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Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Seizures are the primary symptom of epilepsy. A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that usually affects how a person feels or acts for a short time.  Epilepsy seizures can be mild and hardly noticed, while other seizures, like atonic, tonic-clonic and generalized seizures can be disabling.

Our integrated and multidisciplinary team of specialty-trained epilepsy neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and technical staff all work together to provide you with personalized care. Our mission is to provide you with seizure freedom so you can enjoy the most active, productive and fulfilling life.

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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder diagnosed when a person has recurring seizures due to an overstimulation or disruption of nerve cell activity in the brain.

Seizures are the signs or symptoms that result from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. They come in many different forms.


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North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital (part of Northwell Health) have both been recognized as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest rating by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 centers provide complex and intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, in addition to extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment options. Fourth-level centers also offer comprehensive evaluations for epilepsy and a broad range of surgical procedures to treat the condition.

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Five epilepsy programs within Northwell Health system have been reaccredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, and …
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