Our internationally recognized F. E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers the most advanced resources available to help you achieve remission of seizures.
Our National Certification
The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has certified our epilepsy program as a Level 4 center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities necessary to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
The Full Scope of Epilepsy Care
Our team-based approach to care allows us to explore all available testing and treatment options, including epilepsy surgery.
The epilepsy team includes:
- Adult and pediatric epileptologists
- Social workers
- Educational counselors
Our program includes:
- Video-EEG monitoring
- Medication management
- Surgical evaluation
- Neuropsychological evaluation and consultation
- Rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy
- Psychological evaluation and social services
- Nutritional guidance
Common Types of Epilepsy
We diagnose all types of seizures and epilepsy, including common epilepsies such as:
- Temporal lobe epilepsy
- Frontal lobe epilepsy
- Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
- Infantile spasms
Learn more about epilepsy with our educational materials and helpful sites.
Second-Line Treatment for Dangerous Seizures
Status epilepticus is a dangerous condition in which epileptic seizures follow one another without recovery of consciousness between them. It's dangerous, and if left too long, brain damage or death can result. Most of the time, benzodiazepines work to treat this seizure. But one-third of the time, they don't.
UVA neurologist Jaideep Kapur, MD wants to develop a standard back-up treatment for when benzodiazepines fail.
Read more about his collaborative effort to discover which of the three most common second-line treatments is most effective.