Neurostimulation in the Treatment of Drug Resistant Epilepsy


Originally recorded: November 6, 2018, 51 minutes in length.

In about 30-40% of people with epilepsy, medications do not control their seizures. Other treatment options used to help control seizures include surgery, dietary therapy, and neurostimulation devices. Neurostimulation devices vary in how they are placed in the body and the way they work.

This webinar, recorded on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, discusses neurostimulation as a treatment for drug resistant epilepsy. Hear from people who have personal experience with neurostimulation as a therapy to help control their seizures. We will review:

  • Different types of neurostimulation devices - Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • How is neurostimulation used to help control seizures?
  • Who may be helped by a neurostimulation device?
  • The effectiveness of neurostimulation devices

Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD, FAAN, FACNS, FANA, FAES
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Epilepsy and EEG
Co-Director, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT, USA

Mary-Ann Widener

Kimberly Bari
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Progress: 100%