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What is Epilepsy and How is it Treated?

June 27, 2022
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In this video, we review the different types of epilepsy and the available treatments for pediatric patients, including epilepsy surgery. Our team of experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado will work with you to determine the best epilepsy treatment for your unique child. Watch to learn more about the signs, diagnosis and treatment options for pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy is the name of the chronic medical condition in which a child has repeated seizures, also known as a seizure disorder. There are many types of epilepsy, ranging from benign to intense. Seizures may range from intense full body shaking to mild staring and lip smacking. Children’s Colorado provides different types of treatment for epilepsy in children including traditional anticonvulsant medications, dietary therapies, access to ongoing drug studies, vagal nerve stimulation and epilepsy surgery. In this video, we describe epilepsy and the available treatment options for pediatric patients. We also review the different types of epilepsy surgery that we offer and the tests that are needed to determine if surgery is an option for a child with epilepsy.

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