Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Epilepsy Program

Hoag’s Epilepsy Program is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. This designation recognizes that the Epilepsy Program has the professional expertise, resources and facilities to provide the entire continuum of comprehensive care for patients with seizures and epilepsy.

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NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

We have embraced a patient-centered approach to epilepsy treatment that begins with the initial consultation and shapes all aspects of care from diet and medication, through surgical decision-making. We recognize that although the primary goal of epilepsy care is the elimination or reduction of seizures, there are many other aspects of epilepsy that have a profound impact on quality of life. These include medication side effects, anxiety and depression, memory and cognition, and independence and autonomy to name a few.

A patient-centered approach to epilepsy care means identifying each patient’s specific treatment goals and formulating a plan to accomplish those goals. Under our Program, this philosophy of patient care is combined with state-of-the-art technology that includes high resolution MRI, multimodal imaging, implanted neurostimulation devices, and advanced surgical techniques such as robotic-assisted minimally invasive laser ablation of seizure foci in the brain.

We understand epilepsy often affects the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community, including the uninsured. In order to bridge this treatment gap, the Epilepsy Program has partnered with Lestonnac Free Clinic in Orange in order to expand access for uninsured patients.

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