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Advanced Epilepsy Care

Michigan’s Epilepsy Experts

We understand how difficult it is to live with epilepsy. Seizures can affect your health, social life, work and school. You may feel isolated — but you are not alone. The experts at Henry Ford Health are here to help. We work together to provide an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan to control your seizures.

What is epilepsy? What is a seizure?

Epilepsy is a neurological (brain and nervous system) disorder in which surges of electrical activity in the brain cause repeated seizures. These sudden, uncontrolled bursts of electrical activity can affect your behavior, sensations, movements or level of consciousness.

More than 3.4 million Americans live with epilepsy, and 150,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. People can be born with epilepsy, or it can occur after a brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke.

Find out more about epilepsy and the types of seizures we treat at Henry Ford.

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We have virtual care options available so you can see your doctor without leaving home. Find out if virtual care is right for you.
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New Location
We are pleased to offer comprehensive epilepsy care at our new Henry Ford Medical Center in Royal Oak.

Epilepsy treatment at Henry Ford: Why choose us?

The most effective epilepsy treatment requires a team of experts from various specialties working together. At Henry Ford Health, your team is led by a board-certified neurologist with years of advanced fellowship training in epilepsy and seizures.

Our team offers comprehensive, high-quality care from your first visit through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. We spend time with you to understand what you’re experiencing and listen to your concerns. We build a relationship with you so that we can develop a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Patients come to our center, one of the largest in Michigan, from throughout the Midwest and across the country. Highlights of our program include:

  • National recognition: The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) has certified the epilepsy program at Henry Ford Hospital as a Level 4 Adult Epilepsy Center, and has certified the program at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital as a Level 3 Pediatric Epilepsy Center. That means we have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for adults and children with complex epilepsy. Meet our epilepsy team.

  • Precise diagnosis: To provide an accurate diagnosis, our doctors use a range of advanced technology, including those with video EEG and real-time 24/7 monitoring in our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and MEG scans. Learn more about our epilepsy and seizure evaluation and treatment.
  • Advanced techniques, technology and treatments: Our care team has expertise treating epilepsy with medications, responsive neurostimulation (RNS) deep brain stimulation (DBS), minimally invasive and robotic-assisted brain surgery, laser ablation, vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and other safe, effective treatments. Learn more about treatment options including epilepsy medications and epilepsy surgery.
  • 24/7 monitoring: If you have recurring seizures, we provide intensive evaluation in our comfortable epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU). You receive compassionate care from our nurses and other staff to ensure your safety throughout testing.
  • Expertise in pediatric epilepsy: Our care team has specialized experience in learning, attention, behavioral and social issues that may accompany seizure disorders. Learn more about pediatric epilepsy care at Henry Ford.
  • Dedicated to research that advances care: Since the 1980s, our doctors have been pioneers in epilepsy research to bring promising new treatments to our patients. We’re also committed to the epilepsy community. Several of our epileptologists and neurosurgeons serve on the advisory board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. 

Second opinions and coordinated care

Our doctors work closely with you and your referring provider for second opinions and coordinated care:

  • Second opinions: Make an appointment with one of our epileptologists for a consultation. Depending on your specific case, we may recommend a thorough evaluation in our EMU. We can confirm a diagnosis and provide recommendations for treatment.
  • Patient referrals: Whether you wish to continue caring for your patient or transfer their care, our epileptologists collaborate with you to determine a plan. We provide regular communication to keep you updated on your patient’s status. Get more information for medical professionals.

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