yes

Surgery is an alternative for some people whose seizures cannot be controlled by medications.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
But usually reserved for those patients who seemly do not respond well to medication, and have convincing evidence for a focal origination of the activity.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excellent at times

In the patient who is an excellent candidate with a definable focus and no other medical complications there is excellent outcome possible.
In some centers there is up to 50% cure rate. At least another 25 to 30% can be so well controlled that they lead near normal lives. Some patients are too complex and can not improve with surgery. The problem is deciding who would really benefit.

In brief: Excellent at times

In the patient who is an excellent candidate with a definable focus and no other medical complications there is excellent outcome possible.
In some centers there is up to 50% cure rate. At least another 25 to 30% can be so well controlled that they lead near normal lives. Some patients are too complex and can not improve with surgery. The problem is deciding who would really benefit.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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