Epilepsy affects 50-60 million individuals worldwide; 2-3 million of them reside in the United States. The majority are seizure free, leading normal lives, but a third live with recurrent, often disabling seizures. There may be many reasons for this, and accurate diagnosis as well as access to modern medical and surgical treatment options are essential to ensure seizure freedom. At the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, patients have access to some of the best expertise available anywhere in the world, with cutting-edge technologies to support the clinical mission.
The Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is a joint venture between the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, with a state of the art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. The Program’s multi-disciplinary team of highly trained epileptologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists and engineers ensure the highest quality care for our patients. The epilepsy surgery program is one of the busiest in the country, with a high volume of national and international referrals. Investigational tools include high resolution MRI, magnetoencephalography (MEG), and stereotactic electroencephalography (SEEG). The latest technologies in minimally invasive surgeries are available, including laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) and deep brain stimulation (RNS), performed by one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the world in epilepsy surgery.
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Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
(832) 325-7071 tel
(713) 512-2239 fax