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Epilepsy Center

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Shannon underwent epilepsy focus mapping in 2010. Read her story.

Improving lives – one child at a time.

The Epilepsy Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Brain Care Institute is a nationally recognized joint effort of Children’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Epilepsy Center. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) designates Children's Hospital's as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center.

Children’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, or EMU, is one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the nation. Each of the eight private rooms in the EMU is fully equipped with state-of-the-art EEG equipment, video monitors, and intercoms to ensure instant communication with the EMU technicians and nurses.

Together, a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals from Child Neurology, Neurosurgery, Adult Neurology, Neuro-Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Nuclear Medicine Testing, and Neurophysiology provide high-quality care for children with all types of seizures and seizure disorders. In addition, the Epilepsy Center is the only center in the region that provides comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment options for children with hard-to-manage, or intractable, epilepsy.

To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, contact us at 412-692-7833.

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Last Update
November 27, 2013
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