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The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation commits $5.5 million to Children’s Minnesota’s neurosciences program

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation donated $4 million and issued a $1.5 million matching challenge to support North America’s only neurosurgery suite of its kind opening at Children’s Minnesota.

Helping Hudson: from rare diagnosis to life-changing brain surgery

At 1.5 years old, Hudson loved playing around his house and would take a tumble from time to time, just like other kids. But, one day, Hudson took a tumble and hit his head on a coffee table. Little did his family know, this fall would change their lives forever.

June’s journey: Children’s Minnesota’s Neurosurgery Program helps stop a little girl’s seizures

June battled seizures most of her life until the Children's Minnesota Neurosurgery team helped stop them from happening. This November, June’s family wants to share her story during National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Children’s Minnesota promotes Dr. Meysam Kebriaei to medical director of pediatric neurosurgery

Children’s Minnesota recently promoted pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Meysam Kebriaei to medical director of the organization’s neurosurgery program.

Like father, like daughter: Sonia’s epilepsy journey

Two years after her epilepsy diagnosis, Sonia's future looks incredibly bright thanks to support she received from her dad, Children's Minnesota and Minnesota Epilepsy Group.

Epilepsy treatment full of firsts: Skyler’s story

After years of repeated seizures, Skyler received groundbreaking epilepsy treatments from Children's Minnesota and the Minnesota Epilepsy Group.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month: What you should know about seizures

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if someone is having an epileptic seizure because everyone experiences seizures differently. Here's what you need to know about seizures and epilepsy, including what to do if you witness a seizure.

Children’s Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center uses combination of new technologies to help patients with epilepsy

Dr. Nitin Agarwal, an epileptologist, and Dr. Joseph Petronio, a neurosurgeon, used a combination of new technologies - stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG) and the Rosa robot - to eliminate seizures for 10-year-old epilepsy patient Nicole.

Stereoelectroencephalography (sEEG)

Patients with refractory epilepsy - which means they have failed two seizure medications - should be referred to Level 4 Epilepsy Center for evaluation and surgical consideration.  As part of the surgical evaluation Children’s Minnesota neurosurgeons and Minnesota Epilesy Group epileptologists use stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) to identify the source of seizures within a child’s brain. SEEG is less invasive than the more widely used subdural electrode technique.

Grand Rounds: A field guide for non-neurologists: Spells, seizures and epilepsy

November 1, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., St. Paul

Jason Doescher, MD