Epilepsy Patient Care

The University of Louisville Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers a full range of services in epilepsy. It includes the latest developments in seizure monitoring, diagnosis and treatment. The Center's success rate is high - in many cases achieving a cure for patients who have surgical intervention.

Electrodiagnostic services

  • 24-hour continuous video EEG monitoring with scalp electrodes
  • 24-hour video EEG with intracranial electrodes
  • Intracarotid amobarbital (Wada) testing
  • Functional cortical mapping
  • Intraoperative electrocorticography

Epilepsy surgery

  • Emergency or elective neurosurgery
    • Biopsy and removal of incidental lesions
    • Treatment of cerebral complications of epileptic seizures
    • Management of surgical complications
  • Open and stereotactic biopsy
  • Surgical resection of epileptogenic structural lesions
  • Placement of intracranial electrodes
  • Implantation and management of the Vagus Nerve Stimulator


  • State-of-the-art 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized axial tomography
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Interictal Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Ictal Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)