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Neurosciences and Behavioral Health Center
Epilepsy Care at UVA

Epilepsy

Our internationally recognized F. E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers the most advanced resources available to help you achieve remission of seizures.

Epilepsy

Discover how our internationally recognized Epilepsy Program offers the most advanced resources available to help you achieve remission of seizures. 
Epilepsy Care at UVA

Epilepsy

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

  • NAEC certification badge

    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. 

Why Choose UVA

The Full Scope of Epilepsy Care

Dr. Fountain explains his approach to treating epilepsy
Watch Nathan Fountain, MD, explain why he treats epilepsy at UVA.

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
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Educational counselors

Our program includes: 

  • Evaluation 
  • 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
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
  • Benign rolandic epilepsy
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Developmental malformations
  • Hypothalamic hamartomas
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Infantile spasms

Learn more about epilepsy with our educational materials and helpful sites.

Ongoing Research

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.

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Make an Appointment

Call the epilepsy clinic at

434.982.3854

or make an appointment online.