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Fortunately, the risks for epilepsy surgery are low, and in fact, research has shown that it’s safer to proceed with surgery than to continue for a lifetime with uncontrolled epilepsy.
When patients and families accept the diagnosis, they may embrace it as the “new normal” and focus on taking control.
It can often be difficult for friends and family to tell the difference between epileptic and non-epileptic seizures, since the outward signs are similar.
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Surgery may lead to long-term complete seizure freedom in more than half of the drug-resistant patients with focal epilepsy.
Children with well-controlled seizures and no other serious medical conditions have no greater risk of dying than anyone else. But for children with more severe epilepsy or other health challenges, the risk — although still low — is somewhat increased.