We provide expert diagnosis and treatment for children and teens with epilepsy.
At the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, our mission is to restore the quality of life for children and adolescents with epilepsy. As part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone and NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, we are one of the largest medical treatment centers for children with epilepsy in the United States.
Because of our tremendous success in treating hundreds of children that were not considered candidates for epilepsy surgery at other centers, we have earned an international reputation for the care we give to children and teens with even the most complex forms of epilepsy.
We recognize that a child with epilepsy and his or her family often have complicated and diverse problems that cannot be solved by a single healthcare practitioner. At the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, we’ve created an extensive team of experts that includes pediatric epileptologists (neurologists who specialize in epilepsy), neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, and epilepsy nurse specialists. Our team also includes a pediatric nutritionist, pharmacist, social workers, child life therapists, electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists, as well as occupational, physical, and speech therapists.
We strive to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Children can undergo video-EEG monitoring while in our playroom so they can take a break from their hospital beds.
Our part-time recreational therapist uses creative techniques such as art therapy, music therapy, and horticulture therapy to help improve our young patients’ treatment experience. Tutors can spend an hour or two with each child daily to help them keep up with their school work. We also have a library stocked with books, videotapes, DVDs, and video game consoles for children to enjoy. To better serve our diverse population, services are available in both English and Spanish.
In addition to eight hospital beds dedicated to children and teenagers, our inpatient unit has two neonatal beds for our youngest patients. We can also monitor patients in both the neonatal intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
You can learn more about our supportive services through FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). FACES is a nonprofit organization within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center whose mission is to fund research to improve epilepsy care, advance new therapies, and foster a supportive community for children, families, and caregivers who live with the challenges of epilepsy.
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New YorkOur pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.
Our team of expert pediatric epileptologists includes a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who is a pioneer in the field of surgery for children with epilepsy.View All Doctors