The risks of drug-resistant seizures

Drug-resistant seizures can be catastrophic to a child’s development, especially if they begin in infancy. Intractable epilepsy can cause development to freeze in time or regress significantly. Epilepsy surgery is no longer considered a last resort for children with refractory epilepsy, but there are risks associated with brain surgery, some which can be significant. We help you understand the risks and benefits of various brain surgeries to stop seizures so that you can make an informed decision about whether brain surgery is right for your child.

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Children diagnosed with epilepsy in the U.S. each year
Percentage of children with epilepsy whose seizures are drug-resistant

Don’t miss this important symposium which will address disparities in access to neurorehabilitation after hemispherectomy, differences in functional outcomes, and evidence-based interventions. Sharing data from our Global Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Registry, our founder joins neuroscientists from some of the country’s top research institutions in this first symposium about hemispherectomy at the upcoming meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

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We understand that there are limits to what we can accomplish on our own, which is why we collaborate with key organizations to advance our mission. This helps us create more impact for the community of children we serve.