The mission of the UAB Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children's Hospital is to advance and provide the best care possible to the children of Alabama and surrounding regions. Our skilled staff of EEG technicians, nurses, and physicians are dedicated to this mission and are insistent on making children and families comfortable. We strive to nurture trust by ongoing communication and family education with the goal of empowering them to deal with an often chronic condition.
Our program uses the latest technologies and state of the art facilities to diagnose and treat seizures. Treatments include medications, diets, and surgical therapy when seizures remain poorly controlled. Our epilepsy surgery program is one of the fastest growing in the nation. To advance epilepsy care, we are also actively involved in research in pharmaceutical and neuroimaging/ engineering methodologies.
We have a close working relationship with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Psychology, and Child Life. We benefit from a highly collaborative environment with our colleagues in the adult epilepsy program. This specialized interdisciplinary team forms the core of our efforts to combat epilepsy and related conditions while providing compassionate and individualized care.