Carle Foundation Hospital is accredited by the NAEC as a level 3 epilepsy center. Level 3 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical evaluations and treatment for patients with various forms of epilepsy. Our Level 3 Epilepsy Center is a comprehensive program providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services by fellowship trained epileptologists.
Epilepsy Treatment Options
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
This is a dedicated unit consisting of:
Once we have enough data to make an assessment, our epileptologists create a care plan to control your seizures and follow your progress until you're stable. If your seizures are controlled by medication, you'll work with your primary care doctor to monitor your condition. If your condition changes, you'll return to the epilepsy clinic for further evaluation.
If your seizures don't respond to medication, you'll be evaluated for potential epilepsy surgery or stimulation device implantation and continue care with our Epilepsy Center team through surgery and confirmation that the seizures have ceased.
Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy
Surgical options fall into two categories:
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.