Many children with epilepsy can achieve adequate seizure control through medication and / or a specialized diet. But for 5-10 percent of children with epilepsy, surgery may be necessary. The goal of surgery is to dramatically reduce the severity and frequency of seizures and, when possible, eliminate them altogether.

Cincinnati Children’s is one of only a few dedicated pediatric epilepsy surgery programs in the United States to offer all of the diagnostic tests and tools needed to evaluate children with epilepsy. As a result of our advanced technologies and our team’s experience and expertise, patients whose condition might be considered inoperable elsewhere can undergo epilepsy surgery at Cincinnati Children’s.

If your child has seizures that have not responded to two or more anti-epileptic medications, we welcome you to contact our Epilepsy Surgery Program.