Treatments and Services for Seizures

We connect you to a full range of medical, surgical and behavioral treatment options to address your seizures and help you live a full life.

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Epilepsy Center offers a variety of services and treatments. Our team will offer you all the appropriate choices so you can decide what’s best for you.

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The services we offer include:

First Seizure Clinic.
After you’ve experienced a seizure, our specialists offer rapid, accurate diagnosis, usually within two weeks of referral. Your primary care provider can refer you.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU).
You might be recommended to spend up to a week inpatient on this specialized unit at Hartford Hospital where a specialized team uses video-EEG monitoring to watch and record your brainwaves day and night. By examining the information gathered during your seizures, the team can more accurately diagnose your specific condition and make the most appropriate treatment recommendations. Rooms on the unit are all private and have refrigerators, TVs and Wi-Fi, plus room for visitors to stay with you.

Medication Management.
Focused on controlling seizures while avoiding side effects from medicines.

Refractory Epilepsy care.
When two or three medications fail to help control seizures, the epilepsy is called refractory. The American Academy of Neurology recommends people with refractory epilepsy be seen at an epilepsy center like ours for individualized treatment options for controlling seizures and improving other related issues.

Mental Health care.

Treatment options to eliminate seizures and help you live a full life include:

More than 20 medication options

Changes in diet

Behavioral health care with mental health professionals such as psychiatrists and social workers

Surgical interventions

  • Laser ablation is a minimally-invasive technique in which a laser probe damages the specific area of the brain causing seizures

  • Resective brain surgery involves open surgery to remove the part of brain causing seizures

  • Responsive neurostimulation (NeuroPace) involves placement of a stimulator electrode in the part of the brain causing seizures so it can stop the seizures just as they begin

  • Vagus nerve stimulation is the placement of a pacemaker in the shoulder area that connects to the neck and makes it harder for seizures to occur

  • Deep brain stimulation is placement of a stimulator in the deep parts of the brain that regulate brain functions and make it harder for seizures to occur

Outpatient postsurgical care such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, neuropsychological care, and mental health and other support services.

Hartford HealthCare Epilepsy Center

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    Phone: 860.972.3621
    Fax: 860.545.5003

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    85 Seymour St.
    Suite 815
    Hartford, CT 06102
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    Suite 201
    Southington, CT 06489
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    Torrington, CT 06790
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