Epilepsy Treatment in Gurgaon

When medications cannot control the seizures in people who have epilepsy, epilepsy surgery removes the area of your brain to eliminate attacks. It is one of the most effective procedures when the seizure originates in a brain at a single location.

Tests to determine the need for epilepsy surgery

  • Baseline electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Video EEG
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Brain mapping.

The epilepsy surgery is based on the type of seizures and their locations in the brain.

  • Lobe resection: In this procedure, the part of the brain is altered the seizure focus area. It is for people who have seizures in the non-critical part of the brain.
  • Lesionectomy: This surgery is performed to remove the brain lesions, which causes seizures.
  • Corpus callosotomy: The corpus callosum is a bunch of nerve fibres that connect the two halves of your brain. It is also known as split-brain surgery; the surgeon removes the corpus callosum.
  • Hemispherectomy: It is further divided into three parts
    • Anatomic hemispherectomy: It is done to remove the frontal, parietal, temporal and optical lobes on one side of the brain.
    • Functional hemispherectomy: It is done to either remove the smaller area or disconnect the affected hemisphere from the body.
    • Hemispherectomy: One or more holes are created in the hemisphere in place of removing the larger area of the brain.

Risks involved with epilepsy surgery

  • It affects the memory and the ability to understand the language (EEG).
  • Affects eyesight
  • Depression
  • Stroke

Lecturing on Minimally invasive spinal surgery at recently concluded meeting by Artemis hospitals Gurugram.