Epilepsy Surgery Unit at MGH works in close conjunction
with the Neuromedical
Department's Epilepsy Unit to treat medically
refractory seizure disorders in children and adults.
The Epilepsy Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
has been established to offer expert diagnosis
and care for patients with seizures or related
The Epilepsy Unit offers comprehensive assessment,
diagnosis, and treatment for patients who have
experienced seizures or related disorders. As
part of the MGH Epilepsy Center, the Epilepsy
Unit staff work closely with neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists,
neurophysiologists, and neuroradiologists with
special expertise in the evaluation of patients
with seizure disorders.
This service is complemented by the MGH's research
in functional neuroimaging, beginning with the
invention of positron emission tomography (pet
scanning) at MGH and continuing with the latest
developments in functional magnetic resonance
(MRI) imaging. In addition the neurosurgical patient
care units are equipped with facilities for performing
continuously video-monitored EEGs and for continuous
subdural and depth electrode monitoring when these
procedures are necessary.
For more information please call the
MGH Epilepsy Surgery Unit at (617) 724-0357.