Epilepsy & Seizure Treatment

We’ll help manage your symptoms.

Novant Health neurologists can reduce the severity of your epilepsy and other seizure symptoms with medications, implantable devices, incision-free brain surgery and other outpatient therapies that can help you live more confidently and with minimal recovery time.

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Why Choose Novant Health

At Novant Health, you will work with a team of epilepsy specialists that can not only treat your condition, but provide emotional and logistical support you and your loved ones may need along the way. Your care team will flex depending on what your needs are. Its members could include:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) technicians
  • Epileptologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Epilepsy nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
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Three Novant Health hospitals are accredited as comprehensive epilepsy centers by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). This mean they meet the NAEC’s highest standards of care for epilepsy.

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What are seizures?

Seizures occur when a sudden burst of electrical activity in your brain temporarily impairs how your body typically behaves. They can be unpredictable, and their severity and length vary depending on the affected region of your brain.

Seizures can occur in people of all ages, genders and races but are more common in young children and those 65 or older. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, about 1% of the U.S. population has had an unprovoked seizure, and 1 in every 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.

What causes seizures?

The primary causes of seizures are:

  • Issues with how your brain is wired
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Serious infections like meningitis
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Blood sugar imbalances

Recurring seizures that aren't triggered by a specific medical event may indicate that you have epilepsy.

Seizure Types and Symptoms

Epilepsy FAQs

Epilepsy Treatment Options

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