Chirag Gandhi, MD, Chief of Service
The Section offers extensive experience in the surgical treatment of medically intractable epilepsy. Precise localization of the epileptic focus is provided by the use of continuous EEG monitoring, Wada test, functional MRI studies, and the use of intraoperative MRI images to visualize the brain before, during and after surgery. Temporal and extratemporal cortical resections for adults and children, corpus callosotomy (usually performed only on children), and hemispherectomy (reserved for children with severe, uncontrollable seizures) are offered. Additionally, the Section provides Vagal Nerve Stimulation, which is usually indicated for patients with partial seizures.