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Advanced Epilepsy Surgery

Approximate Cost :On Request Duration : 3-10 Days

Epilepsy may be a condition that may be controlled in a very overwhelming majority of patients. However, 5-10% patients don't reach adequate seizure management despite trial of best anti-epileptic drug combos. Such patients area unit classified as having refractory or unmalleable encephalopathy. These patients need special analysis for treatments apart from medical management alone.

Advanced Surgical Procedures for Management of Epilepsy

Advanced Surgical ProceduresDepending on the particular clinical situation, one of the following surgical procedures is chosen by the Medical team at our affiliate hospital. These operations either aim to resect the disease area of the brain, to disconnect it from other areas so as to relieve the seizures, or to lessen their impact.

  • Anteromedial Temporal Lobectomy
  • Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy
  • Electrocorticography guided Resections
  • Multiple Subpial transections
  • Quadrantic Resections
  • Multilobar Resections
  • Functional Hemispherotomy
  • Vagal Nerve stimulation
  • Radiosurgery (selected cases)

Frequently asked questions about Epilepsy

Q.What is epilepsy surgery?

Epilepsy surgery may be a special reasonably surgical process whereby the tiny a part of brain that is answerable for uncontrolled encephalopathy will be safely removed while not inflicting any hurt.

Q.What can be done for medically refractory epilepsy?

These patients definitely require pre-surgical evaluation for the possibility of surgery to control their seizures.
To establish the diagnosis of epileptic seizure
Define the kind of epilepsy
Define the area of brain responsible for the seizures
Evaluate for any abnormal area on special MRI
Select ideal surgical candidates with very good correlation
Ensure that the surgery will not result in disabling neuro-psychological deficits, by carrying this out at a dedicated Epilepsy Centre.

Q.What is presurgical evaluation?

Pre-surgical evaluation includes Video-EEG monitoring, MRI Brain (epilepsy protocol), PET/SPECT -in selected cases, neuropsychological evaluation and psychiatric evaluation in selected cases. Once the work-up is over, this data is discussed in multidisciplinary patient management conference which includes epileptologist, neurosurgeon, neuro-radiologist , neuro-psychiatrist etc.