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  • Functional Neurosurgery Center

    The Functional Neurosurgery Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert evaluations and surgical treatment for patients with movement disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, epilepsy and psychiatric conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and chronic pain.

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    Contact us: 617-724-6590

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  • Pediatric Epilepsy Program

    The Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children serves patients with seizures and related disorders.

    To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-726-6540

    Growing Up with Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Epilepsy Surgery Program provides surgical evaluation and treatment for pediatric patients whose epilepsy cannot be managed with medical therapy or those for whom surgery is the best option overall.

    Contact the Epilepsy Surgery Program at: 617-724-6590

  • Pediatric Anesthesia

    The Pediatric Anesthesia team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children specializes in caring for children before, during and after surgery and other procedures.

    For more information, please call: 617-724-2250

  • Psychology Assessment Center

    The pediatric neuropsychology specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychology Assessment Center provide neuropsychological assessments to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological, medical, genetic and developmental disorders.

    For more information, please call: 617-643-3997

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Pediatric Patients Only

    The Pediatric Neurosurgery service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children diagnoses and treats all neurosurgical conditions of infants, children and adolescents, with special expertise in the management of pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus, spinal cord disorders, Chiari malformations, craniosynostosis, AVM's and epilepsy surgery.

    For more more information, contact our Neurosurgery Serice at: 617-643-9175

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  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

    This therapy approach is designed to help the individual develop skills and learn compensatory strategies to improve how he/she functions at home, school, and/or at work. This type of therapy addresses difficulties with attention, learning new information, memory, time management, planning, organization, and problem-solving. Tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient with cognitive and executive function deficits, our approach emphasizes the development of metacognitive and self-awareness skills.

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  • Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology

    Patients with serious brain and nervous system conditions receive individualized, expert, compassionate care throughout their MGH Emergency Department and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit stay.

    Phone 857-238-5600

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News

  • Neurology residents practice what they preach - 3/6/2015, Mass General

    Several MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) neurologists are saying goodbye to carbohydrates and sweets for the month. In order to support their patients, spread awareness about the effectiveness of dietary therapy and raise funds for the department, six neurologists – both pediatric and adult – are participating in a Low Glycemic Index Therapy (LGIT) diet, which often is used in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy patients.

  • Increasing Surgical Options for Epilepsy Patients - 1/1/2015, Clinical

    Advances in pre-surgical evaluation methods have made it possible to more accurately identify the epileptogenic region and minimize risk of injury to the functional cortex, enabling more epilepsy patients to receive surgical treatment.

  • New device, new lease on life - 7/11/2014, Mass General

    A newly developed implantable device aimed at treating adults with epilepsy gave 25-year-old Ashley Sherman back her life.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter - 6/24/2014, Clinical

    NeuroBlast: the newsletter of translational neuroscience and clinical care advances in neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Will New Research Redefine Epilepsy? - 5/28/2014, Mass General

    Recent research is challenging the traditional definition of epilepsy as an expression of increased excitability and firing of a group of neurons. This has major implications for clinical treatment.

  • The MGH Epilepsy Service – Where Complexity Meets Innovation - 5/27/2014, Mass General

    When Elton, a young Albanian architect, couldn’t find treatment for his disabling seizures in Albania, he traveled 500 miles to Austria to meet with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Epilepsy Service Director Andrew J. Cole, MD. Dr. Cole, in Austria on a business trip, felt Elton was a good candidate for surgery and brought his case back to his colleagues in Boston.

  • NeuroBlast e-Newsletter December 2013 - 12/10/2013, Mass General

    In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.

  • Lessons learned through pages turned - 1/25/2013, Mass General

    When it came time for Bryn Seltzer, 13, of Needham, to choose her bat mitzvah project, she knew she wanted to give back to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which had cared for her since she was 6 years old.

  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex - 7/21/2009, Mass General

    The Carol and James Herscot Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children is using genetic research to better understand TSC and other diseases like cancer, autism and obesity.

Video

  • A young epileptic patient regains normalcy

    Treatment for epileptic seizures in young patient

    Treatment for epileptic seizures with Dr. Thiele and brain surgery performed by Dr. Duhaime help this young epileptic patient regain normalcy after experiencing up to 12 seizures daily.

  • young man recovers from seizures and coma

    A young man recovers from seizures and coma

    The Neuro Critical Care Team’s excellence in service and innovation bring a young man back to life after epileptic seizures leave him comatose for five months. Features Dr. Rosand and Dr. Cole.

  • Mr. Elton

    Epilepsy: The Road to a Cure

    A young man's quest to find a cure for his epileptic seizures takes him on a journey from Albania to Boston.

  • Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical

    13 days after giving birth to her son, a young woman suffers a stroke and makes a miraculous recovery. Features Dr. Leslie-Mazwi, Dr. Mehta and Dr. Musolino.Acute Stroke Care: When Time is Critical