Tests and Procedures

Epilepsy surgery

Overview

Epilepsy surgery is a procedure that removes or alters an area of your brain where seizures originate.

Epilepsy surgery is most effective when seizures always originate in a single location in the brain. Epilepsy surgery is not the first line of treatment but is considered when at least two anti-seizure medications have failed to control seizures.

A number of pre-surgical assessments are necessary to determine whether you're eligible for epilepsy surgery and how the procedure is performed.