Epilepsy - Surgery
The type of epilepsy surgery depends on the location in
the brain in which seizures start.
The most common surgery is
anterior temporal lobectomy, which is the removal of
part of one of the brain's temporal lobes. For many people with temporal lobe
epilepsy, this surgery offers a very good chance of becoming
Some types of surgery are usually only done on
- Corpus callosotomy helps some children who have
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome by reducing falls that happen during seizures. These can happen often and often cause injury to the child.
- Hemispherectomy during the first few years of life may
benefit children with other uncommon, severe forms of epilepsy (such as
Rasmussen syndrome or