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Epilepsy is defined as unprovoked recurrent seizures resulting from abnormal brain electrical activity. If not fully controlled, seizures can have a negative impact on a person's health and well-being. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological condition in the United States. Approximately 1 in 26 Americans will develop it at some point in their lifetime.

Seton Brain & Spine Institute’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is the only Level 4 Epilepsy Center in Central Texas providing comprehensive epilepsy care for adult patients with epilepsy. Our designation as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center is based upon guidelines recommended by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Epilepsy Treatment

Our epilepsy program, which serves the Greater Austin area, is comprised of experts in epilepsy care including neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and epileptologists (neurologists who specialize in epilepsy). We work as a team providing a full spectrum of services including advanced diagnostic tests as well as medical and surgical treatment options. We are also able to address the psychosocial and neurocognitive needs of epileptic patients. Our support staff includes dedicated epilepsy coordinators, specialty-trained nurses, and neurodiagnostic technologists. We work together to produce the best patient outcome possible.

When you or a loved one is facing difficult decisions as to how to best treat epilepsy, a visit to Seton Brain & Spine Institute may be appropriate. Our team works to create a complete treatment plan to help patients reclaim their lives by identifying the source of the seizure. Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin employs state-of-the-art EEG monitoring equipment for continuous video EEG study. The Seton Brain & Spine Institute is at the forefront of epilepsy research, diagnostics, and solutions. We are dedicated to providing our patients with freedom from seizures and helping them experience the confidence and happiness that a seizure-free life can offer.

Epilepsy Treatment Research

In order to provide patients with the most comprehensive epilepsy treatment through epilepsy medication, epilepsy surgery, and with an epilepsy diet, Seton Brain & Spine Institute proudly produces some of the latest epilepsy research right here in Austin. Seton’s doctors use the latest, most innovative treatments possible, and their research enables us to continue doing just that: keeping Seton on the forefront of excellence in epilepsy treatment and technology.

For more information: Epilepsy Research

Multidisciplinary Case Reviews

The Seton Brain & Spine Institute Epilepsy Program offers a unique weekly epilepsy conference which provides a platform where different epilepsy specialists involved in the care of a patient can come together. It allows specialists to present and discuss each patient’s care, review study results, and to reach group consensus regarding the best epilepsy treatment option.

Multiple Seton epileptologists, epilepsy surgeons, neuroradiologists, and neuropsychologists attend the conference, including care coordinators, social workers, EEG technologists, and even Seton Brain & Spine Institute researchers, to coordinate with clinical research. This platform is an exclusive benefit of Seton Brain and Spine Institute.

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Our Office is Located at:
Jefferson Building
1600 West 38th Street
Suite 308
Austin, TX 78731

To schedule an appointment, call PHONE: (512) 324-3540
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Epilepsy Program Blog

What to do During a Seizure According to the Epilepsy Foundation

Posted: September 04, 2013

One of the most common ways to help family and friends, aside from unconditional love and support, is by understanding how to handle a loved one’s seizures. That includes what to do and how to react during one.

The ketogenic diet

Posted: August 20, 2013

Epilepsy diets, combined with other treatments, are a common treatment and can be an effective way to manage epilepsy. The ketogenic diet is one of the most popular choices. This high fat, low-carb diet has been shown to reduce seizures in epileptic patients who are more resistant to treatment.


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