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Epilepsy is mostly treatable with medication, but this method is not effective for about 30% of patients. In some cases, brain surgery may be an option. Epilepsy surgery is an operation on the brain to control seizures and improve the person's quality of life.

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      • Febrile seizures
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      • Can epilepsy be prevented?
      • How can epilepsy be treated?
      • How does epilepsy affect daily life?
      • Are there special risks associated with epilepsy?
      • What research is being done on epilepsy?
      • How can I help research on epilepsy?
      • What to do if you see someone having a seizure
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      • Where can I get more information?
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Terms related to Surgical Options for Epilepsy:

  • Corpus Callosotomy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Functional Hemispherectomy
  • Lobe Resection

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