Epilepsy

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimer's disease and stroke. It is equal in prevalence to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. Of the 2.7 million Americans diagnosed with a seizure disorder, between 30 and 40 percent have seizures that are not well controlled by medication

The University of Louisville Epilepsy Program provides expert diagnosis and management for people with epilepsy. We are a team of specialists including epileptologists, epilepsy fellows, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, nurses and EEG technologists committed to providing the best possible care for people with epilepsy.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Louisville Hospital is a referral center for patients whose seizures are difficult to control. The Center has been certified a Level IV center - the highest level available - by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our Level IV Center features:

University Hospital has been conducting seizure monitoring since 1981. It is the first NAEC-certified center in the state and is currently one of only three certified Level IV centers in Kentucky.

List of Services

  • Precise diagnosis of epilepsy syndromes and seizure types
  • Expert EEG interpretation
  • In-patient video-EEG epilepsy monitoring
  • Expert medication management
    • Medication use for epilepsy is complex. Our specialists have the training and pharmacological expertise to best use the many antiepileptic medications that are now available.
  • Epilepsy surgery
    • Resective surgery including anterior temporal lobectomy and selective amygdalohippocampectomy, ablative laser surgery and implantation and management of RNS (Responsive Neuromodulation System)
  • Vagus nerve stimulator implantation and management
  • Investigational treatments for epilepsy

Neurology Faculty

Neurosurgery Faculty

Location

Health Care Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 520
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: (502) 589-6990
Fax: (502) 589-7310

Phone Number

(502) 589-0802 (Neurology patient appointments)

Please contact us online or at (502) 562-4169 for more information about our EMU.