The Epilepsy Monitoring Program

Epilepsy Treatment

Monmouth neurologists may recommend a combination of treatments to treat seizures, depending on the type, frequency and severity of seizure activity, and the age and health of the patient. This includes utilization of surgical treatments and breakthroughs in medical treatment, which add promising options when conventional drug therapy is ineffective.

• Anti-seizure/Anti-epileptic Medication

Drug therapy is usually the first line of treatment to reduce seizure activity. Monmouth neurologists are aware of the most promising treatments for patients of all ages, and select treatment to minimize seizure activity as well as medication side effects. If medication regimens fail or are less than effective, surgery may be an option, depending on the location and type of seizure activity presented.

• Surgical Options For Treating Epilepsy

For patients who have not achieved effective seizure control with other treatments, the Neurosciences Institute at Monmouth offers hope for full seizure control. Neurosurgeons at the Monmouth work directly with neurologists, psychiatrists, neuroradiologists and referring physicians to determine the appropriateness of surgery for epileptic treatment. This includes comprehensive evaluation at our Epilepsy Monitoring Program with continuous EEG video monitoring and brain mapping—identifying the precise location of seizure activity within the brain.

Our neurosurgeons not only perform conventional epilepsy procedures; they have pioneered techniques that provide new options for epilepsy control. Surgical options include:

Anterior Temporal Lobectomy – Removal or disconnection of brain tissue from sensitive areas to eliminate seizure activity

Implantation of Electrical Stimulation

Implantation of Seizure Control Devices. Vagus nerve stimulation can greatly reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. Our neurosurgeons are highly experience in implanting and adjusting the small device that functions as a pacemaker to normalize brain electrical activity.

To learn more about Epilepsy Monitoring services, please call 732-923-6839.