Types of Surgery

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

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 epilepsysurgery@chp.edu.

Treatments for Even the Most Complex Epilepsy Cases in Children

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

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

Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Treatment 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 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 treatment or surgery and you want to learn more, we can connect you with others who have been through the process.