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 multidisciplinaryEdward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Programat 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: