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, Augusta University's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has been a nationally recognized referral center and has performed almost 1,200 epilepsy-related surgeries.
Why Choose Us
The Epilepsy Center in Augusta, Georgia was the first in Georgia or South Carolina to be recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Medical Surgical Level IV Epilepsy Center, the highest possible designation. It serves as a national referral center for adult and pediatric patients, treating the most complex cases of epilepsy.
We offer one of the most experienced epilepsy programs in the country. Our epilepsy team is dedicated to discovering and delivering the best form of epilepsy treatment and management to improve the quality of life for each patient.
We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and managing epilepsy and its effects on the patient’s life. Some of our services and specialists include:
- A team of adult epilepsy specialists (epileptologists)
- Skilled and experienced epilepsy neurosurgeon that performs the full range of epilepsy surgeriesfrom vagus nerve stimulation to temporal lobectomy to hemispherectomy
- A dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit staffed by registered nurses specially trained in epilepsy care as well as electroencephalography (EEG) technologists trained to monitor and record the brain’s electrical activity
- Neuropsychologists for testing cognitive function
- Pharmacists with advanced knowledge of antiepileptic drugs
- Access to clinical trials involved with epilepsy research as the only public academic medical center in Georgia
- Nurse clinicians who educate patients and answer day-to-day questions
- Social workers who help patients and families cope with epilepsy
- An Epilepsy Coordinator who handles scheduling, admissions and insurance issues
- Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment through Patient Family Centered Care for adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy