Epilepsy care

Pediatric neurologists at Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Ascension Seton deliver personalized care for children with epilepsy.

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Pediatric epilepsy care at Dell Children's

Seizures and epilepsy can affect the daily life of your child and your family. Neurologists at Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Ascension Seton have the expertise to diagnose, treat and help manage your child’s seizures. The Level IV Epilepsy Center at Dell Children's provides the most advanced epilepsy monitoring and treatments, including advanced surgical care if needed. And, our care doesn’t end when your child turns 18 — we help your child manage their epilepsy into adulthood at Ascension Seton. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.

A multidisciplinary approach to care

The Dell Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center has been recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy. This designation is reserved for programs that meet the highest standards for providing the most complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment.

The Dell Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center care team excels in the medical, dietary, and surgical management of children and adolescents with epilepsy. Our team is also capable of addressing the full range of neurological, neuropsychological, and psychosocial needs in children and adolescents with seizures and epilepsy. We understand epilepsy is complex and there are many different types of epilepsy that can develop at any age, which is why we do not limit our care to medications or surgery but may recommend a combination of treatment approaches unique to your child’s situation.

Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning your child will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric epileptologists have extensive experience treating conditions of the central nervous system in children of all ages and work alongside a team of pediatric neuroscience experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, physician assistants, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physiatrists, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, nurses, advanced practice providers, EEG/MEG technologists, social workers, psychologists, child life specialists, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, and more, providing unparalleled care for patients and their families every step of the way. We also collaborate closely with referring physicians, pediatricians, and other partners in the community to schedule and coordinate any additional care services your child may need.

  • Multidisciplinary clinics
    • Clínica de epilepsia en español (Epilepsy Clinic for Spanish Speakers)
    • Genetic epilepsy clinic
    • Infant epilepsy clinic
    • International epilepsy clinic
    • Ketogenic therapies clinic
    • New onset seizure clinic
    • Psychogenic nonepileptic events clinic
    • Surgical epilepsy clinic
    • Tuberous sclerosis clinicsy
  • Conditions we diagnose and treat
    • Absence seizures
    • Atonic seizures
    • Autoimmune epilepsy
    • Clonic seizures
    • Focal seizures
    • Generalized seizures
    • Genetic epilepsy (e.g., Dravet Syndrome, Lennox Gastaut, Sturge-Weber, Tuberous Sclerosis, and other epilepsy syndromes)
    • Infantile spasms
    • Intractable/drug-resistant seizures
    • Metabolic epilepsy
    • Myoclonic seizures
    • Neonatal seizures
    • New onset seizures
    • Psychogenic nonepileptic events (PNEE)
    • Status epilepticus
    • Structural epilepsy
    • Tonic-clonic seizures
    • Tonic seizures
    • Unknown onset seizures
  • Services we provide
    • Antiepileptic drug therapy (AED)
    • Evoked potentials
    • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
    • Ketogenic diet (KGD)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Magnetoencephalogram (MEG)
    • Neuropsychological testing
    • Palliative surgery options
    • Positive Emission Tomography (PET)
    • Resective surgery options
    • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) (Subtraction of Ictal-Interictal SPECT Co-Registered to MRI (SISCOM))
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
    • Video EEG
    • Wada test

Research studies

Find out more about research study enrollment opportunities for children with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Pediatric neurosciences backed by research

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s is a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.

One of a kind

The Dell Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center is the only dedicated pediatric epilepsy center in Central Texas.

Advanced brain and spine care

Whether your child has epilepsy, ongoing headache pain, hydrocephalus, scoliosis or another neurology need, our specialists are here for them.

Epilepsy monitoring unit

Our center houses the only dedicated pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit in Central Texas.

Epilepsy care