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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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.


Latest Videos

What is SUDEP? How common is it?

It's something that's been in the news a lot, #SUDEP, sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Disney star, Cameron Boyce, died from #SUDEP over the summer. A moving article by a father who lost his 8-year-old son to #SUDEP. But what is it? We talk with Gabriel Martz, MD, Director of the Epilepsy Center at the Hartford HealthCare Neuroscience Institute. For more information, call 860.972.3621.

Medical Rounds with Dr. Erica Schuyler

Get the basics on epilepsy from Hartford HealthCare's Dr. Erica Schuyler.

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