Epileptic seizures are typically controlled through medications for most people. However, they don’t work for everyone. For about 30 percent of people with epilepsy, medications either don’t control the seizures or they can’t tolerate the side effects. In these cases, epilepsy surgery may be an option.
The goal of epilepsy surgery is to stop seizures or limit their severity. The type of epilepsy surgery we recommend will depend on several different factors, including where the type of seizure, where the seizure begins in the brain, and the age of the patient. Types of surgery include the following: