Epilepsy Division Services

Epilepsy Division Services

The International Center for Epilepsy provides the following services:

Epileptologist on call:

A faculty member is available 24-7 to respond to our patient’s emergencies and to provide telephone consultation to referring and outside physicians.

EEG Video monitoring:

There are 4-bed EEG monitoring units in both the adult neurology and on the pediatric floor. In these units, patients are monitored for extended periods of time (1) as part of a pre-surgical evaluation for epilepsy surgery and (2) to establish the diagnosis in patients with episodes of loss of consciousness or with unusual behavior.

Outpatient clinics:

A large number of patients receive specialized care and treatment in the Epilepsy Outpatient Clinics. The faculty is very experienced in classification of the epilepsies, selection of the appropriate medical therapy and adjusting the therapies for optimal outcome. The outpatient clinics are a great resource for the community where the faculty can provide second opinions for referring physicians.

Active surgical program:

For over 30 years, the epilepsy center has had an active surgical program for the treatment of individuals with medically refractory epilepsy. We have been active in the development of new techniques sub-pial transaction for epilepsies in critical area of the brain. The faculty at the ICE was involved in the first evaluation of vagal nerve stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy. We continue to work to develop new approaches in the surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Neurophysiological Laboratory:

Besides routine electroencephalogram, the neurophysiology laboratory at ICE has the ability to record outpatient ambulatory EEG recordings and all day EEG/Video recordings.

Neuroimaging:

A broad range of neuroimaging is present on the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus. High magnet strength MRI imaging is available using specially constructed techniques which provides both structural and functional images. PET and SPECT imaging is available on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

Interventional Radiology and Gamma Knife:

A very strong and experienced Interventional Radiology and Gamma Knife groups are present to assist in the non-surgical treatment of patients with intracranial tumors and vascular malformations.