MINCEP® Surgical Program
Surgery For Epilepsy Has Become Increasingly Successful
Surgery is now the treatment of choice for many patients. Many hospitals throughout the United States are now trying to perform epilepsy surgery, in part for bragging rights and in part because they think it will make money. The best surgeon, or even the best team of surgeon and epileptologist, if isolated from a broader team providing comprehensive care, is not able to do the entire job. MINCEP merges its surgical program into its entire epilepsy treatment program. We strive to do the right surgery on the right patient as soon as it is indicated. We try not to do surgery if it is not going to help. Although we are one of the leading epilepsy surgery programs in the world, we do not measure our success by the number of "procedures" we do each year.
We have a long history of effective surgical treatment. The MINCEP team has performed hundreds of anterior temporal lobectomies, many temporal and extra-temporal resections requiring implanted electrodes, and many sections of the corpus callosum. Hemispherectomies are also performed by MINCEP. We are also fully experienced in implanting the Vagus Nerve Stimulator. Our surgery success rate is outstanding.
Many patients who come to MINCEP for an evaluation will opt to have the surgery performed at MINCEP when the evaluation is complete. We will work with your local doctor for ongoing treatment.
MINCEP is actively involved in developing new surgical techniques. We are a part of two multi-institutional research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. One is exploring early surgical intervention and the other the outcome of anterior temporal lobectomy.
Perspectives of a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon: When Epilepsy Surgery Should Be Considered
A video produced by the Discovery Channel on the benefits of early surgical intervention for the treatment of epilepsy.
Clicking the thumbnail will open a new window on the Discovery Channel's website.