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.
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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.
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If you have treatment-resistant epilepsy, you may benefit from recent advances in surgical procedures. The newest is a treatment called responsive neurostimulation therapy, which the FDA approved late last year. The treatment can alleviate epilepsy for some patients with partial onset seizures that have not been controlled by two or more medications and are not candidates for surgical resection. The treatment is … Read More