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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Epilepsy Program

Appointments and Referrals

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please call

713-441-3970

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Houston Methodist Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is designated a Level 4 program by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our program is comprised of physicians from various specialties at the Methodist Neurological Institute and Houston Methodist Hospital. Our physician specialties include Neurology and Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuropathology and Rehabilitation Medicine. The program serves as a single point of entry for patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders referred to Houston Methodist Hospital.  Physicians who are part of the center have subspecialty expertise in the management of patients with epilepsy. The program also serves as the focal point of clinical, educational and research efforts in epilepsy.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers a wide spectrum of services for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with seizures:

  • Evaluations for new onset seizures, single seizures or recurrent seizures
  • Evaluations for patients with recurrent seizures that persist despite usage of different medications.  Our clinicians have expertise in the management of patients with specific concerns such as:
    • Management of adolescents
    • Management of women before, during and after pregnancy
    • Management of elderly patients
    • Management of patients with brain tumors
  • Evaluation for epilepsy surgery (including patients that have undergone prior surgical procedures)
  • Evaluation for vagus nerve stimulation
  • Evaluation for enrollment in research studies

Neurophysiology laboratory

A key component of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is the Neurophysiology laboratory at Houston Methodist Hospital.  The Neurophysiology lab is accredited by ABRET (American Board of Registered Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists). Services provided through the lab include:

  • A four bed inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit for characterization of seizures and to evaluate patients for epilepsy surgery. Patients with seizures are evaluated with state-of-the-art equipment in private rooms in a hospital setting. 
  • Inpatient and out patient EEG lab
  • Ambulatory EEG monitoring
  • Evoked potentials (Visual, somatosensory and brainstem auditory evoked potentials)
  • Intraoperative monitoring (Evoked potentials, EMG and functional cortical mapping)