Epilepsy Program

The Cedars-Sinai's Epilepsy Program offers extensive experience and leading-edge knowledge in treating patients with epilepsy.

Epilepsy is an ongoing disorder of the nervous system that produces sudden, intense bursts of electrical activity in the brain. This causes seizures, which may briefly affect a person's muscle control, movement, speech, vision or awareness. Epilepsy seizures usually occur without warning and often for no clear reason. If epilepsy is not treated, seizures may occur throughout a person's life and in some cases become more severe and more frequent over time.

The Cedars-Sinai Epilepsy Program consists of epileptologists, clinical nurse specialists, neuropsychologists and social workers. The program offers weekly clinics for comprehensive evaluation and treatment options. Patients may be evaluated for medication trials as well as epilepsy surgery. The program also features an inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to evaluate potential candidates for epilepsy surgery as well as differentiating seizures from other conditions.

Please visit the Cedars-Sinai Epilepsy Program website for more information.

For additional information, a second opinion, to make an appointment or refer a patient, please call 310-423-7420 or email us at epilepsy@cshs.org.