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The Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children serves patients with seizures and related disorders. The service sees patients in all phases of their illness, from assessment after an initial event in our First Seizure Unit through evaluation of refractory seizure disorders in patients who have not been easily controlled.
A comprehensive epilepsy surgery program complements the latest medical therapy, including investigational new drugs, as required. Additional services include second opinions, review of neuropathological and radiographic materials, neurogenetic assessment, ketogenic diet program and psychiatric evaluation.
State-of-the-art neurophysiology and neuroradiological diagnostic facilities supplement expert consultation. To assist in accurate diagnosis and treatment, inpatient and ambulatory long-term video-EEG monitoring using digital technology with computer assisted event detection, sophisticated MRI imaging and spectroscopy, functional imaging using MRI and PET scanning, and detailed neuropsychological testing are available.
At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does: parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.
Accepting New Patients
Thrive is a wellness component of the Mass General Pediatric Epilepsy Program. It has been developed to provide opportunities and programs for children with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures.
Teens and young adults in the THRIVE Program and newly adopted rescue dogs from Last Hope K9 Rescue are helping each other learn essential life skills as part of the Doggonit: Epilepsy is Ruff program in Pediatric Neurology.
Meet Elisha Galler, 22 years old, who founded the Hope. Time. Cure. Epilepsy Foundation in 2013 because his younger brother, Elan, suffers from severe epilepsy.
Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have not been controlled despite trying multiple antiepileptic drugs.
MGHfC Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.
Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.
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