Epilepsy - Treatment Overview
If you have
epilepsy with seizures that have not been controlled
with medicines or other treatments, you may want to think about having surgery to
reduce the frequency and severity of the seizures. While brain surgery may
sound frightening, it can be effective in reducing epileptic seizures and can
greatly improve the quality of your life. Surgery for epilepsy may involve
removing an area of abnormal tissue in the brain (such as a tumor or scar
tissue) or the specific area of brain tissue where seizures begin. For information about surgeries for epilepsy, see Surgery.
What to think about
Early treatment may reduce the
risk of progressing to more frequent and severe seizures.
more likely to have additional seizures if you have had two or more seizures.
Doctors usually recommend treatment in these cases.