It is estimated that more than 65 million* people worldwide suffer with epilepsy. In the United States alone, 1 in 26 people are likely to develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime*. A majority of those affected are managed successfully with a drug regimen. However, for patients with special issues, or those who have tried at least two different drug treatments without success, we can offer help.

Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

We have particular expertise in serving patients with particularly complicated issues, such as:

  • Difficult to control seizures
  • Diagnostic uncertainty
  • Children and adolescents with epilepsy
  • Pregnancy and women’s health
  • Mood, memory, or sleep disorders

Individuals may be referred to the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center by their primary care physician, a referring neurologist, or by self-referral.

Conditions We Treat

  • Epilepsy
  • Generalized epilepsy
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
  • Partial epilepsy
  • Seizure disorder
  • Sleep apnea

Treatments We Offer

  • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Clinical neurophysiology testing
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electroencephalography
  • Encephalography
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Evoked potential testing
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Modified Atkins diet