Over two million people in the United States are diagnosed with epilepsy, a syndrome marked by recurrent seizures. As a result of new medical and surgical advances, freedom from seizures is now a realistic possibility for most patients with epilepsy.
Since 1977, our epilepsy team has been discovering and delivering the highest levels of treatment and management to our patients. Augusta University's Epilepsy Center is a nationally recognized referral center and has performed almost 1,200 epilepsy-related surgeries.
Why Choose Us
We offer one of the most comprehensive epilepsy programs in the country. AU Health's Epilepsy Center was the first in Georgia or South Carolina to be recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a medical, surgical Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest possible designation. It serves as a national referral center for treating the most complex epilepsy cases.
Did you know
We offer dedicated teams who provide diagnosis and treatment for both adult and pediatric epilepsy patients. Our teams include:
- Epilepsy coordinators, who handles scheduling, admissions and insurance issues.
- Epilepsy specialists, known as epileptologists.
- Nurse clinicians, who educate patients and answer day-to-day questions.
- Neuropsychologists, for testing patient's cognitive function.
- Pharmacists, with advanced knowledge of antiepileptic drugs.
- Social workers, who help patients and families cope with epilepsy.
Skilled and experienced epilepsy neurosurgeons perform a full range of epilepsy surgeries including:
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Temporal lobectomy
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Staffed by registered nurses who are specially trained in epilepsy care, as well as, electroencephalography (EEG) technologists trained to monitor and record the brain’s electrical activity.
AU Health is the only public academic medical center in Georgia, this gives our patients access to the latest clinical trials for the treatment of epilepsy.