What is the only surgery cures Generalized epilepsy?

Surgery for epilepsy. A vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a treatment that has been approved by the FDA for "partial-onset epilepsy" but not for generalized epilepsy. Other surgeries can aim at cutting off the nerve pathways involved in the seizure or removing a part of the brain that is the souce of seizure activity. These treatment options depend on the individual and best decided in a discussion with your neurologist.

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Taking Lamotrigine for Generalized epilepsy failed and the side effects making me ill is the surgery a alternative.

Epilepsy surgery. Surgery for epilepsy is worth considering for people who have failed two or more medicine treatments. It requires careful testing to ascertain if the source of the seizures is a single focus. Epilepsy surgery centers often will look after this. Perhaps the medicine lamotrigine did not help you, but another regimen would? Read more...

Is brain surgery successful for Generalized epilepsy?

Yes it is. Though numbers are better when surgery is employed in focal epilepsies, generalized seizures are successfully treated using techniques such as implanted vagal stimulators and corpus callosum sections. It is even true that some cases of generalized epilepsy are recognized as focal after such surgeries are performed. In carefully chosen cases I believe outcomes are very good. Read more...

What are the surgeries to remove the tissue in Generalized epilepsy?

Typically... None. Since there is no area which kicks off the seizure, we can't target something to remove. Even corpus callosotomy is for partial onset with rapid spread...Not generalized. . Read more...
Seizure surgery. There are a variety of surgeries to control seizures including vagal nerve stimulation. Surgery is not an option unless medications fail to effectively reduce or eliminate the seizures. The next step is noninvasive and possibly invasive monitoring to determine a surgical option. Each case is highly specific and should be discussed with the neurologist and neurosurgeon in a team approach. Read more...