Epilepsy management and care
Riverview Regional Medical Center offers state-of-the-art care for those
with epileptic seizure disorders. Our neurologists and other specialized
doctors have the expertise and advanced diagnostic technology to develop
a treatment plan for long-term management. Our neurologic professionals
work closely with each patient to determine the most appropriate treatment for them.
Anti-seizure medications are the most common treatment approach and can
help control the frequency and severity of epileptic seizures. When medical
management is insufficient, doctors may suggest a surgical approach such as:
Regulating the electrical activity of the brain through a small pacemaker device called a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS).
The battery-operated device, which is placed under the skin by the vagus
nerve, sends electrical impulses to block seizure-producing electrical
activity in the brain.
Removing the area of the brain that is the source of the seizures.
Although each person’s epilepsy care plan is customized to meet their
unique needs, the goal is the same for all our patients: to improve their
well-being and quality of life.