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Epilepsy & Seizures

Understanding how the brain works to provide the treatment our patients need

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal brain activity, resulting in unusual behavior, loss of awareness, and seizures. Anyone, regardless of gender, age, background, or race can be affected by this disorder, and their symptoms can vary wildly. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are among New Jersey's most experienced epilepsy and seizure specialists. Using the latest technology for epilepsy monitoring, non-invasive methods of precisely identifying seizure activity, and a multidisciplinary team approach, our epilepsy programs offer patients with difficult-to-manage epilepsy more options for treatment, management and support.

Diagnosing epilepsy

Diagnosing this disorder requires a full evaluation. Your evaluation may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Neurological exam
  • Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • High-density EEG

Our specialists are ready to provide expert care to all patients

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons are experienced handling all types of seizure forms, including:

  • Febrile seizures
  • Benign Rolandic epilepsy
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Juvenile absence epilepsy
  • Infantile spasms
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Reflex epilepsies
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Frontal lobe epilepsy
  • Progressive myoclonic epilepsies
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Landau-Kleffner syndrome
  • Rasmussen's syndrome
  • Ring chromosome 20 syndrome
  • Hypothalamic hamartoma

Whatever you face, our team of medical professionals will work with you to ensure that you understand what you’re dealing with and the best ways to treat it moving forward.

Patient Stories

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Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200

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