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The goal for every pediatric patient with epilepsy is to stop all seizures. Ongoing seizures prevent full enjoyment and fulfillment in life. Many children with epilepsy can become seizure-free with medication, but for the one-third of children who don’t respond to medication, surgery may be an option.
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Our goal for each child with epilepsy is to stop seizures and improve quality of life. Frequent seizures prevent a child from enjoying and living a full life.
Many kids with epilepsy can become seizure-free with medicine. But for the one-third of children who don't respond to meds, surgery may be an option.
At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, kids with hard-to-control seizures have a thorough assessment to decide if epilepsy surgery will help.
At the Epilepsy Surgery Program, we strive to free every child from seizures so they can reach their fullest potential.
In epilepsy surgery, surgeons remove or place a stimulator on the part of the brain that is the source of your child's seizures.
The goal is to reduce or stop your child's seizures.
We might talk to you about surgery if your child's seizures don't respond to epilepsy drugs or if there is a structural brain problem causing seizures.
If epilepsy surgery is an option for your child but you want to learn more before you decide, we can help. We can connect you with other families who've been through the process.
Learn more about tests your child will need to decide if epilepsy surgery is an option.
The Epilepsy Surgery Program of the Brain Care Institute:
There are more effective treatments for childhood epilepsy now than ever before, but we believe we can still find more.
Our ongoing research includes new and exciting results that may lead to easier, more effective treatments with fewer side effects.
We also have early access to the latest:
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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