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 provided by fellowship trained epileptologists.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a dedicated unit consisting of:
Once enough data has been collected to make an assessment, our epileptologists will create a care plan to control the seizures and will follow the patient's progress as an outpatient until they are stable. Patients with seizures that can be controlled with medication will work with their primary care physicians for ongoing monitoring of their conditions. If the condition changes, the patient will return to the epilepsy clinic for further evaluation.
Patients with seizures that do not respond to medication will be evaluated for their potential for epilepsy surgery or device implantation and will continue with our Epilepsy Center team through surgery and confirmation that the seizures have ceased.
Epilepsy Treatment Options
Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy
Surgical options for patients with epilepsy 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.
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