If you experience seizures, getting them under control can change your life. A dedicated network of connected care is available across Northern California to help you achieve wellness. Through diagnosis, treatment and beyond, the Sutter Health network has hospitals and care facilities that can provide personalized and comprehensive care for seizures, epilepsy and epilepsy-related problems.
The Sutter Health network also offers access to specially trained epileptologists and comprehensive epilepsy centers for patients who cannot control their seizures.
PAMF treatments for epilepsy and seizure control include:
- Brain Stimulators —Doctors use brain stimulators for people whose seizures don’t respond to medications. The devices prevent seizures by pulsing minor electrical pulses from an implanted device similar to a heart pacemaker.
- Medication Management — This is often the first therapy approach for seizures. About 7 out of 10 people with epilepsy manage their seizures with medicine. Different seizures respond to different medications, so your doctor will work with you to determine which options yield the best outcome and to monitor any side effects or changes in your status.
- Robotic Surgeries
Some Sutter Health locations also participate in epilepsy research studies, offering you access to the new neurological technology and treatments. We directly apply new laboratory findings to clinical use and facilitate patient participation in appropriate clinical trials and testing.
Are you curious if you should see a specialist at a comprehensive epilepsy center? Are you having difficulty managing your seizures, epilepsy or epilepsy-related conditions? In non-emergency situations, you can live chat with a referral specialist, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, by calling (855) 421-2904.
If you want to learn how to better control your epilepsy or want answers to frequently asked questions, visit our Epilepsy Hub.