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Hi,is there a device for epilepsy alternative to medication.

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In cases where seizures are not completely controoed by medications or where the side effects of medication are intolerable, an implantable device called a vagus nerve stimulator can be used.
You need to consult an epilepsy specialist for more information.

In brief: Yes

In cases where seizures are not completely controoed by medications or where the side effects of medication are intolerable, an implantable device called a vagus nerve stimulator can be used.
You need to consult an epilepsy specialist for more information.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There is an electrical device called a Vagal Nerve Stimulator which is surgically inserted into the left upper chest and connects to the vagal nerve.
It acts like a medication, and may add to success over a period of time. Some people do very well.

In brief: Yes

There is an electrical device called a Vagal Nerve Stimulator which is surgically inserted into the left upper chest and connects to the vagal nerve.
It acts like a medication, and may add to success over a period of time. Some people do very well.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Implant

you can talk to a neurologist and see if a Vaal nerve stimulator is right for you.

In brief: Implant

you can talk to a neurologist and see if a Vaal nerve stimulator is right for you.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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