Epilepsy Surgery Service

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John Rolston, MD, PhD, Director of Epilepsy Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, answers questions about epilepsy surgery.

Our neurosurgeons are a key part of the multidisciplinary Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Many medications are available and this is the primary treatment for epilepsy. However, one third of patients diagnosed may not be fully controlled by medication and may qualify for surgical treatment.

Diagnosis and Treatment

If surgery is deemed necessary after an in-depth consultation with the multidisciplinary team, our neurosurgeons can perform a variety of surgical procedures that may result in control of seizures, including:

Meet Our Surgeons

Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD

Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD


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John David Rolston, MD, PhD

John David Rolston, MD, PhD


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