Advanced epilepsy treatment in Dallas
The neurosurgeons at Dallas Brain, Spine & Skull Base Surgery offer expert diagnosis and surgical treatment of epilepsy (seizure disorders). We specialize in minimally invasive neurosurgery solutions to address multiple types of epilepsy. For patients who have unsuccessfully tried medication and other nonsurgical treatments to control and manage their seizures and the accompanying health problems that can often result, surgery is often the best option.
According to the Epilepsy Foundation, 30% to 40% of epilepsy patients suffer from drug-resistant epilepsy. In up to 80% of these patients, some types of epilepsy surgery may lead to freedom from seizures and improvement in quality of life. That is our goal at Dallas Brain, Spine & Skull Base Surgery.
Neurosurgical treatment for epilepsy
Every epilepsy surgery is as unique as each patient’s epilepsy syndrome profile. Epilepsy syndromes are classified by characteristic groups of features, such as the patient’s age when seizures began, types of seizures, seizure patterns and triggers, the causes of seizures—including heredity—and many others. We will only offer a recommendation for surgery after a comprehensive medical history and diagnostic evaluation has been completed and we have thoroughly discussed your options and potential surgical outcomes with you.
We will always provide the least invasive treatment option, balancing cures and quality of life through leading-edge, minimally invasive medicine.
Types of epilepsy surgery we offer include:
- Corpus callosotomy
- Focal resection
- Temporal lobe resection
- Extratemporal resection (frontal, parietal and occipital)
- Hemispherectomy and hemispherotomy (anatomical or functional)
- Intracranial EEG
- Laser interstitial thermal therapy
- Minimally invasive laser ablation
- Multiple subpial transections
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Neurostimulation device implantations, including
- Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
- Responsive neurostimulation (RNS)
- Deep brain stimulation (DBS)