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Clinical Services at Rush Surgery for Epilepsy
Program Description

The surgical epilepsy program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago specializes in treatment of the less than 30 percent of epilepsy patients whose seizures and related symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medication.

Using the latest imaging techniques available, neurologists and neurosurgeons at Rush are known for their ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat epilepsy. Rush was one of the first centers in North America to perform surgery for epilepsy, beginning in 1972. Now surgeons at Rush perform more surgical procedures to treat epilepsy than any other program in the Chicago area, and it's one of the leading centers in the entire Midwest.


Services Provided

Patients are considered for surgery only after medical management has been tried for a reasonable period of time by a qualified neurologist and has proven to be ineffective in controlling seizures. Surgery is also available if a patient's seizures are the result of a brain tumor. Surgical procedures performed:

  • Antero-medial temporal lobectomy with amygdalo-hippocampectomy
  • Extra-temporal resection
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Multiple subpial transection
  • Brain tumor resection
  • Awake craniotomy
  • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Neurostimulator implant (clinical trial)
  • Deep brain stimulation in anterior nucleus of the thalamus (clinical trial)

Surgery for epilepsy  
Surgery for epilepsy 
Clinical Team

The epilepsy surgery program at Rush offers a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach. The highly experienced team includes neurosurgeons, epileptologists, nurse practitioners and epilepsy nurse specialists, neuropsychologists, as well as speech and physical therapists.





Contact Name
Neurosurgery at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-6644
Contact E-mail
contact_rush@rush.edu



Location
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 885
Chicago, IL 60612



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