Epilepsy is the third most common neurologic condition. About 1 percent of the population, or about 30,000 people in San Diego County, are living with this disorder.
Epilepsy may begin at any age. The causes are varied and the diagnosis is not always easy. Undiagnosed and uncontrolled, it may progressively alter normal brain function and create serious social and psychological problems. For this reason, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial.
What UCSD Offers
The UCSD Epilepsy Center is the only nationally certified epilepsy center in San Diego. As the regional referral center for specialized epilepsy care in San Diego County, the center offers specialists who diagnose, educate and treat patients with:
- Seizure disorders
- Suspected epilepsy
With both inpatient and outpatient services, the he UCSD Epilepsy Center offers the latest technological advances in medical therapies, surgical procedures and clinical trials. The Center evaluates, monitors and follows more than 1,000 patients per year.
The Center provides inpatient monitoring capabilities and surgical expertise, as well as a wide range of clinical trials to advance the treatments available for epilepsy. The program also offers a strong fellowship component and nursing education for epilepsy and seizure management.
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