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A license for freedom

Roxane Duncan has a license for freedom 

Ask any teenager, and he or she will tell you a driver's license is a big deal. It represents freedom and independence. At 50, Roxane Duncan is finally ready to experience that freedom that so many people take for granted. Read more.

Epilepsy

For many people with epilepsy, medications alone can control seizures. However, for a significant number, the medications either do not provide the needed control or create side effects that are intolerable. We provide the full range of treatment options.

Epilepsy is a condition that occurs when the brain's nerve cells fire abnormal electrical charges. Approximately 200,000 people are diagnosed with this condition each year, and more than 3 million Americans are affected by it.

Our team of specialists provides seamless inpatient and outpatient care for adolescents and adults, including pregnant women. We coordinate treatment and care between each patient's entire care team, including epilepsy specialists, clinical pharmacists, advanced practice nurses and other specialists.

Delivering the highest level of care

Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is one of only about 100 healthcare facilities nationwide designated a Level 4 Epilepsy Center – the industry standard for epilepsy care.This designation means we can provide the highest level of medical and surgical treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

We approach the diagnosis and treatment of such cases with a multidisciplinary team that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners. The surgical epilepsy program offers a range of advanced monitoring and therapeutic options, including:

  • Noninvasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery
  • Surgery to remove the area of the brain that is causing seizures
  • Implantation of a nerve stimulator

Surgical patients are monitored in the 24-hour video EEG suites where specially trained nurses and physicians can assess their progress around-the-clock.