Epilepsy

Designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a level 4 center, the Cedars-Sinai Epilepsy Program offers consultations and continuous care to patients with seizure disorders. The program provides clinics as well as outpatient EEG diagnostic services, including routine EEG screening and monitoring. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment options are offered to patients in close cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery's Epilepsy Consultatory Specialty Clinic.

Specialized Guided Care. Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit offers specialized evaluation and treatment to patients with seizures that aren't responding to medication.

A tonic-clonic seizure, also called a grand mal seizure, causes violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. This is the most common type of seizure that affects the whole body.

It's important to know what to do and what not to do when someone has a seizure. If you witness someone having a seizure, find out how you can help.

Program Director

Jeffrey M. Chung, MD, FAAN

"Our approach is personal and comprehensive. Epilepsy affects all aspects of a person's life, and we are there for our patients over the long term."