Epilepsy & Seizures

Expert Care for Epilepsy and Seizure

We provide superior care to adults and children with epilepsy and related seizure disorders. A full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, medical treatments, surgical options and support are available to patients with epilepsy throughout our neuroscience programs.

A seizure (or fit) is a sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness, caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. A new onset seizure is defined as a seizure occurring in a patient who does not have a history of previous seizures or epilepsy. Epilepsy can be caused by stroke, dementia, brain injury, CNS Infections, congenital brain defects, brain tumors, abnormal blood vessels in the brain, and/or use of certain medications (including antidepressants, tramadol, cocaine, and amphetamines) Seizure patients need a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and prognosis of their seizures, and make the complex decisions about the most appropriate interventions to prevent future episodes and improve outcomes and quality of life. These are difficult decisions best made by certified epilepsy specialists and not during an emergency room visit.

To diagnose and treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders using video-electroencephalography (video-EEG) monitoring, visit The Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center.

Visit our Health Library for more information about Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders.

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