It’s estimated that 65 million around the world have epilepsy, a brain disorder in which people have recurring seizures or convulsions due to surges in the electrical signals in their brain. These surges may cause a variety of behaviors, including blank stares, temporary confusion, jerking movements or violent muscle spasms, or a loss of consciousness. 

UT Southwestern offers one of the nation’s leading epilepsy treatment programs, with comprehensive care for adults, adolescents, children, and newborns. Our neurologists work with neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurophysiologists, research nurses, diagnostic technologists, and social workers to provide a thorough evaluation and determine the most effective treatment options available.

Other seizure disorders treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Generalized seizures
  • Partial seizures

Level 4 Epilepsy Center

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers, evaluates medical facilities on a regional, national, and international basis, has designated UT Southwestern a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest designation possible. Our physicians and researchers are leaders in epilepsy drug research and advanced diagnostic techniques and treatments.

ROSA: Treating Seizures Using Innovative Technology

Many people with epilepsy are treated effectively with medication. But for seizures that don’t respond to medication, new surgical options are available to help patients. This includes the use of new technology supporting minimally invasive neurosurgical procedure at UT Southwestern Medical Center -- the Robotized Stereotactic Assistant (ROSA)