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Care for Epilepsy. Comfort for You.

When you want the most specialized epilepsy care, put your trust in a program that’s received the highest designation. Our programs are designated as a Level 4 center, which means we have access to innovative monitoring and treatment options.

Where Expertise Makes a Difference

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                        Awarded the Highest Designation in Epilepsy Care

Awarded the Highest Designation in Epilepsy Care

We’re proud to be Central Florida’s only Level 4 center for both adults and children, a recognition reserved for programs providing the highest level of quality and excellence.

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                        The Only Program for Kids and Adults

The Only Program for Kids and Adults

Choosing an epilepsy program that treats children and adults means you can depend on a continuum of care. Our team includes experts from more than 30 subspecialties, each delivering superior care.

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                        Unrivaled Experience. Exclusive Technology.

Unrivaled Experience. Exclusive Technology.

Depend on a team that performs the most epilepsy surgeries in Florida, offers the innovative NeuroPace RNS® system and has the only magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain-mapping tool in the state.

Unparalleled Treatment for the Unexpected

Adult Epilepsy

Seizures are your body’s way of telling you there’s something off. To reset the balance, first we need to determine the cause. As a Level 4 epilepsy center, we have leading-edge diagnostic tools, including NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation, 3T MRIs and the only MEG brain-mapping program in Florida. So whether your epilepsy is a new development or something you’ve lived with for years, we have the tools and expertise to get to the root cause and identify the best ways to treat it. We’ll put all our resources toward helping you live seizure-free, so you can feel whole in body, mind and spirit.

Pediatric Epilepsy

If you’re the parent of a child suffering from epilepsy, you’ve probably experienced a feeling of helplessness during a seizure. We’re here to empower you with answers, guidance and innovative treatment options. Take comfort in knowing that we have a state-of-the-art unit with an all-digital video EEG designed for round-the-clock monitoring by specially trained nurses, technicians and pediatric specialists. It allows us to study your child’s seizure activity in real time, improving the accuracy of our diagnosis and effectiveness of our treatment. Learn more about our special abilities in treating childhood epilepsy at the AdventHealth for Children.

Tools and Techniques for Addressing Epilepsy

Seizures aren’t always caused by epilepsy. Sometimes they’re brought on by other factors. At the AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Neuroscience Institute, our multidisciplinary approach helps assess seizures from a variety of perspectives, so we can gain a precise understanding of your condition and make an accurate diagnosis.

Some of the ways we can assess your condition include:

  • Blood Tests — To screen for genetic and metabolic disorders or conditions such as diabetes, anemia, infections and poisoning
  • Brain Imaging — Computed tomography (CT scans), positron emission tomography (PET scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs)
  • Electroencephalograms (EEGs) — To measure electrical activity in the brain and possibly reveal abnormalities
  • MEG (Magnetoencephalography) — The first and only incisionless functional brain-imaging technology in the state of Florida
  • Medical History — To see if seizures have occurred before and assess symptoms
  • Neurological Testing — Measuring intellectual capability, reflexes, motor skills and behavior

Other tests for epilepsy include kidney and liver function tests and an examination of spinal fluid. Whatever your special case requires, our experts will personalize a diagnostic and treatment plan for you to move beyond seizures toward whole-person health.

Keeping a watchful eye on your epilepsy is key to keeping your symptoms under control. It’s important to look forward with optimism, and, as your partner in lifelong wellness, we’re here to help. Starting with an initial evaluation in our 18-bed monitoring unit and continuing through every stage of your life, we’re here to provide the ongoing care you need to keep your condition in check.

Learning ways to control your seizures is at the top of your list. Helping you control your seizures is our number one priority, too. Some of the ways we might achieve that include:

  • Diet — A ketogenic diet is one that’s high in fat and low in carbohydrates. And it’s been shown to help the body produce natural anticonvulsants and control seizures for some people. The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute offers the only physician-led ketogenic diet program in Florida.
  • Medication — This is the most effective treatment for about two-thirds of people with epilepsy. Currently, there are more than 20 types of epilepsy medications available, and it can take some patience to find one that works for you.
  • NeuroPace RNS® — This small device is implanted just under the scalp, where it records electrical activity in the brain and sends electrical impulses that work to prevent seizures.
  • Surgery — When the best course of action is to remove a small amount of brain tissue where seizures originate or to try to prevent seizures from spreading through the brain, we have a number of advanced, minimally invasive options. 

Today, you have more and better options for managing epilepsy than ever before. And as your care team, we’re here to find the treatment options that work for you, monitoring and managing your condition so that you can get back to living your best life.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As interconnected pieces of one of the most comprehensive neurology care networks in Florida, each of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute. Ask your dedicated Care Coordinator to help you explore your options and find the right fit for you to optimize your recovery. 

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A Community of Support

A strong support system goes a long way. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of patient services. From support groups and wellness programs to your Care Coordinator and financial assistance tools, you always have helpful resources and compassionate people to lean on. 

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ABRET Accredited

Our EEG Lab has been accredited by ABRET, which encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic laboratories through certification and accreditation.  We are the only lab certified in Central Florida for both adults and children.

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Partnerships for Peace of Mind

You can feel your best knowing we partner with the best. Teaming up with local, regional and national leaders, we are reimagining neurological treatment to give you even more resources and more confidence in your care.

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Your Health Ally All the Way

Your compassionate and knowledgeable Care Coordinator is available to help schedule appointments, thoroughly explain every treatment option and put you in touch with the right resources. You’ll never wonder what’s next, because we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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