Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD, divides her time between seeing patients at Massachusetts General Hospital and traveling across the globe researching innovative solutions for global neurological care.
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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.
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.
Seizure onset in childhood can affect the developing brain by the disruption of important functional pathways. The resulting disruption in information processing can interfere with important developmental periods.
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