Clinical Services

The Epilepsy Service offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients with seizures and related disorders from first seizure events to surgical evaluation of seizure disorders. Detailed neuropsychological testing is available to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Services include inpatient and ambulatory long-term video-EEG monitoring (using digital technology with computer-assisted event detection), sophisticated MRI imaging and spectroscopy, and functional imaging using MRI, SPECT and PET scanning. A comprehensive epilepsy surgery program complements the latest medical therapy, including clinical trials of new drugs.

Additional services include second opinions, review of neuropathological and radtiographic materials, neurogenetic assessment, ketogenic diet program, and psychiatric evaluation

Second Opinion and Record Review

The MGH Epilepsy Service offers second opinion services to patients and physicians with complex neurological problems. Our goal is to work with patients and their local physicians to optimize diagnosis and care. We can provide opinions based on review of medical records, images and test data, or based on a comprehensive consultation including examination and discussion with the patient and family members