We provide expert diagnosis and treatment for children and teens with epilepsy.
If your child has epilepsy or seizures, a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan can help control seizures and restore his or her quality of life.
Because of our tremendous success in treating hundreds of children that were not considered candidates for epilepsy surgery at other centers, our Pediatric Epilepsy Program has earned an international reputation for the care we give to children and teens with even the most complex forms of epilepsy.
We recognize that your child may have complicated and diverse problems that cannot be solved by a single healthcare practitioner. That’s why 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, a pharmacist, social workers, child life specialists, electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists, and occupational, physical, and speech therapists.
As part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, we are one of the largest medical and surgical treatment centers for children with epilepsy in the United States.
We strive to make your child as comfortable as possible. When in the hospital, children can have video-EEG monitoring while in our playroom, so they can take a break from their hospital beds.
Our child life specialists use techniques such as creative arts therapies and horticulture therapy to help improve your child’s treatment experience. Hospital school teachers are available to children when hospitalized to help them keep up with their school work. We also have a library stocked with books, DVDs, and video game consoles for your child to enjoy.
To better serve our diverse population, services are available in English and Spanish. We also offer interpretation and translation services.
You can learn more about our epilepsy-specific supportive services through Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES). 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 and families who live with the challenges of epilepsy.