Patient Stories

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh's Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program is one of the largest and busiest centers in the country. Our surgeons and specialists have helped countless children, whose seizures could not be controlled with medication, live seizure-free.

Meet some of our patients whose lives have been improved by their experiences at UPMC Children’s.

Contact the Epilepsy Surgery Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or request an evaluation for a child or teen, contact us at 412-692-6928 or email

Jordan Blake began having seizures during puberty. He was diagnosed with epilepsy and cortical dysplasia. After years of failed medication treatment, he had brain surgery at UPMC Children’s. He has been seizure-free since.
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Neurosurgeons at UPMC Children’s performed life-changing less-invasive brain mapping and surgery to prevent epileptic seizures that had plagued Katelyn for most of her teenage years.
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