At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, our multidisciplinary team collaborates to provide cutting-edge patient care while researching the latest treatments and discoveries.
Transformational epilepsy research and care from a Level 4 epilepsy center
Ohio State’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides patients the highest quality care, with the most current proven therapies delivered by a collaborative team of experts working together under the banner of Ohio State’s Neurological Institute. The center includes six physicians board certified in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology or both, full-time EEG technologists, a dedicated epilepsy nurse practitioner and a pharmacist specializing in epilepsy drug treatments.
Ohio State is designated a level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, for the advanced level of our medical and surgical epilepsy care. Our state-of-the-art, eight-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit allows our team to closely evaluate episodes of loss of consciousness or diagnostically challenging seizures, to pinpoint areas of the brain where the seizures originate and potentially to reveal surgical solutions. The center also regularly participates in multicenter clinical trials of new medications and other therapies.
Diagnostic tests available at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center include electroencephalogram (EEG), continuous video-EEG monitoring (V-EEG), functional MRI (fMRI), ictal SPECT, interictal PET and intracranial monitoring with depth electrodes and cortical electrode grids. Our clinical interventions include vagal nerve stimulators and deep brain stimulation, temporal lobectomies and extratemporal lesionectomies and ketogenic and modified Atkins diets.