Choose a specialist in epilepsy and seizure care
About Epilepsy and Seizure Care
Living with epilepsy can be challenging -- from fear of seizures and falling to anxiety and stress. Our epilepsy specialists offer advanced care for epilepsy and seizures. If a brain condition is causing seizures or affecting your behavior, movement, or feelings, we can help. Our doctors work quickly to understand the care you need and to deliver care that’s right for you.
Advanced care for epilepsy
A seizure is a warning sign that something is wrong. Our neurology care teams are here to help with emergency care and ongoing care. We take the time to understand you and how your symptoms are affecting your life. And we listen and answer your questions. Then, we work with you on a care plan that’s right for you. We focus on treatments to help you manage your epilepsy and improve brain health.
Different conditions that affect your brain can cause epilepsy. Many times the cause is unknown. Some causes include:
- Brain tumor
- Central nervous system infection
- Traumatic brain injury or head injury
A network of specialists
Our doctors are part of our national network of specialists, sharing best practices and offering advanced treatment options, including minimally invasive neurosurgery, for more complex health conditions.
At many of our Ascension sites of care, we have dedicated epilepsy programs for children and adults and provide epilepsy monitoring tests. We create a treatment plan that adjusts to your needs as you get older. And we help children with epilepsy transition from pediatric care to adult care.
On the forefront of seizure care
Our doctors specialize in managing all types of epilepsy. Neurologists at Ascension sites of care are highly-trained in medication therapies for epilepsy. We offer minimally invasive procedures, including the vagus nerve stimulator, to help minimize the frequency of your seizures.
Emergency care for seizures
The warning signs of a seizure may not be obvious. A person may seem confused or be staring and become unaware of what’s going on around them. Other symptoms may include falling or shaking uncontrollably.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Getting the right care at the right time is critical for your health.
Frequently asked questions
How do I transition my child with epilepsy to adult care?
Our neurology care team helps your child transition from pediatric epilepsy care to an adult epilepsy treatment plan. We know that turning 18 and having epilepsy can be challenging. Our pediatric neurologists work with our brain and spine specialists to deliver care that’s right for your child and family.
How do I get a second opinion for epilepsy for myself or for my child?
Whether you or your family is dealing with a new diagnosis or deciding on a care plan, there's a lot to think about. If you are looking for a second opinion for yourself or your child, we are here for you. We match you or your child with the right neurologist or epilepsy specialist.