Epilepsy is a general term covering a variety of conditions in which seizures occur. The UCLA Epilepsy Program, in affiliation with the UCLA Seizure Disorder Center, offers surgical options for treating the following types of epilepsy:
The location and type of damage or malformation in the brain determines the recommended epilepsy surgery option and play a critical role in treatment outcomes. Among the types of epilepsy that respond to surgery:
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A patient with classic temporal lobe epilepsy shows a damaged right hippocampus in this MRI slice, face forward, parallel with the plane of the face. A well-formed infolding of the hippocampus is seen on the right side of the picture and only a fuzzy remnant on the left side of the picture.
The Neuro-ICU cares for patients with all types of neurosurgical and neurological injuries, including stroke, brain hemorrhage, trauma and tumors. We work in close cooperation with your surgeon or medical doctor with whom you have had initial contact. Together with the surgeon or medical doctor, the Neuro-ICU attending physician and team members direct your family member's care while in the ICU. The Neuro-ICU team consists of the bedside nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians in specialty training (Fellows) and attending physicians. UCLA Neuro ICU Family Guide