The UMMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is dedicated to the care of people with epilepsy. The Center offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment of seizures/ epilepsy in adults and children. The center's goal is to help patients gain control of seizures and optimize their quality of life.
A full complement of advanced diagnostic tests is available for seizures diagnosis, classification, and evaluation for surgical treatment of epilepsy. The center's inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit combines video and EEG monitoring of patients to determine epilepsy type, number and location of seizures. Results of the monitoring tests are supplemented by other diagnostic procedures, including MRI, SPECT, neuropsychological tests, Wada test and PET scanning.
Surgical treatments include temporal lobe resection, extratemporal cortical resection, hemispherictomies, corpus callosal resection and deep brain stimulation as well as VNS.
Patients benefit from the intervention of an experienced multidisciplinary team that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurophysiologist, neuroradiologists, EEG technologists, clinical nurse specialists, neuropsychologists and psychiatrists. Any patient who is not responding to medical therapy is appropriate for referral to the UMMC epilepsy center. Patients may be referred by a physician or self-referred.
The professional staff of the UMMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center includes neurologists, pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers and EEG technologists - all of whom have special expertise in epilepsy. The staff work with community physicians, other hospitals and community agencies (Epilepsy Foundation in Jackson) to optimize treatment and provide appropriate services for patients with uncontrolled seizures or special problems related to epilepsy.
The facilities at the center and expertise of the staff allow the staff to:
In addition, the center conducts ongoing clinical research programs in epilepsy as well as new diagnostic methods and treatments
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216