U of L Hospital

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Give us a call to set up an appointment in our epilepsy monitoring unit or to speak to one of our staff! – 1-855-562-3368.

 

In Kentucky and Southern Indiana alone more than 90,000 people have epilepsy, demonstrating a vital need for a comprehensive epilepsy team.

Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. Between 30 and 40 percent of the 2.7 million Americans diagnosed with a seizure disorder have seizures that are not well controlled by medication. Others have their epilepsy untreated or misdiagnosed.

That is why the University of Louisville Hospital Epilepsy Center is such a critical resource for the community and state. Our center is one of only a few Level IV Epilepsy Centers in the region, meaning that we have the ability to do everything from diagnosing epilepsy to performing surgery when appropriate.

The Epilepsy Center has a state-of-the-art monitoring unit and dedicated nurses and physicians with the experience and expertise needed to provide comprehensive epilepsy services.

Epilepsy Specialists At University of Louisville Hospital

To help in caring for people with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Center has two neurologists with specialized training in epilepsy. Dr. Christopher Shafer and Dr. Steven Evans manage the care of patients in the unit and help direct the appropriate treatment path.

In the event a patient with epilepsy could potentially benefit from surgery, the epilepsy team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and a neuropsychologist all meet to discuss the individual patient case and determine what treatment path is best.

Find out more about epilepsy by watching the Epilepsy Team on WAVE3 Listens Live here!

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the occurrence of more than one unprovoked seizure. The seizures cause a disturbance in behavior and affect the brain’s ability to function optimally. There are still unknowns about the disease, but many epilepsy cases can be controlled with medication, surgery or a combination of the two. To learn more about seizure symptoms and medications, see the About Epilepsy section.

Please contact us online or at 1-855-562-3368 for more information or to make an appointment for a monitoring session.

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