Neurologists have access to many anti-seizure medications to help epilepsy patients, however when those medications do not work, there are other epilepsy treatment options. Dr. Saleem Malik, M.D., explains additional options to treat epilepsy, including surgery, vagus nerve stimulation, responsive neurostimulation and ketogenic diet. To learn more about these options, please watch this video. We’re … Continue reading Epilepsy Treatment Options
Although this subject can be a difficult one, Dr. Saleem Malik discusses SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy), which occurs when patients with seizures pass away suddenly and no other cause of death can be found. We recommend watching this video to learn about the risk factors for epilepsy patients and the precautions that may … Continue reading What is SUDEP?
The insula is a region of the brain nestled beneath and between the temporal and frontal lobes. Increasingly, the insula has been implicated as a source of intractable seizures with seizure semiology including laryngeal constriction, paresthesias over large sensory territories, dysarthria and focal motor findings, amongst others. Because of its deep location, seizures originating in … Continue reading Getting to Those Hard to Reach Places: Laser Ablation for Intractable Insular Epilepsy