Epilepsy Surgery

About Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery is any type of brain surgery where parts of the brain are removed, disconnected, destroyed, or stimulated to stop seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy surgeries. Which procedure is used depends upon the type of seizures…

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

How does the brain control heart rate, digestion, sweating, speech, chewing, and the gag reflex? Though these functions seem unrelated, they’re all controlled by the vagus nerve – a long fiber that connects the brain to the throat, heart, and…

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

New Treatment for Seizures

Learn more about DBS from Dr. Michael Chez, M.D. Pediatric Neurologist in Sacramento, CA.   Children who are not eligible for surgery, or who have had limited surgical success, often attempt the ketogenic diet or vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). A…

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Responsive Neurostimulator (RNS)

New Treatment for Seizures

What is Responsive Neurostimulator (RNS)? In responsive neurostimulation, a small battery-powered device called a neurostimulator is implanted in the patient’s skull. The neurostimulator is connected to thin wires, called leads, which the surgeon places in the area or areas of…

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Corpus Callosotomy

What Is a Corpus Callosotomy? The corpus callosum is a band of nerve fibers located deep in the brain that connects the two halves (hemispheres) of the brain. It helps the hemispheres share information, but it also contributes to the…

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