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Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Monitoring Unit - 7th floor, Tanner Building
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222

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Epilepsy Program
Treatment

There are many treatment options to reduce seizures and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy. After careful evaluation, an individualized treatment program is formulated for the best possible seizure control. Our team specializes in treating the most complex cases of epilepsy with the following treatment options:
 
  • Medical Treatment: Frequently, it is possible to reduce or stop seizures with anti-epileptic medications.  Many patients who have uncontrolled seizures with standard medications can now be helped using anti-convulsants, as well as new drugs currently being evaluated in clinical trials.
  • Surgical Treatment: When medical treatments are not effectively controlling seizures, patients with refractory epilepsy undergo an extensive evaluation to determine if surgery is a recommended option. Surgeries performed include temporal lobectomies, lesionectomies, epilepsy surgery with invasive video EEG (subdural grids or stereotactic   depth EEG electrodes) evaluation and implantation of the vagal nerve stimulator.
  • Specialized Diets: Specialized diets have been shown to reduce seizures in many patients. Our epileptologists and specially trained dietician plan and monitor the diets which include the ketogenic diet, the Atkins diet, and the low-glycemic index diet.