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Meet the team

The epilepsy team assembled by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is respected by pediatricians around the country. The team specializes in diagnosing and treating all kinds of disorders that cause seizures in kids. And when it comes to managing complex needs, a full range of pediatric subspecialists is available at our fingertips.

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Conditions and Services

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota treats more kids with epilepsy than any other hospital in the Upper Midwest. In fact, 65 percent of Twin Cities families choose us for their children's seizure care. And our stellar reputation draws epilepsy patients from across the nation.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a sudden, uncontrolled episode of excessive electrical activity in the brain. Like a lightning bolt in a clear summer sky. This electrical disturbance is called a seizure and can take many different forms. It can appear as a feeling, smell, flash of light or sensation, a loss of consciousness, sudden loss of muscle tone, or as a stiffening and rhythmic jerking of the legs and arms. Seizures can last a few seconds to hours.