Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that produces brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain, causing recurrent seizures. It can be genetically present from birth or caused by a head injury, brain tumor, or stroke. Since 1994, neurosurgeons and neurologists (epileptologists) specially trained to manage the particular challenges of epilepsy have treated both adult and pediatric patients at the Emory Epilepsy Center.

Our staff sees over 7,000 patients each year from around the nation for consultation and epilepsy treatment. Our complete range of services includes diagnostic testing and the latest treatments, from anti-epileptic drug therapy to vagus nerve stimulation to brain surgery. In addition, our neurophysiologists work with patients to manage the special emotional and psychological stresses that are often the byproduct of seizure disorders such as epilepsy. The Center is recognized for its clinical trials program, which strives to find new answers as to the causes of epilepsy and new treatments that will improve the lives of patients with the disorder.

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