Epilepsy Surgery: Advancements, Options, & Considerations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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For some people with uncontrolled epilepsy, surgery is an effective and important option to consider. This webinar will help patients and caregivers approach this difficult and sometimes confusing conversation with their doctors.
Dr. Kate Davis explores recent advances in epilepsy surgery which have increased not only the types of surgeries available to patients but expanded who is an appropriate candidate for surgery. Dr. Davis also discusses the different tests performed as part of an epilepsy surgical evaluation and review current surgical options including resective surgery, laser ablation, and implantable devices.
Dr. Davis addresses questions such as:
- What are the potential risks to consider when contemplating brain surgery?
- What resources are available for patients and their family members who might be considering surgery?
- What role does an assessment of your cognition and behavior (language skills, memory, problem solving, etc.) play in determining the potential benefit and risks of surgery?
This webinar is presented by Dr. Kate Davis, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Surgical Program and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the University of Pennsylvania.