About the Epilepsy Program
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For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Joseph Madsen, MD, in the Department of Neurosurgery (Joseph.Madsen@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-355-6008).
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Our epilepsy team at Boston Children’s Hospital is sensitive to the many physical and emotional challenges that seizures can bring to children, adolescents and their families. We are devoted to helping your child live a seizure-free, fulfilling life.
Seizures and epilepsy occur when part of the brain over-fires, disrupting its normal electrical signals. This can be a special concern in a child, because her brain is busy growing and changing. Your child will benefit from the integrated expertise of our many pediatric specialists, who include epileptologists, neuroscience nurses, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons, as well as technologists and experts in nutrition, care coordination and social services.
Because we are dedicated to treating children, we place special importance on supporting our patients and their families. We will work closely with you to find the best treatment plan for your child.