The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute offers the most advanced care for people of all ages with seizures and all forms of epilepsy.

We set the gold standard for diagnosis and care. When you or a loved one have a seizure, getting the right diagnosis quickly is very important. More than 2 million Americans will have a seizure at some point, but only one or two out of 100 actually have epilepsy. To get the most effective treatment, you must be diagnosed correctly. The first step, however, is an accurate diagnosis – sometimes what seems like a seizure isn’t a seizure at all! Our epilepsy specialists will guide you to the right diagnosis, which is crucially important for getting you the right treatments.

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NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Epilepsy Center
is accredited by the

National Association of Epilepsy Centers for 2021-2022

Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the
highest-level medical and surgical evaluaion and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Epilepsy Conditions We Treat

If you’ve been given a diagnosis, find more information here.

Conditions

Epilepsy Services We Offer

Making seizures stop without side effects that often come from medication.

Services
Epilepsy Center Locations

Our comprehensive care includes epilepsy services offered near you.

Learn more about the services that make up the Ayer Neuroscience Institute. 

Ayer Neuroscience Institute

Latest News

October 20, 2021

The Science Behind Treating Epileptic Seizures With CBD

Recent research into the effects of cannabis derivatives on seizures could open the door to more medication options for patients, [...]

September 23, 2021

Neurosurgeon Breaks New Ground at HHC with Procedure to Control Seizures

The toolbox of options for people with epilepsy expanded recently at Hartford HealthCare (HHC) with the launch of responsive neurostimulation [...]

September 10, 2021

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Torrington Certified by Epilepsy Foundation in Seizure First Aid

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Torrington staff members Heather Thomas, Rosa Pagano, Mayerlline Arias and Samantha Cerruto have completed requirements for Seizure [...]

April 02, 2021

The ‘Complex Set of Tools’ Needed When Epilepsy Is More Than Repeated Seizures

Unlike the Hollywood depiction where people thrash about on the ground, their heads lolling to the side, most seizures go [...]

December 29, 2020

Yes, a Lot Happened in 2020 Besides COVID-19. Like This.

Hard as it may be to believe, life did exist beyond COVID-19 this year and, while many healthcare professionals tended [...]

November 04, 2020

Now, Deep Brain Stimulation to Prevent Epileptic Seizures

The Hartford HealthCare toolbox for treating epilepsy recently gained a significant and innovative option when a pair of neurosurgeons employed [...]

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