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Our compassionate, knowledgeable team is focused on providing you with the most advanced resources for seizure detection and treatment.
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Improving your quality of life

At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, our goal is to eliminate seizures, and the challenges patients and their families experience when epilepsy disrupts their lives. By providing personalized, patient-centric care, we empower everyone who walks through our doors to live with confidence and in the best possible health.

Our interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized experts consists of specialty-trained epilepsy neurologists and epileptologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers and electroencephalogram (EEG) technicians. We use the most advanced treatments available for evaluating epilepsy, preventing seizures and treating comorbidities affecting individuals with epilepsy.

Award-winning epilepsy care

At Northwell Health, four of our hospitals are accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), recognized for specialized expertise and exceptional services. North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital are both Level 4 Epilepsy Centers, and Southside Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital are Level 3 Epilepsy Centers.

Both Level 3 and Level 4 centers offer comprehensive, interdisciplinary epilepsy care. Level 4 centers also provide more advanced diagnostic testing, including intracranial EEG and complex surgical treatment options for epilepsy.


With the extensive experience of our specialists, we offer a full complement of treatments for epilepsy. This includes:

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center news
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Ashesh Mehta, MD, PhD: As vagus nerve and deep brain stimulation have reduced seizures and lead to better controlled epilepsy, we are mapping the brain to learn its possibilities.
Drs. Andrea Spatarella and Derek Chong speak to various media outlets about the study.
Dr. Fred Lado, Northwell Health's regional director of epilepsy for Long Island and Queens, received EPIC Long Island's "Professional Leadership Award."
Fred Lado, MD, talks to am New York about prescribing cannabidiol for epilepsy patients.
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