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Atlantic Health System Neuroscience's Epilepsy Center offers specialized health care services for those patients who have been seen by a primary care physician and need additional diagnostic services for epilepsy and seizures. 

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Overlook Medical Center Offers the Most Comprehensive Diagnostics for Epilepsy

Patients are typically referred to our Epilepsy Center for one of the following reasons:
  • A diagnosis of epilepsy is unclear
  • A diagnosis of a seizure disorder has been given by the patient’s primary care physician, but the type of epilepsy has not been definitively established
  • Seizure activity requires an emergency visit
  • Treatment with medication has not been totally successful
  • The patient has been seizure free for some time, and wishes to discontinue taking antiepileptic medication

At our epilepsy center, we take a complete medical history, perform a physical exam and review all relevant medical records. Typically, the patient’s diagnosis is clear-cut and treatment is initiated immediately. However, some patients may require additional epilepsy testing, such as:

Routine electroencephalogram (EEG)
– Measures electrical activity in the brain; performed as an outpatient procedure in our EEG lab and takes between 30 and 90 minutes
Video EEG monitoring
– Uses visual observation and electronic data to document seizures and determine which type of epilepsy a patient may have; performed as an inpatient procedure over the course of three to four days
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
– Locates structural defects in the brain that may be causing seizures
Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
– Records the magnetic fields associated with electrical activity in the brain to help physicians localize, with precise accuracy, where epileptic activity originates; used to non-invasively determine a patient’s candidacy for surgery and in surgical planning
Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
– Visualizes areas of the brain that are less metabolically active due to seizure activity
Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan
– Helps determine where a seizure originates in the brain by measuring blood flow in different areas
Robotic-assisted stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG)
– Records the brain’s electrical activity via electrodes implanted using minimally invasive techniques

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