Epilepsy Surgery Program Treatments and Services

When medicine doesn't help control your child's seizures, epilepsy surgery might be an option.

At the Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital’s Brain Care Institute, you have access to all of the latest surgical treatments.

Our focus is to help your child enjoy a seizure-free life so they can achieve their goals.

Treatments for Even the Most Complex Epilepsy Cases

Our epilepsy surgery experts at Children’s Hospital have the skill and resources to manage even the most complex cases of epilepsy.

At the Epilepsy Surgery Program, we offer the following surgical treatment options for epilepsy:

Multidisciplinary Care for Your Child

At the Epilepsy Surgery Program of Children’s Hospital’s Brain Care Institute, no decision is made in isolation. Each child for whom epilepsy surgery is a consideration is discussed at a multidisciplinary conference where specialists from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, and Neuropsychology review all of the clinical and imaging data and decide on a treatment plan that will provide the most benefit for the child. 

This multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Epileptologists, or neurologists who specialize in epilepsy
  • Neurosurgeons who specialize in epilepsy surgery
  • Neurophysiologists
  • Neuroradiologists, or neuroimaging specialists
  • Pediatric neuropsychologists

Support for You and Your Family

If your child is having epilepsy surgery and you want to learn more, we can connect you with others who have been through the process.

Contact the Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital

Call 412-692-8717 or email epilepsysurgery@chp.edu to:

  • Refer a patient to the Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
  • Make an appointment.
  • Request an evaluation for a child or teen.