Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures


Owen’s story begins at 8 months of age when his parents noticed weakness on his right side. His parents knew something wasn’t right with their son. They made an appointment for Monday with their pediatrician, but over the weekend they became afraid when they noticed Owen stopped using the right side of his body.   His parents … Continue reading Pioneering Surgery Disconnects Left Side of Brain To Stop Child’s Daily Seizures

Epilepsy and Media


Recently, Netflix released their newest movie “The After Party,” a film that chronicles the story of an aspiring young rapper suffering with epilepsy. Struggling to make it in the music industry, he gains notoriety when he has a seizure on stage and the video of the event goes viral. The portrayal of the seizure itself … Continue reading Epilepsy and Media

Research: Lennox Gastaut Syndrome


Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a devastating epileptic encephalopathy of childhood. It presents with frequent seizures of multiple types (tonic, atonic, tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic), cognitive delays and generalized slow spike wave on EEG studies. The seizures are notoriously difficult to control and patients often fail multiple medications, dietary therapy and palliative surgeries. Recognizing the need … Continue reading Research: Lennox Gastaut Syndrome