Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: What Parents and Doctors Should Know

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If you have a child with epilepsy, you're not alone — 2.5 million Americans have this disorder.
Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but the majority of new diagnoses are in kids. About two-thirds of all kids with epilepsy outgrow the seizures that accompany it by the time they're teens.  However, not all seizures respond to medical treatment and parents may need to consider a more invasive treatment approach.

On Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, watch "Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: What Parents and Doctors Should Know" featuring neurosurgeon Roger Hudgins and epileptologist Deborah Holder.

Viewers are encouraged to email their questions, which will be answered during the LIVE web chat from Akron Children's Hospital.



Roger Hudgins

Roger Hudgins, MD

Director, Division of Neurosurgery; Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Deborah Holder

Deborah Holder, MD

Pediatric Epileptologist

Grace Smith

Grace Smith, MD, FAAP, FACC

Director, Heart Center Boardman; Associate Dir., Arrhythmia Center