Treatment is focused on controlling the seizures. The doctor may start your child on medicine. A special diet, called a ketogenic diet, may also be tried to help control the seizures.
Brain surgery may be another treatment if the patient still has seizures after trying different medicines. Risks for surgery are infection, seizures and decreased motor function. Risks for not doing surgery are increased seizures, loss of skills, poor quality of life.
Another treatment option may be a vagal nerve stimulator (VNS). This may be considered if brain surgery is not an option. Risks for having VNS surgery are infection and continued seizures. Risks for not having a VNS include worsening seizures and poor quality of life.