Duke Health Blog
Stories and news about treatment advances that improve your health and quality of life

Epilepsy Care

Learn more about the specialized care Duke experts offer people with epilepsy.

Showing 1 - 10 of 10 results
Epilepsy Surgery in Infancy Allows Toddler to Walk, Talk, and More
Epilepsy Surgery in Infancy Allows Toddler to Walk, Talk, and More

Seven-month-old Lily Twiddy was having up to 30 seizures a day despite taking six different epilepsy medications. Doctors worried that continued seizures could ...

What You Need to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation
What You Need to Know About Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical therapy for neurologic conditions like epilepsy and movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tr ...

Young Man Gets Driver’s License After Epilepsy Surgery Eliminates Seizures
Young Man Gets Driver’s License After Epilepsy Surgery Eliminates Seizures

Hampstead, NC native Harvey Squires was diagnosed with epilepsy at 14 years old. As his seizures worsened, Harvey’s parents sought care for him from doctors ac ...

Hemispherectomy Cures Epilepsy in Young Girl, Now Thriving
Hemispherectomy Cures Epilepsy in Young Girl, Now Thriving

Ela Allam was diagnosed with epilepsy at age three and started taking anti-seizure medications. As Ela grew, her seizures became more frequent and more dangero ...

Boy Is Seizure-Free after Complex Epilepsy Surgery
Boy Is Seizure-Free after Complex Epilepsy Surgery

Nathaniel Clauss was diagnosed with epilepsy at age eight, after a seizure caused him to fall at his school in Washington, D.C. Despite starting multiple medic ...

Do I Need an Epileptologist?
Do I Need an Epileptologist?

Most people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication under the supervision of a primary care doctor or general neurologist. However, you may ne ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Epilepsy Surgery
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery can be highly effective at reducing or eliminating seizures. However, many people don’t understand the potential benefits and when epilepsy su ...

Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures
Robot Reduces Need for Open Brain Surgery to Map Epileptic Seizures

A robotic device is allowing doctors to pinpoint the origins of a person’s seizures through minimally invasive surgery. The device, in use at Duke and some epi ...

Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy
Specialized Care for Women with Epilepsy

Epilepsy can dramatically affect a person’s quality of life, but women with epilepsy have even more to consider. Normal hormonal changes can influence seizure ...

Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care
Epilepsy and COVID-19: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Care

Want some good news? In general, people with epilepsy do not have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing serious complications from it. Howeve ...