The Epilepsy Program provides comprehensive clinical services to patients with seizure disorders.Outpatient medical care is provided in the Epilepsy Clinic, where patients receive expert neurological evaluations to confirm the diagnosis, classify the seizures, and identify the medical, psychological and social complications of the seizure disorder. We create a diagnostic and treatment plan for each individual patient. Patients and their families may receive counseling and education services by the epilepsy clinical nurse specialists or medical social worker.
We use the latest techniques in brain imaging such as computerized x-ray tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans to investigate the cause of the seizure disorder. Patients experiencing neuropsychological problems or difficulties with work or school performance may be referred to the Neuropsychology Program for neuropsychological testing, clinical evaluation or therapy.
If seizures do not respond to medical therapy, patients may be eligible to participate in clinical studies of new and experimental antiepileptic drugs. Some patients whose seizures cannot be controlled with medications may benefit from surgical removal of the epileptic focus. The neurologists and nurses in the Epilepsy Clinic work with neurosurgeons and other professionals to determine which patients are likely to benefit from surgical treatment.
For patients with complicated seizure disorders, inpatient and outpatient professional services are coordinated through the Comprehensive Epilepsy Team, a multidisciplinary team of professionals including neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and vocational counselors.
Appointment Number: 734-936-9020
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 1, Room 1324, Reception: C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5322
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