The brain is one of the most complicated structures in the world. Doing surgery on the brain requires careful planning. The purpose of subdural grid placement surgery is to help surgeons create a plan for a second surgery that removes areas of the brain causing seizures.
Our epileptologists and neurosurgeons are available for consultations for referring physicians and who want to learn more about epilepsy medication and surgical options for their patients.
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Our 12-bed Lee and Penny Anderson Epilepsy Unit is equipped to monitor and record patients’ EEG readings continually. We can spot the beginning of a seizure right away, which helps us locate where in the brain the seizure originates. This information is essential in developing patients’ care and treatment plans.
Our Level 4 epilepsy center team includes a full range of pediatric experts who are Children’s Minnesota or Minnesota Epilepsy Group employees:
At Children’s, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference at the bedside. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches to adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid- and family-focused.
The telltale sign of epilepsy is repeated seizures, which happen when abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes momentary changes in awareness, movement, speech, vision and behavior. Seizures can be partial (affecting only part of the brain and body) or generalized (involving the entire brain surface and body).
Children’s Minnesota and Minnesota Epilepsy Group are designated a Level 4 epilepsy center, which means we offer the highest level of diagnosis and treatment options for children with epilepsy. The center is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).