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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent, unprovoked seizures. It is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and affects people of all ages, races and ethnic background. Almost three million Americans live with epilepsy.

The Missouri Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Our program is the only Level 4 recognized program in mid-Missouri. Level 4 epilepsy programs have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Our team offers a regular outpatient clinic and evaluation of paroxysmal events suspected to be seizures. They also specialize in the pre-surgical evaluation of patients suffering from drug resistant epilepsy. The surgical services include vagal nerve stimulation implantation, invasive brain monitoring and respective brain surgery.

Services offered by our team:

  • First convulsion clinic
  • Pre-surgical evaluation for epilepsy surgery
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Video-EEG or epilepsy monitoring unit
  • MRI
  • fMRI
  • PET scan
  • SPECT scan
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • WADA Testing

Providers

Contact

To schedule an appointment with any of our neurologists, please call 573-882-1515.

To schedule an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons, please call 573-882-4908.

To have someone from the Sleep Disorders Center contact you, fill out our online form.

Neuroscience Awards and Accreditations

Stroke

The Missouri Stroke Program has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.       

In 2015, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services designated the Missouri Stroke Program as one of the state’s first Level I Missouri State Time Critical Diagnosis Centers, the highest recognition a hospital can receive for its stroke program.

The Missouri Stroke Program has received the Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award from Get With The Guidelines®, a hospital-based quality improvement program developed by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The Missouri Stroke Program has also been named to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

Epilepsy 

The Missouri Epilepsy Program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 epilepsy center.