Epilepsy is a disease of the brain characterized by unprovoked seizures. If you are one of the more than 2.7 million Americans living with epilepsy, our team understands how much this illness can affect your self-esteem, ability to work or raise a family, and overall quality of life. We are leaders in the field of epilepsy treatment, research, and education, particularly the care of people with difficult-to-control (intractable) seizures. We'll work with you to find the best treatment to control your seizures.
When you come to NewYork-Presbyterian for epilepsy care, you'll benefit from the latest diagnostic techniques and treatments. We have two Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers, as designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. This is the highest rank attainable. People treated at such centers receive the best epilepsy care available.
An Accurate Diagnosis
The most effective treatment for epilepsy begins with a thorough evaluation using the latest tests to make an accurate diagnosis and to learn more about your seizures. We have state-of-the-art epilepsy monitoring units and use the most advanced electrodiagnostic testing available to evaluate your brain function and to pinpoint the type, number, and location of the seizures in your brain.
A Commitment to Your Quality of Life
Recognizing the lifelong struggles that people with epilepsy face, we use innovative therapies to help you gain control of your seizures so you can have a better quality of life.
The Latest Treatments
We offer the latest antiseizure medications, surgeries, devices, and clinical trial opportunities. We have special expertise in the effects of epilepsy on sleep, bone health, and reproductive health as well as in the treatment of women, older patients, those with HIV and those with psychiatric disorders who experience seizures.
Dedicated Centers for Children
Our comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Centers are among the most active programs on the East Coast and are major referral centers for the treatment of children with hard-to-control seizures. Our specialists teach young people with epilepsy how to advocate for their own healthcare needs as they move into their adult years.
Support for You and Your Family
Education and support are provided for you as well as your loved ones. You and your family can benefit from COPE (Care and Outreach for People Living with Epilepsy), which brings together you, your epilepsy team, your primary care provider, and community resources.