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Epilepsy Centers Receive Prestigious National Designation


The Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center have been once again been named Level 4 specialized epilepsy centers by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The Level 4 designation is the highest given by the NAEC and identifies those centers that offer the broadest range of complex medical and surgical treatments for epilepsy.

"We are pleased to once again to be among the best academic medical centers in the country to receive this prestigious designation. The Adult and Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers have been in the forefront providing specialized epilepsy care to individuals throughout New Jersey for many years," said Eric B. Geller, M.D., Director of the Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. "As a result, our patients have access to a highly-specialized team of health care professionals and the most advanced medical and surgical diagnostic treatment options for epilepsy and other disorders including an expertise in treating epilepsy with neurostimulation. Our team cares for people with epilepsy who have a wide range of complicating issues, including medical conditions, pregnancy, and developmental disabilities," he continued.

According to the NAEC guidelines, fourth-level epilepsy centers serve as a regional or national referral facility. They provide the most complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. They also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 973-322-7580.

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