Epilepsy and Sleep
The Division of Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders is dedicated to the evaluation and care of adults, adolescents, and children with epilepsy, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of both common and intractable sleep disorders.
We offer state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment for the management of epilepsy in adults, adolescents, and children, with the goal of helping patients gain control of seizures and optimize their quality of life.
- Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center - Adult & Pediatric (Dr. Carl Bazil, Director)
Faculty in the Division of Epilepsy and Sleep conduct clinical, epidemiological, and basic science investigations aimed at complete seizure control and better quality of life for patients with epilepsy.
Learn more about our Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology of Epilepsy fellowship programs and other educational opportunities in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Our sleep disorders specialists have particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of both common and intractable sleep disorders.
As well as obstructive sleep apnea, we specialize in sleep disorders in patients with neurologic and/or psychiatric disease. Sleep disorders are particularly prominent in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, and stroke, and testing may be indicated with any persistent, unexplained sleep disturbance.
The Columbia Sleep Disorders Center offers a range of sleep assessment options to meet the needs of our patients, including testing done during your office visit, overnight studies in our sleep lab, and at-home sleep assessment options.
- Columbia Sleep Disorders Center (Dr. Carl Bazil, Director)
Current research in our sleep laboratory consists of studies on anticonvulsant drugs on the structure of sleep, and effects of a sleep agent on sleep in patients with epilepsy.