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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Latest News

Neuroscience Institute offers free webinar on seizures

Seizures — a sudden and uncontrollable electrical disturbance in the brain that can affect your behavior, body movement and even consciousness — are often connected with epilepsy but can also be triggered by a lack of sleep, stress, medication or alcohol use. To help you understand the condition more, Dr. [...]

Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary [...]

Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have [...]

How Specialty Care Can Lower Risk of Death From Epilepsy

Patients getting epilepsy care in a specialty center had a lower chance of death, according to a Canadian study released in the Journal of the American Medical Society Neurology. Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in some cases the challenges of [...]

Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you [...]

Why It’s Buyer Beware With Hemp CBD

As cannabidiol, or CBD, becomes more and more popular as a treatment for chronic pain, Dr. Jonathan Kost, Medical Director of the Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center, warns that it’s important to be aware of the possible risks associated with these products extracted from hemp. Only one CBD medication has [...]


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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Understanding the Back Pain & Wellness Connection

In this free, LIVE webinar session, join neurosurgeon Dr. Pedro Coutinho to learn more about Back Pain and Wellness - risk factors, signs [...]

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020, 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Webinar: Don't Let Headaches Rule Your Life

In this FREE educational seminar, join neurologist, Dr. Nicole Gill, to earn more about the causes of headaches, how headaches are [...]

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Webinar: Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

In this FREE webinar, join Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN, Deep Brain Stimulation Program Coordinator, to learn about Deep Brain Stimulation Program [...]