Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. It affects nearly 110,000 people in the state of Michigan alone and 30,000 of these continue to have seizures despite medical treatment.
Beaumont offers one of the most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs for epilepsy in the state of Michigan.
WHAT IS EPILEPSY?
Epilepsy is a disorder in the brain that causes neurons, of clusters of nerves cells, to send abnormal electrical signals. These signals can trigger strange sensations, emotions, and behaviors. Which commonly lead to convulsions, seizures, muscles spasms, and potential loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy affects approximately one percent of the population and can occur in all age groups. Seizures are very common among the elderly, who represent the most rapidly growing population with epilepsy. In addition, one percent of all children in the United States suffer from some for of pediatric epilepsy.
ADULT EPILEPSY CLINIC
The Epilepsy Clinic at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a neurology sub-specialty clinic. The clinic is located in the Neuroscience Center and specialties in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy and related seizure disorders in both pediatric and adult patients.
The clinic offers collaborative treatment for people suffering from intractable epilepsy, women of child bearing age with epilepsy and other complex forms of the disorder. The clinic has a comprehensive approach to care, offering evaluation and epilepsy
management expertise from:
- specialized nursing
- social workers
This multidisciplinary team creates an environment of physicians with exceptional knowledge in the field of epilepsy. Patients and their families benefit from this collaborative approach to care because it combines the knowledge of our experienced physician
network with a wide array of epilepsy management options, both medical and surgical.
In addition to evaluation and management of their epilepsy, patients and their families receive thorough educational material about the condition and tips for managing their epilepsy more effectively through the clinic coordinator
and network of